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Istat: housing prices towards stability

Posted: 8 October 2018

According to ISTAT, recent data show a substantial stability in house price dynamics, after the 2017 downturn which interrupted the slight recovery in 2016, when there was a strong increase in residential property transactions (+18.4 %).

While the prices of new homes give slight signs of recovery, the trend of those of existing homes (which now account for over 80%) marks trend variations that remain negative.

According to preliminary estimates, in the second quarter of 2018 the House Price Index (Ipab) purchased by households increased by 0.8% compared to the previous quarter and decreased by 0.2% compared to the same period of 2017.