Istat has published data for the third quarter of 2014 on notarial deeds for both the sale of real estate units – divided into residential units (homes and appurtenances) and business units – and the stipulation of mortgage-secured loans.
In the third quarter of 2014, nationwide real estate unit sales agreements totalled 133,265, increasing by 3.7% over the same period of the previous year. 124,519 (93.4%) transfers of properties concerned homes and appurtenances and 7,971 (6.0%) real estate units for business purposes.
Nationwide, 66,350 mortgage-secured loans were stipulated in the third quarter of 2014, with a positive increase +13.9%
Mortgage-secured loans registered higher than national average increases in the South (+22.6%), in the Islands (+21.8%) and in the Centre (+16.5%).
Mortgage-secured loans stipulated in metropolitan cities showed a very positive increase (+16.1%), which also characterises that of archives of smaller cities (+12.4%).