Restore real estate market to pre-pandemic levels, according to research

Gradual return of the real estate market to pre-pandemic levels

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Delfi Analytics sees a gradual return of the real estate market to pre-pandemic levels, according to a survey conducted for the real estate market in Cyprus.

Specifically, in a statement the company states that the real estate market in 2021, showed signs of recovery approaching in many cases the data of 2019, adding that real estate transfers until November 2021, were more in all provinces than corresponding period of 2019.

He cites the new survey, "Real Estate Dynamics in Cyprus" according to which real estate transfers in the first eleven months of 2021 were increased by 3.4% compared to the corresponding period of 2019. At the same time, sales documents for the same period were reduced by 4.2% and the number of mortgages by 4.4%. The value of mortgages increased by 82.2%, which is largely explained by the large increase recorded this year in the province of Limassol, which is not associated with a corresponding increase in the number of mortgages, so it may result from a small number high value mortgages.

According to the survey, the data indicate an increase in demand for used real estate, as 14,228 transfers were recorded by November. Increased by 3.4% compared to 2019 and 26.5% compared to 2020. In contrast, sales documents until November were reduced by 4.2% compared to 2019.

Regarding the province of Nicosia, most comparative indicators moved positively in relation to the period in question. Both transfers (27%) and sales documents (38%) were particularly high compared to the corresponding period of 2019. The number of mortgages was also increased while the value of mortgages compared to the corresponding period of 2019 was reduced. by 15%.

In the province of Limassol, most data are positive compared to both 2020 and 2019. Transfers were increased compared to the respective periods of 2019 (2%) and 2020 (30%). In terms of sales documents, there was an increase of 28% compared to 2020, however, there was still a distance of 11% from the data of 2019. In Limassol, the number of mortgages was slightly increased and the value of mortgages increased dramatically which approached 300%. Indication which shows that a small number of mortgages were related to a loan / loans of a very large amount. Indicatively, while in 2019 and 2020 the mortgages amounted to approximately € 900 million, this year, they jumped to € 3.2 billion.

In 2021, things did not go very smoothly for the province of Paphos. Most benchmarks were positive compared to 2020 but quite negative compared to 2019. Specifically, for the period under review, transfers were reduced by 20%, sales documents by 35% and the number of mortgages by 15% compared to the pre-pandemic year.

The picture is mixed in the province of Larnaca, where transfers were reduced by 8% compared to January-November 2019 while sales documents were increased by 5%. The number of mortgages decreased by 11% while their value increased by 0.1%.

Finally, the real estate market in the province of Famagusta moved mainly positively, as both transfers (+ 12%) and sales documents (+ 4%) and the number of mortgages (+ 4%) were higher than in 2019.

Source: KYPE