The sale of homes increased by 22.4% in February in Catalonia compared to the same month last year, to 7,934, according to provisional data from the INE Property Rights Transfer Statistics. This is the best month of February in the historical series, which collects data since 2007 (then there were 11,466 homes). Of the total, 7,412 were free homes and 522 were officially protected, while 1,395 were new and 6,539 second-hand. On the other hand, if compared to the previous month, a variation of -0.76% was recorded. In the State as a whole, the sale of homes rose by 24% more in February, to 53,623, and in relation to January, they grew by 1.8%.
By communities, those that presented a greater increase in the sale of homes were the Canary Islands, with 52.2%; followed by La Rioja, with 46.3%, and the Balearic Islands, with 42.2% more. On the other hand, Navarra was the only one that presented a decline, specifically 4.6%.
In absolute figures, Andalusia was the community that registered the most operations, with 10,978, followed by the Valencian Country, with 7,986; Catalonia, with 7,934 and the Community of Madrid, with 7,610.
By demarcation, the sale of homes in Barcelona rose 25.4% in February compared to the same month in 2021, to 5,105 operations. Of these, 959 were new homes and 4,146 second-hand; while 4,679 were free and 426 protected. In the counties of Tarragona, with 1,228 operations, it was where the greatest annual increase was registered, of 40.3%, up to 1,228. Of these, 165 flats were new and 1,063 second-hand; while 1,210 were free and 18 protected.
As for the counties of Girona, 1,167 sales transactions were registered, a figure that represents an increase of 14.4% compared to February last year. Of the total, 200 were new homes and 967 second-hand; and 1,138 were free and 29 were officially protected.
Finally, the Lleida demarcation was the only one that registered a decrease, specifically 15.9%, compared to February 2021, to 434. Of the total, 71 were new and 363 second-hand; and 385 were free and 49 protected.