1. Have we finished the year, 2016, with the expected figures?
The real estate market is once again in a calm state since the recession that occurred 8 years ago. 2016 has finally been a year of stabilisation and normalisation. House buying and selling transactions have risen, we have had strong foreign demand coupled with the national customer return and political stability in the last quarter of the year, and we have seen an increase in residential transactions compared to the previous year.
2. Which areas in Madrid do you consider to have been the most popular in 2016?
In Madrid, the demand is usually focused on the most exclusive neighbourhoods, quality housing, with good infrastructure and communications and where, in general, buyers have a high purchasing power. The outskirts of Madrid, areas such as Aravaca, Pozuelo de Alarcon, Boadilla del Monte and Rozas have been in great demand. Part of it is due to luxury houses and the varied buyer profile, ranging from families interested in moving residence, foreigners looking for a house for work purposes, and those who want to invest in a property.