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30.6.2024 | Estonia

Estonian home prices continue to rise

Text Mark Taylor
Photo Andrei Chertkov

Estonian home prices continue to rise

 

In the wake of difficult economic conditions, Statistics Estonia has reported a notable uptick in home prices during the first quarter of 2024. According to the latest figures released, the Dwelling Price Index rose by 2 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2023, demonstrating a resilient market amidst broader economic shifts. Moreover, the year-on-year comparison revealed a substantial 7.8 per cent increase compared to the first quarter of 2023, underscoring sustained growth in the real estate sector.

Egne Säinast, a leading analyst at Statistics Estonia, highlighted the key trends within the housing market. Noting that apartment prices saw a moderate increase of 1.2 per cent from the previous quarter, while house prices surged by 4 per cent during the same period. This disparity, according to Säinast, can be attributed to contrasting price movements across different regions in Estonia. Specifically, while apartment prices in Tallinn experienced a decline in square metre prices, other regions witnessed an increase, influencing the overall index dynamics.

Comparing year-on-year data, the report indicated a robust 11.1 per cent increase in apartment prices and a more subdued 1.1 per cent rise in house prices, reflecting the varied market conditions across different housing types.

The Dwelling Price Index, a crucial metric monitored by both economists and policymakers, tracks changes in square metre prices for transactions involving household dwellings, which encompasses both apartments and various house types (detached, semi-detached, and terraced houses). This metric provides valuable insights into consumer behaviour and the broader economic health of the housing sector and economy as a whole.

 

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