The boom of second homes in the wake of smart-working

In the wake of the pandemic, the boom of second homes. Second a recent study published in the official Magazine, and based on the final data for 2021 of the Fiaip (one of the main trade associations of real estate agents) last year the sale of second homes recorded about 180 thousand units, testifying a 44% increase compared to 2020, when about 125mila. Up the 30% even with respect to the 2019, which had closed at 140 thousand units. With a total of 5.5 million tourist homes to date in Italy, the favorite destinations are still those at big and in Mountain.

From the sea to the mountains: the favorite destinations

Rapallo to the sea, Bormio in Valtellina, Cavalese, Canazei, Campitello, Pozza di Fassa e Moena in Trentino Alto Aidge for the mountains. “The interest in purchasing has also grown on the part of those who buy as an investment, towards products in good condition or to be restored”, reports the study of the study office of Gabetti in Lombardy.

The second home: who buys it and why

In fact, according to the Fiap, “the purchases of second homes are of various types”. “Some aimed at spending the weekends, but also to experience ‘freer’ holidays, avoiding pandemic restrictions (masks, distancing, etc.)”. Others, on the other hand, choose the second home also “because it allows to combine the needs of work (teleworking, smart working, etc.) or of studio for the children “. Finally, many buyers are motivated by a purpose of investment: the Italians are deciding to bet on the brick a large part of the accumulated liquidity, fixed on current accounts.

Forecast for 2022

It is true that “the pandemic has marked a decrease in the average income of Italian families, a simultaneous decrease in consumption and, consequently, a growth in the propensity to save”, he explained Andrea Oliva, research office coordinator Fimaa, in the recent study, but it is equally correct to say that “today, thanks to favorable mortgage rates, with the amount of a monthly rent you can easily face a mortgage payment, capitalizing on the costs incurred”.

Second Fimaa, in 2022 second homes could record a further increase compared to 2021 and, the strong demand will produce a further increase in average selling prices for 38.4% of agents.

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