Recently the 5th edition of the Real Estate Market Report was presented at a press conference by Amat Immobiliaris in relation to rentals, re-sales, sale of new developments and luxury real estate in Barcelona, Sant Cugat, Sant Just Desvern and the surrounds.
Guifré Homedes, manager of the Amat office in Barcelona, hosted the event along with the co-general directors, Immaculada and Joana Amat, who all joined in the open question session where the journalists in attendance were mainly interested in the situation of the rental market in Barcelona.
According to Guifré Homedes "this year has been marked by a certain normalization of the real estate market in sales and tension of the real estate rental market." In relation to sale market, "the number of transactions has experienced a growth of 94% and a rotation of between 4-5 months on average."
The challenge posed by Homedes in relation to 2017 is mainly to "generate an offer to relax rental prices", since a significant increase in default is expected because "people are renting to the limit of their possibilities." If sales rate are sustainable this year "it's because there is a retained demand that has savings", but "we are generating expectations with prices out of the market."
Among other issues, Joana and Immaculada Amat have expressed their struggle for the habilitation of premises as housing in order to favor elderly people, rethinking the urban planning and modifying the Law of horizontal property: "There are computed 15,000 vacant premises that do not are going to be rented anymore" Joana Amat said.
The event ended with a breakfast with the media where they have finished of sharing data and impressions.