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Transfer of properties

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53 284

transfer of properties in the 4. quarter of 2017

Registered transfers of real property and property owned through a housing ccoperative. Preliminary figures
4th quarter 20174th quarter 2017Change in per centChange in per cent
TransfersShare4th quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 20174th quarter 2012 - 4th quarter 2017
Real estate
All transfers53 284100.0-1.52.9
Establishment of lease5021-2.315.7
Transfer of lease3 4026-6.4-6.6
Transfer of title total49 38093-1.13.5
Transfer of title, free market sale31 26559-0.7-3.4
Transfer of title, donation4 45883.572.3
Transfer of title, compulsory sale and eminent domain2300-3.0-4.2
Transfer of title, licensed and inheritance of decedent estate7 40214-4.41.3
Transfer of title, other and not specified6 02511-1.915.0
Property owned through a housing cooperative
Transfer of title total10 624100
Transfer of title, free market sale8 65181
Transfer of title, donation1561
Transfer of title, compulsory sale and eminent domain420
Transfer of title, licensed and inheritance of decedent estate1 18311
Transfer of title, other and not specified5926

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Table 1 
Registered transfers of real property

Registered transfers of real property
TransfersNotified amount (NOK million)1
4th quarter 20144th quarter 20154th quarter 20164th quarter 201724th quarter 20144th quarter 20154th quarter 20164th quarter 20172
1Comprice mainly purchase prices. For transfers free of charge, the value stated in the deed of conveyance is used.
2Preliminary figures.
The whole country53 29652 97754 06953 284107 985109 171120 291126 218
Østfold2 5422 7282 7213 0914 4625 3225 8447 445
Akershus5 1925 3275 4405 74114 96216 62319 41622 538
Oslo4 5964 3604 6974 10120 89318 16323 06220 587
Hedmark2 6212 5862 7042 7322 8563 1113 6514 014
Oppland2 7372 9063 0422 9603 1813 6073 7554 258
Buskerud3 3963 5423 7903 6135 8356 5037 6007 741
Vestfold2 3802 3242 3582 3284 6664 9795 3155 618
Telemark2 0622 0782 1792 1112 5992 6043 1383 139
Aust-Agder1 6361 6441 5761 5672 2552 3372 2272 499
Vest-Agder2 1122 1262 2372 1703 6483 8344 2234 388
Rogaland4 6693 8353 7483 87912 4989 4018 7519 921
Hordaland5 0394 8704 9354 63310 28110 14810 97610 913
Sogn og Fjordane1 1591 2821 2111 1861 2481 3101 3761 547
Møre og Romsdal2 8512 8262 7562 6303 9293 9983 9694 016
Sør-Trøndelag3 2413 1393 3733 3176 8407 2827 5067 658
Nord-Trøndelag1 4611 4871 5141 4841 7953 0052 0402 103
Nordland2 9533 1453 0742 9772 8023 2813 4713 515
Troms - Romsa1 7151 8431 8281 7392 5152 8953 0973 322
Finnmark - Finnmárku9349298861 025719767876995

Table 2 
Registered transfers of real property, by type of property

Registered transfers of real property, by type of property
4th quarter 20144th quarter 20154th quarter 20164th quarter 20171
1Preliminary figures.
All properties53 29652 97754 06953 284
Dwelling property total38 04236 80837 69137 697
Dwelling property with building36 48735 03235 77335 980
Dwelling property without building1 5551 7761 9181 717
Holiday property total8 5979 0679 6859 124
Holiday property with buildingl7 2967 8307 9617 609
Holiday property without building1 3011 2371 7241 515
Agricultural/forestry property total1 9082 1811 9821 863
Agricultural/forestry property with building1 6071 8241 5881 480
Agricultural/forestry property without building301357394383
Commercial/office property total915936971940
Commercial/office property with building838873894807
Commercial/office property without building776377133
Industrial property total564661693610
Industrial property with building464519524473
Industrial property without building100142169137
Communication purposes149175137133
Other2 5402 8882 6352 389
Not specified581261275528

