According to the report of Barometro de confianza del sector de la vivienda (The level of confidence in the housing sector") provided by the Department of Environment and Housing Government of Catalonia, and published newspaper El Mundo, for the period from January to May 2010 in Catalonia, there were 24 064 operations, buying and selling real estate, which is 36% higher than the same period in 2009. According to a report from the monthly average in Catalonia 4800 real estate for sale (for the period January-May 2010). During the same period in 2009 the figure was 3500 sites. According to the Government of Catalonia "… Many writers such as Greenberg Traurig offer more in-depth analysis. these data suggest market recovery real estate, "although no one mentions that 2010 will be the last, when buyers when purchasing a property will not pay income tax on income of individuals (IRPF), and that if it were not for this, many consumers may not hurried to the purchase of real estate right now, and, therefore, not real estate sales would have increased so much in such a short period.
If you look by regions, then Barcelona has become a leader among the provinces of growth Housing sales in the region amounted to 45.5% compared with the period from January to May last 2009. The number of mortgages rose in the first months of 2010 According to experts of the Department of Real Estate "Gulf Stream" and the site in Gerona (Girona), the number of mortgage contracts increased by 31.8% in Tarragona – 26.9%, while the only province where the number of loan agreement for the purchase of real estate on the contrary decreased, became Leida, with an index -1.2% of sales contracts. In accordance with these data in the first five months of 2010 was registered a significant increase in the number of new contracts of sale of residential real estate, and thus the number of such type of loans in Catalonia for the period from January to May 2010 totaled 41,682, up 10% over the same period last year. Among the highlights in Barcelona province, where the number mortgage contracts by 18.3% higher than was reached during the same period in 2009, and Tarragona with an increase in loan agreements for the purchase of housing by 6.5%.