The Italian real estate market returned to growth in the first quarter of 2014 The announced Istat.notarial agreements for the transfer of ownership has increased overall by 1.3% on an annual basis; for the steps of properties for residential use by 1.5% and those relating to transfers of real estate units for economic 1.6%. Istat said that in the first quarter conventions notary for transfer of ownership of real estate units are were 140,716. 93.1% of the conventions provided regarded the transfer of ownership of residential property and accessories, 6.3% real estate units for economical and 0.6% of housing units for special use and timeshares. At the regional level, for complex transfers of real estate major signs of recovery were recorded in the Centre and North-East. Decreases were recorded in the South, the Channel Islands and the North West.too notarial agreements for mortgages, loans and other obligations with real estate mortgage agreements with banks or non-banks began to grow again.