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Investing Real Estate | How to do Real Estate Trading in 2020

The current economic context, characterized by extremely low and in some cases even negative interest rates , means that the return on bank deposits, the investment product preferred by families in recent decades, is practically nil. As a result, many investors have withdrawn their money from these deposits to concentrate it on new investments. The real estate market is one of these options and, by the way, one of the most popular. Few people in Italy can say they don’t know anyone who has invested in the real estate market in one way or another and with better or worse luck.

The binomial real estate – investment has been much discussed both in Italy and in the rest of the world. Especially in our country, where many people, as soon as they manage to collect enough savings, immediately go to real estate investment, usually with the physical purchase of a property (often an apartment in a holiday resort or a second home) without knowing other investment opportunities that offer more opportunities.

Simplifying it, real estate trading represents the market in which different types of properties are bought and sold, whether they are private homes, commercial spaces, agricultural land, building systems, lots, etc.

Wanting to amplify the answer to the question “What is real estate trading” attracts many people, but few potential investors think that buying and owning a property may not be as easy as they imagine. And above all, it may not meet its return on investment expectations.

Have turned away from the housing market in times of financial crisis . Physically buying a property is often associated with paying for loans, taxes and fees, major repairs, renting a tenant, and other activities or things that can be unpleasant or create potential complications.

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Real estate investments, which assets to focus on after Covid

During the virtual round table ” COVID-19 and Italy Real Estate: Asset resilience and price valuations “, the moderator Paola Ricciardi, Country Managing Director of Duff & Phelps in Italy, highlighted: “It is difficult to make forecasts on the real estate market in Italy, but some asset classes are perceived as more resilient, in particular residential, logistics and offices ”.

As for the residential sector , according to Ricciardi “it could record a contraction in market demand, ready to intercept a new challenge in the Italian real estate market, looking for larger and newer concept living spaces compared to the pre-pandemic period, especially in suburban areas

Among the drivers of the near future, the evolution of the “Rent Residential” sector, with a probable increase in the demand for increasingly efficient and person-friendly services and with the cities of Milan and Rome which will continue to represent poles of attraction for international, corporate and private investors. Finally, the “Senior Living” and the “Student Housing” will represent two asset classes which, although rethought, will continue to arouse interest.

The “ Hospitality & Leisure ” and “ Retail ” sectors, on the other hand, are most affected by the situation , but they present good investment opportunities for the future.