03 July, Istat
Istat reports that the IPAB Index, which measures the prices of properties bought as main residence as well as investment, grew by 0.9% in Q1 of 2020 compared to the previous quarter and by 1.7% compared to the same period of 2019.
Meanwhile, transactions sharply decreased (-15.5%) due to the measures adopted to contain Covid-19. However, this gap between increasing prices and declining sales did not have any relevant impact on the prices of residential properties since these were agreed before the pandemic started.
Translator: Cristina Ambrosi