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Mortgage interest rate in Italy Q1 2013- Q4 2019

Mortgage interest rates in Italy decreased by half between the first quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2019. Over the period under consideration, the highest interest rate was found in the first and third quarters of 2013, when the value recorded was 3.68 percent. After the third quarter of 2013, mortgage interest rates experienced a steady decrease, reaching a value of 1.44 percent as of the fourth quarter of 2019, which represented the lowest interest rate during the period considered.

A slowly recovering market

Homeownership in Italy reached 72.4 percent in 2018, one of the highest rates in Western Europe. Low interest rates, especially when compared to other European countries, and decreasing house prices led to a renewed interest in the real estate market in Italy. Despite not reaching the pre-crisis levels, an increase in the number of transactions in the residential real estate market as well as the volume of mortgages stipulated for house purchase indicate a positive trend for the sector in Italy.

Milan, an attractive destination for investments

In recent years more than in the past, thanks to its role as a capital of business and finance as well as an innovation hub, Milan was able to attract human capital and investments, both domestic and foreign. This ability to grow and innovate was also reflected in the real estate market, which was the most dynamic in the country. Transactions in residential real estate in Milan increased steadily since 2012 and so did prices: some areas of the city are among the most expensive in the country to buy a property.

Mortgage interest rate in Italy from 1st quarter 2013 to 4th quarter 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

Q1 2013 to Q4 2019

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Data refers to quarter averages."

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