The purchase and sale of homes rose 6.9% last September in relation to the same month of 2021, to add 57,333 operations, its highest figure in a month of September since 2007, when more than 61,700 purchases were exceeded, as reported by this Friday the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

With the year-on-year advance in September, the sale of homes chains 19 consecutive months of positive rates. However, the growth of operations has moderated eight points with respect to the year-on-year rise in August, when home sales increased by 14.9%.

The year-on-year increase in home sales in September was the result of the 10.7% increase in operations on used homes, up to 47,279 sales, since operations on new apartments decreased by 7.8% year-on-year, to a total of of 10,054 transactions.

92.4% of the homes transferred by sale in the ninth month of the year were free homes and 7.6% were protected.

The sale of unregistered homes rose 7.4% year-on-year in September, to 52,968 operations, while that of protected ones advanced 1.4%, adding a total of 4,365 operations.

In monthly terms (September over August), the sale of homes did not change, since 57,327 operations were carried out in August, almost the same as in September (57,333).

In the first nine months of the year, the sale of homes has increased by 18.3%, with increases of 21.3% in the case of second-hand homes and 6.6% in new homes.