The sale of housing and residential construction show signs of recovery. But if we analyze the situation, has opened a crack and the sector clearly moves at two speeds. Barcelona and its metropolitan area, and to a lesser extent other provincial capitals, experiencing a recovery, which now extends to municipalities typical second home holiday. However, a large part of Catalonia continues with construction and real estate absolutely unemployed.
According to data from the Ministry of Housing of the Generalitat of Catalonia in 556 municipalities, more than half of the territory has not started or a new house for the first nine months of the year. However, in the city of Barcelona have begun to work 975 apartments, and the amount is also growing in other metropolitan municipalities like Badalona (598), L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (306), Sant Cugat del Vallès (306) and Cornellà de Llobregat (269). But among the Catalan towns most active construction of new homes are second homes slip zones as Platja d'Aro, Vendrell and Roses, for example. The number of homes that were started in these municipalities still low compared to the years before the crisis, but is well above what happens in other Catalan towns.
Some examples illustrate the revival of the construction of second homes in areas. In the town of Castell-Platja d'Aro begun until 30 September this year 193 homes, a figure approaching 231 since 2007 and is well above that were made between 2009 and 2015, when it bottomed out with a minimum of only three homes started in 2011; Last year we only started 27.
Otherwise, in this case mountain is the Alp. This year, 23 homes have already begun, a figure well above the lows in 2013 and only two in 2014, when it started only one.
The new construction moves following the movements of the real estate market and therefore is reactivating the municipalities of Barcelona and its metropolitan area and the second vacation home.
Servihabitat the phenomenon observed in its latest report, released this week. He stressed that in Catalonia have been initiated this year 7,972 households, 12.5% more than last year, and expects 2017 growth of 7%. The general manager of the area of real estate assets Servihabitat, Juan Carlos Alvarez, attributed this increase to the reduction of stock in some areas and improved financing and credit, and stated that occurs "in large urban centers and their metropolitan areas or in locations traditional housing market holiday. " The report noted that while the housing market grows in Barcelona and its metropolitan area and prime zones (the best) holiday home, the municipalities farther than 60 kilometers from Barcelona and they are not on vacation "the market continues depressed. "