Table 3 
Registered transfers of real property, by type of transfer and type of property. Preliminary figures

Registered transfers of real property, by type of transfer and type of property. Preliminary figures
Establishment of leaseTransfer of leaseTransfer of title
TotalFree market saleDonationCompulsory sale and eminent domainLicensed decedent estateInheritance of decedent estateOther and not specified
4th quarter 2017
All properties5023 40249 38031 2654 4582302 3465 0566 025
Dwelling property total881 67635 93325 0082 8171641 5483 2093 187
Dwelling property with building461 65934 20523 8352 5671531 5013 1223 027
Dwelling property without building42121 6391 171163114787160
Holiday property total2631 4537 4084 07893218453959968
Holiday property with buildingl1911 4195 9953 08878317419837851
Holiday property without building72331 401990137134122117
Agricultural/forestry property total4121 84758342518139413269
Agricultural/forestry property with building2101 46843438515114331189
Agricultural/forestry property without building22379149403258280
Commercial/office property total13968313551555072334
Commercial/office property with building9846423231444662193
Commercial/office property without building4161321141013
Industrial property total20545362842311722189
Industrial property with building15463902102311519122
Industrial property without building5210072002323
Communication purposes01132186300105
Other96842 20980119819109335747
Not specified18264841384223046226

Table 4 
Transfer of dwelling properties with building, free market sale, by type of dwelling. Preliminary figures

Transfer of dwelling properties with building, free market sale, by type of dwelling. Preliminary figures
TotalDetached housesHouses with 2 dwelling unitsRow housesMulti-dwellingOther buildingsUnknown
4th quarter 2017
The whole country23 83510 0532 0301 8688 4261 216242
Østfold1 67176011113851611927
Akershus3 5491 2323363291 52610917
Oslo2 002299142901 4144611
Hedmark9595988349162607
Oppland7944886530167395
Buskerud1 338627155103412329
Vestfold1 243627129583595713
Telemark636435582666447
Aust-Agder6063004735187352
Vest-Agder99841777963356310
Rogaland2 2178821612628138316
Hordaland2 29974720726995210123
Sogn og Fjordane3961823733115218
Møre og Romsdal1 1405231407226512812
Sør-Trøndelag1 62653514814761914136
Nord-Trøndelag5923752528915221
Nordland92754164681895312
Troms - Romsa6573704324185305
Finnmark - Finnmárku1851152115331

Table 5 
Transfers of holiday properties with building, free market sale. Preliminary figures

Transfers of holiday properties with building, free market sale. Preliminary figures
4th quarter 2017
All transfersTotal purchase price (NOK million)Purchase price per transfer (NOK 1 000)Transfers on owned siteTotal purchase price on owned site (NOK million)Purchase price per transfer on owned site (NOK 1 000)Transfers on leased siteTotal purchase price on leased site (NOK million)Purchase price per transfers on leased site (NOK 1 000)
The whole country3 9956 9221 7333 0875 5251 7909081 3961 538
 
Østfold1162442 101791762 22337681 841
Akershus and Oslo981801 836861661 93412141 132
Hedmark3976601 6632584181 6211392421 743
Oppland5521 0881 9714448611 9391082272 103
Buskerud6111 3772 2544591 1442 4931522331 532
Vestfold1051921 825791481 87926431 659
Telemark3206231 9482425172 137781061 362
Aust-Agder1633282 0101352872 12228411 470
Vest-Agder2024572 2611362982 190661592 407
Rogaland1302331 794951831 93135501 422
Hordaland2945301 8042724851 78522452 043
Sogn og Fjordane74851 14465761 17698906
Møre og Romsdal1381571 1361261491 186127607
Sør-Trøndelag2873681 2832553381 3243230950
Nord-Trøndelag1159381264467205147928
Nordland2091547381611136994842869
Troms - Romsa10698923989192887860
Finnmark - Finnmárku785570133288484527594

