A Record Number of Transactions with Real Estate Is Registered in Slovenia
In the first half of 2017, the country made the largest number of real estate transactions (since 2007). The report of the Department of Geodesy (Gurs) notes that, according to preliminary data on the reporting period, about 17,200 contracts for the purchase and sale of housing were signed for a total of 1.07 billion euros.
In the first half of 2017, 49 deals were registered for more than 1 million euros (the largest of them was the sale of a new commercial site in Ljubljana for 8.8 million euros). Besides, during the reporting period, prices grew in those categories of real estate, in which a stable growth trend was featured after a period of stagnation in the second half of 2015.
The average cost of secondary housing amounted to 1,580 euros per square metre in the first half of 2017. This is 3% more than in the second half of 2016 and 10% more than in the first half of 2015, when it was minimal.
In Ljubljana, the average cost of a secondary housing, as compared to the second half of 2016, grew by 4.5% and amounted to 2,310 euros per square metre. In the suburbs of Ljubljana, it grew by 3.4% to 1,820 euros, in Koper—by 9% to 2,070 euros, in Kranj—by 5.6% to 1,700 euros, in Celje—by 0.9% to 1,150 euros, and in Maribor—by 1.8% to 1,120 euros.
Prices for houses keep growing. An average price for a house with a land plot was 119 thousand euros in the first half of 2017. Besides, during the reporting period, the number of transactions in the construction land plot market increased by 42% as compared to the first half of 2015.