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November 26, 2021

Spain | Economic, social and demographic determinants of housing demand

Since 1996, the number of homes in Spain has increased, as well as their size. This Observatory studies the contribution of different socio-demographic factors such as average household size, population growth and the number of dwellings per household to the demand and size per dwelling.

November 17, 2021

China | Lehman Moment or Volcker Moment?

Economic slowdown will continue as the authorities are willing to sacrifice short-term growth figures to trade for long-term social equality and carbon neutrality, but it will not turn into either Lehman or Volcker Moment.

August 19, 2021

Argentina | Real Estate and Construction Outlook 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the real estate market to collapse and led to a substantial change in the interests of the different players. Although housing prices fell significantly, demand is still very weak.

April 8, 2021

Colombia | Real Estate Outlook 2021

The real estate sector has good growth prospects and will lead the country's economic recovery process. It will be driven by medium and low priced new housing. Meanwhile, higher-value housing, used housing and the non-residential sector will have a slightly later recovery.

September 30, 2020

Argentina | Real Estate and Construction Outlook 2020

The negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis is historic in the construction industry, already weakened by the recession of previous years. It is essential to boost supply and demand in order to recover the lost attractiveness of the real estate sector.

January 29, 2020

Spain | Home sales did not pick up in the final stretch of 2019

The real estate market has not yet recovered the tone it had before the last regulatory reforms. Thus, despite the relatively positive determinants of demand, home sales fell in November, which did not prevent a slight rise in mortgages. Supply-side variables show weakness

July 29, 2019

Spain Real Estate Outlook. July 2019

Home sales lost traction in 1H19 despite positive demand determinants. At the same time, construction activity maintained its growth trend. Housing price showed an upward trend, especially for new housing. The market shows a high regional heterogeneity

April 23, 2019

Spain | Moderation in the growth of housing sales was consolidated in February

In February, housing sales showed tentative progress, in a favorable context for demand, marked by increased employment and relatively low interest rates. The increase in mortgage lending was also more moderate than in 2018. The start of 2019 showed an increase in permits, with many of the determinants of construction activ…