Table 6 
Transfers of dwelling properties with building, free market sale. Preliminary figures

Transfers of dwelling properties with building, free market sale. Preliminary figures
4th quarter 2017
All transfersTotal purchase price (NOK million)Purchase price per transfer (NOK 1 000)Transfers on owned siteTotal purchase price on owned site (NOK million)Purchase price per transfer on owned site (NOK 1 000)Transfers on leased siteTotal purchase price on leased site (NOK million)Purchase price per transfer on leased site (NOK 1 000)
The whole country24 73391 3123 69223 83588 8653 7288982 4472 725
 
Østfold1 8285 8453 1971 6715 4003 2311574452 833
Akershus3 60418 2615 0673 54918 0075 074552544 616
Oslo2 05213 1456 4062 00212 8796 433502665 317
Hedmark9762 4402 5009592 4122 51617281 650
Oppland8222 1232 5837942 0642 59928592 120
Buskerud1 3634 7703 5001 3384 7063 51725642 542
Vestfold1 3324 4473 3391 2434 1853 367892632 951
Telemark6931 8222 6306361 7162 699571061 863
Aust-Agder6231 6572 6606061 6202 67317382 211
Vest-Agder1 0133 1873 1469983 1503 15615372 475
Rogaland2 2307 9053 5452 2177 8783 55413272 047
Hordaland2 3548 1253 4512 2997 9283 448551973 580
Sogn og Fjordane4091 1002 6883961 0712 70513282 171
Møre og Romsdal1 1553 0562 6461 1403 0202 64915372 454
Sør-Trøndelag1 6415 8963 5931 6265 8353 58915604 031
Nord-Trøndelag6561 5632 3825921 4652 47464981 531
Nordland1 0072 6142 5969272 4512 645801622 030
Troms - Romsa6642 6804 0376572 6584 0467223 157
Finnmark - Finnmárku3116752 1691854182 2591262572 038

Table 7 
Transfers of properties owned through a housing cooperative. Preliminary figures

Transfers of properties owned through a housing cooperative. Preliminary figures
TransfersNotified amount (NOK million)Joint debt in total (NOK million)
4th quarter 2017
The whole country10 62421 3413 501
Østfold7431 129180
Akershus9182 149182
Oslo3 0228 774728
Hedmark35947694
Oppland19828140
Buskerud6721 055172
Vestfold541731145
Telemark461499113
Aust-Agder817733
Vest-Agder27345157
Rogaland449749162
Hordaland8731 643215
Sogn og Fjordane668921
Møre og Romsdal21827160
Sør-Trøndelag7411 543177
Nord-Trøndelag18218961
Nordland436614193
Troms - Romsa315504151
Finnmark - Finnmárku7511625
Unknown101

Table 8 
Number of transferred dwellings owned through a housing cooperative, by type of dwelling. Preliminary figures

Number of transferred dwellings owned through a housing cooperative, by type of dwelling. Preliminary figures
TotalDetached housesHouses with 2 dwelling unitsRow housesMulti-dwellingOther buildingsUnknown
4th quarter 2017
The whole country8 631671341 0527 12485169
Østfold61147133452510
Akershus77371911263122
Oslo2 4902151082 349214
Hedmark269494021141
Oppland156563111202
Buskerud55713134947048
Vestfold4319118231748
Telemark3659129125012
Aust-Agder652195300
Vest-Agder222322218915
Rogaland364286527829
Hordaland700299758318
Sogn og Fjordane5514193100
Møre og Romsdal173252712973
Sør-Trøndelag59713384503669
Nord-Trøndelag1430071101214
Nordland3350551263412
Troms - Romsa262114221701
Finnmark - Finnmárku6304292901
Unknown0000000

Table 9 
Free market sales of property owned through a housing coopertive. Number, purchase price and joint debt. Preliminary figures

