The coronavirus pandemic has triggered interest in new construction housing, especially in the provinces of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga. In fact, las visitas a los anuncios de idealista de chalets y pisos de reciente construcción en estas localizaciones han aumentado un 36,8% between May and October 2020, with respect to the same period of 2019, según datos de idealista/data. An increase that demonstrates the strength of this product at a time as complicated as this. In the balance of 10 first months, the year-on-year increase reaches 40%.

The coronavirus has hit the Spanish business fabric hard, pero no todos los sectores y sus segmentos se comportado igual en esta crisis coyuntural derivada de la crisis sanitaria. In the case of residential, all the experts agree in pointing out the good health of the new construction, in front of second-hand housing. Opinions endorsed by the increase in web traffic of this type of product after the confinement both in idealista and in the promoters' own web domains.

In this sense, cabe destacar el gran interés que despertó la vivienda de obra nueva en July (record month so far in 2020), with respect to the same to the month of 2019 (lows of the year) en las provincias de Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Valencia. In fact, en este caso the increase has reached 48%. Tomando como referencia este periodo de tiempo y desgranado por localizaciones destacan las subidas del 51% in Barcelona and 45% in Valencia. Un incremento del interés que se ha producido a pesar del aumento del precio de los inmuebles nuevos disponibles: 232.000 euros on average during 10 first months of 2019, in front of 260.000 hasta el pasado mes de octubre.

Por tipología de vivienda destaca la single family Home por encima de los pisos. Las visitas a anuncios de chalets de obra nueva en idealista ubicados en estas cuatro provincias ha experimentado un aumento del 40% interanual durante los 10 first months of this exercise, in front of 26% that visits to advertisements of new apartments are on the rise. These numbers support the theories of experts who speak of a change in the tastes of users who are now looking for homes with larger spaces, garden, and including swimming pool, after the bad experience of confinement.

[Source: Idealista]