House sales up 1.8% in first quarter

Year-on-year rise of 6.5%

(ANSA) - Rome, July 24 - Italy's housing market returned to positive territory in the first quarter of 2017, with 169,527 property sales being registered, a rise of 1.8% with respect to the previous three months, ISTAT said Monday.
    Sales had dropped 2.2% in the previous quarter.
    The national statistics agency said property sales were up 6.5% in the first quarter with respect to the same period in 2016.
   

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