Intentions to buy own home

Last updated 18/03/2021 - 12:44

Plans to buy a home still increasing

Plans to buy a home have increased in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and the entire country compared with 2018. A couple of years ago, the share of people considering buying a home was one in ten. Now, nearly one in four (23.4%) in Helsinki Metropolitan Area and more than one in six (18.1%) in the entire country are considering buying a home.

Plans are considerably higher than at any time during recorded history. Since 1996, no more than an average of approximately 10 per cent of consumers have planned to buy a home. However, the figure has now doubled and seems still to be growing. The growth that started in 2019 seems now to be continuing month to month.

Note! The figures describing the intentions to buy homes after May 2019 are not comparable to earlier figures due to renewals in the statistical methods.