Economic growth recovery in Italy is inminent, according to Bankitalia, the estimations for GDP growth this year have gone up to +1,4%. This number is still expected to increase during this third quarter of 2017.
International investors aiming Italy
According to CBRE (Leader real-estate consultancy), during the first quarters of 2017, international investors have gathered over 5,8 billion Euros in real-estate investment in the country; which is almost 60% more than the same period last year.
International investments represent over 80% of the total investment made in the country during the first half of the year. On the other hand, Italians are also rising up their investments due to the economic growth: Domestic real-estate investment has risen by 1 billion during the same period.
Real estate agents
In order to analyze the property market situation and the perception of the professionals in the sector, Banca d’Italia has interviewed 1300 real-estate agencies during the 2nd quarter of this year, through the whole country.
The general results obtained during these studies were:
- More optimism in the real-estate market
- The demand is stable and starting to rise
- 80% of mortgage loan acceptance
Compared to the same period of last year there is a more optimistic scenario for future investments, both in short and medium terms. The market is starting to rise and the professionals of the sectors are the first to realize this upcoming imminent rise in Italy.
Rental growth and property transactions
Rental prices are already going up and are the first choice for investors from all over the world, especially in the main cities, headed by Milan.
Between July 2016 and July 2017 rental prices went up significantly: +1,77 annual growth during this period in Italy; and 3,56% in Milan.
Property transactions are already skyrocketing in the city as well. During the first half of 2017 there have been 15,600 more property transactions than in the last half of 2016.
Milan is clearly the safest place to invest in p2p lending in the country at the moment, which is why Housers is selecting the city to be the host of their first projects in the country.