According to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), a total of 53.410 houses were bought in September, representing an average of 1.780 operations per day. Therefore, the figure reflects an increase of 40,6% compared to the same period in 2020, taking into account that at that time the market was still assimilating the impact of the pandemic. However, the balance also continues to be positive on a monthly basis, since it represents an advance of 7,1% compared to last August.
For the seventh consecutive month, the purchase and sale operations carried out in our country show very high interannual increases. This figure means that September has reached the best figure in the last 14 years. According to the Director of Studies and Spokesperson for Fotocasa, María Matos, “it is a sign that the sector continues to be strong and is leading the economic recovery of our country.
In addition, the number of transactions exceeds 50,000 for the second time this year and raises the annual calculation to 421.267. However, from the Idealista real estate portal, Francisco Iñareta (company spokesperson), points out that the data they are handling “could imply that this process of recovery from the pandemic is about to be completed and that we will soon see how the variables begin a process of stabilization”.
Regarding the year-on-year rise in home sales in September, the increase in transactions for new homes, which grew by 30,1%, to 10.933 transactions had a lot to do with it, figures not seen since March 2014, as well as the increase of the sale of used flats by 43,6%, to 42.477 transactions, its highest figure since May 2007.
If we refer to regions, the autonomous communities with the highest number of transmissions per 100.000 inhabitants were the Valencian Community (190), Andalusia (177) and the Region of Murcia (161).
However, the Autonomous Communities with the highest annual increases in the number of home sales in September were Navarra (68,3%), the Basque Country (55,9%) and Andalusia (54,9%). The only community with a negative variation rate is Extremadura (-2,4%), while the Principality of Asturias (1,4%) and the Region of Murcia (19,7%) registered the lowest increases.