Free market sales of property owned through a housing coopertive. Number, purchase price and joint debt. Preliminary figures
Transfers, totalTotal purchase price (NOK million)Purchase price per transfer (NOK 1 000)Joint debt in total (NOK million)1Joint debt per transfer (NOK 1 000)Total purchase price per transfer included joint debt (NOK 1 000)
1Figures on joint debt are based on information on sellers joint debt in the housing cooperative at the end of the year before the sale took place. If figures on joint debt are missing, it is estimated.
4th quarter 2017
The whole country8 63120 6572 3932 8333282 721
Østfold6111 1091 8141752872 101
Akershus7732 0692 6772102712 948
Oslo2 4908 5273 4256652673 692
Hedmark2694581 704913402 044
Oppland1562761 772472992 071
Buskerud5571 0331 8541893402 194
Vestfold4317101 6481393221 970
Telemark3654781 3091273471 656
Aust-Agder65761 162345251 687
Vest-Agder2224351 961783512 312
Rogaland3647382 0291624462 475
Hordaland7001 5702 2431972822 525
Sogn og Fjordane55831 511203631 874
Møre og Romsdal1732651 534603471 881
Sør-Trøndelag5971 4572 4411672802 721
Nord-Trøndelag1431831 277825701 847
Nordland3355881 7561775292 285
Troms - Romsa2624861 8541907242 578
Finnmark - Finnmárku631151 825233582 183
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About the statistics

The statistics comprise the number and value of registered transfers of real property and registered transfers of property owned through a housing cooperative. For dwellings and holiday homes sold on the free market, both total and average purchase prices are published.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Registered amount

Registered amount comprises mainly purchase prices. If the transfer is free of charge, the value of the property stated on the deed of conveyance is used.

Average purchase price per transfer

An average purchase price is calculated for the following types of properties and transfers:

  • Dwelling property with building, title to land, free market sale and purchase price reported.
  • Holiday property with building, title to land, free market sale and purchase price reported.
  • Holiday home on leased site, free market sale and purchase price reported.
  • Dwelling owned through a housing cooperative.

Transfer

A transfer does not only comprise ordinary sale, but also donation, compulsory sale and eminent domain, licensed decedent estate, inheritance of decedent estate and other. A transfer can also comprise one or several cadastral units. For properties with more than one owner, a transfer can also be a part of a property.

Free market sale

Free market sale means that the property is sold for a price corresponding to the market value. The property is not always announced for sale on the free market.

Standard classifications

Type of building

Type of property

Type of transfer

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Transfer of properties
Topic: Construction, housing and property

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Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

The statistics are published at county and municipality level.

Frequency and timeliness

The statistics are published quarterly. Preliminary figures are published about 6 weeks after end of quarter. Usually, final figures are available about 32 weeks after end of quarter. The difference between preliminary and final figures is under 1 per cent.

The statistics are based on the date of registration. This date can be several weeks or months later than the date of sale. Data from finn.no from 2016 show that dwelling properties in average are sold 2-3 mounths before the date of registration.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Microdata are stored in Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The aim is to provide statistics on the extent of transfers of real property in Norway. The statistics have comprised the present level of details since 1991. With fewer details the statistics go back to 1836. However, statistics are lacking for the years 1981-1983.

As from 2017 registered transfers of property owned through a housing cooperative are included.

Users and applications

Users are public institutions, estate agents, media and people in general.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. Read more about principles for equal treatement of all users on ssb.no.

Coherence with other statistics

Since 1991 Statistics Norway has worked out the quarterly House Price Index , which provides current price statistics for the housing market.

Statistics Norway also works out statistics on registered transfers of agricultural properties . This statistics are based on the properties defined as agricultural properties in the farm register owned by Norwegian Agriculture Agency.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§ 2-1, 3-2.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics comprise all registered transfer of real property (and from 2017 registered transfer of property owned through a housing cooperative) and not only real sales. In addition to sales on the free market, the statistics also include donations, forced sales, expropriations, licensed decent estates, inheritance of decent estate and other registered transfers of title. The statistics include three types of real property: parcels, leases and sections of buildings registered as freehold.

