Singles looking for a home buy mostly apartments, but their purchases are falling  

Real estate sales down by single (single / married, separated / divorced and widowed) in the first half of 2017, as reported by the Tecnocasa and Tecnorete networks. The real estate purchase by single was 28.7% of the total in the first half of the year, a slight decrease compared to the first half of 2016, when the percentage stood at 34.4%.

The type most purchased by singles was the two-room apartment (36.6%), followed by the three-room apartment (35.7%). Villas, villas, cottages, lofts, independent and semi-independent houses together make up 10.4% of purchases. The majority (32.1%) of single buyers are between 18 and 34 years old, 25.2% are between 35 and 44 years old, with percentages progressively decreasing as their age increases. 81.7% of single trades are for the main house, 15.4% for the investment and 2.9% for the holiday home. Compared to a year, the percentage of purchases per investment increases, from 10.7% to the current 15.4%.

51.3% of single tenants have taken a rented house, 43.1% for work reasons and 5.6% for reasons connected to the study. According to the rentals report by Solo Affitti, from 55.9% in 2016 to 47.5% this year the share of tenants who choose the rental house as “main residence” falls. On the other hand, the share of workers on the move (from 27% to 30.3%) and students (from 16.2% to 20.1%) is growing, looking for large apartments to live in sharing, leading to an increase of the prices of the three-room apartments. Almost tripled the share of those who choose short rents (from 0.8% to 2.1%), for tourism, occasional transfers or to assist family members in hospitals in cities other than those of residence.

A little like the law of gravity and the laws of physics in general, economics often appears to us as a limit, a cage, so much so that someone has also called it “the sad science”. But for the economy, as for physics, the blanket of greyness that surrounds it before the eyes of the extraordinary man, the ordinary man, can be torn open and give the immense surprise of a universe to be discovered, where there are only constraints but also opportunities. Just as, without being an angel and without wings, discovering the laws of physics man has exploited the opportunity to be able to fly, so – and that is what we set ourselves with this blog – facing the economy without fear, everyone can try to become an ace. Not an ace of aviation but an ace of money

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