Intentions to buy own home

Last updated 02/10/2018 - 16:55

Fewer intentions to buy owner-occupied flats

In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, approximately five consumers in hundred were planning to buy a flat in November last year according to Statistics Finland’s consumer barometer survey.  In Finland overall, the corresponding figure was approximately seven per cent. January this year, more people were planning to buy a flat in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area as three per cent of consumers were sure they were intending to buy a flat. In all of Finland, this proportion was the same. Slightly over 4 per cent of consumers would be likely to buy a flat within the next 12 months in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area as well as in Finland as a whole. Home-buying intentions started to increase in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area towards the end of 2016. A similar growth was not evident elsewhere in Finland.