Transfer of real property may occur without registration, but this is very uncommon.

A few transfers include more than one dwelling property unit or holiday property unit.

Data sources and sampling

The statistics are based on data from two governmental administrative registers: the Register of Deeds ("Grunnboka") and the Norwegian Cadastre system (real properties, addresses, buildings and cadastral map). The Norwegian Mapping Authority has been managing the latter register for many years and has in the period 2004-2007 gradually taken over the management of the Register of Deeds from the local courts.

The statistics comprise all registered transfers of real property.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data from the registers mentioned in chapter 3.2 are forwarded via file transfer and API to Statistics Norway.

The data are subject to computerized controls to detect lacks, errors, extreme values and lack of coherence. Data are corrected by means of additional information from the Register of Real Properties, Addresses and Buildings.

Mainly, the statistics comprise counting of transfers by various characteristics, e.g. type of property, type of transfer, with/without building and type of dwelling. Registered amount in NOK is also added up.

Registered amount is estimated as follows:

If the purchase price is above NOK 1, the registered amount is based on the purchase price. If the purchase price is NOK 1 or less, the registered amount is based on the value of the property stated on the deed of conveyance.

As from 2017 registered transfer of property owned through a housing cooperative is included. Data on share of common debt in the cooperatve come from tax statistics for persons. If data on debt is missing, an average value is used.

 

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures based on less than three units (transfers) are not published if this causes risk for identifying any of the units concerned. Furthermore, figures are not published if more than 90 per cent of the registered amount originates from a single unit.

Comparability over time and space

Statistics on transfers of real property exist as a continuous time series from 1836 to 1980. The statistics show the number of transfers and the registered amount, distributed on urban and rural areas. In addition, as from 1852 to 1980 a time series is available on average price per unit of assessed site value for agricultural properties sold on the free market.

Up to and including 1980, the statistics were based on aggregated data forwarded directly from local courts to Statistics Norway. The Register of Real Properties, Addresses and Buildings was established around 1980. The intension was to use this register as base for the statistics as from 1981. However, at that time data from several municipalities were lacking and the data quality for municipalities included was partially poor. Due to this, statistics are lacking for the years 1981-1983. As from 1984 statistics are published again, but for some years data were still of rather poor quality. Statistics at present level of details are published as from 1991.

Before 2006, the statistics were published in this way: 1st quarter, 1st half year, 1.-3. quarter and the whole year. As from 2006, the statistis are published quarterly.

Average price per transfer is published for transfers of dwelling properties with building and holiday properties with building. Properties without purchase price reported are not included. Dwelling property refers to detached houses, semi-detached houses, row-houses, flats in multi dwelling houses etc. Percentage of different dwelling types varies over time. For holiday properties a few transfers may include more than one holiday property unit. Due to these circumstances, the average value do not describe the price trend for a specific type of dwelling or holiday property, particularly not when the average figure is based on just a few transfers. Therefore, average prices are not published for a lower level than county.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The statistics are based mainly on information reported in connection with registration of title to property and thus considered to be reliable. Misclassification of type of property and type of dwelling may occur.

In the period 2004-2007 the number of registered transfers classified as other type of property and other type of dwelling has increased. Registered transfers not specified have also increased. During the control routine we are not able to replace all of the transfers with the correct classification.

Errors originate from data processing in Statistics Norway are considered to be insignificant.

There are formal procedures to be followed when registering a real property. Consequently, non-response does not exist. Delay in the updating of the relevant registers may cause minor lacks in the preliminary statistics.

As from 2017 registered transfer of property owned through a housing cooperative is included. Data on the share of common debt in the cooperatve come from tax statistics for persons. If data on debt is missing, an average value is used.

Revision

Not relevant

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