Istat has published data for the second quarter of 2012 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 Italian version of Istat website is available a set of tables containing regional details and records from various District Notarial Archives.
In the second quarter of 2012, nationwide real estate unit sales agreements totalled 167,721, down -23.7% over the same period for the previous year. Of these, 156,552 (93.3%) concerned homes and appurtenances and 9,816 (5.9%) real estate units for business purposes.
In relation to type of use, sales of residential properties fell by -23.6%, whereas sales of properties for business use fell by -24.8% .