In April 2013, according to the developers, the demand for new dwellings stays degraded. The corresponding balance of opinion is significantly below its long-term average. The business leaders forecast a slight deterioration of the housing starts for the next three months, linked to the decline of the housing starts for rent. The corresponding balance of opinion remains below its long-term average.
The developers are more numerous than in January to indicate a decrease of their unsold dwelling stocks this quarter.
According to developers, new housing average price would slow down; the corresponding balance of opinion is below its long-term average. Their opinion about the downpayment to acquire a new dwelling is almost stable compared to the previous quarter. The developers are more numerous to indicate a decrease of the financing capacity to purchase a new housing.
New dwelling demand tendency
|Balances of opinion, in %, SA|
|* Mean since July 1991.|
|Mean*||July 12||Oct. 12||Jan. 13||April 13|
|New dwelling demand||5||43||48||45||46|
|Expected housing starts||5||32||26||27||30|
|- for sale||14||51||38||44||38|
|- for rent||1||9||6||4||18|
|Unsold dwelling stock tendency||27||3||12||16||23|
|Housing average price for sale||8||18||28||20||22|
n° 97 - December 30, 1899
Quaterly business survey in the real-estate development - April 2013
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