More sales of holiday homes
A total of 2 300 holiday homes were sold on the free market in the first quarter of 2013, representing an increase of 6 per cent compared with the corresponding quarter in the previous year.
|1st quarter 2013||Change in per cent|
|Transfers||Share||1st quarter 2012 - 1st quarter 2013||3rd quarter 2008 - 1st quarter 2013|
|All properties||40 398||100||-0.2||-6.0|
|Dwelling properties||27 185||67||-2.8||-11.6|
|Holiday properties||5 851||14||-3.4||-16.1|
|Industrial properties||2 981||7||-16.1||12.4|
|Other and not spesified properties||4 381||11||51.1||68.6|
In total, 40 400 transfers of real property were registered in the first quarter of 2013; the same number as in the corresponding quarter in 2012. The aggregated value of the transferred properties amounted to NOK 75 billion; an 8 per cent increase compared with the same period the previous year.
Transfers of holiday homes
A total of 2 300 holiday properties were sold on the free market in the first quarter of 2013. This is an increase of 6 per cent. Almost 1 800 of these were holiday homes on an owned site, while more than 500 were transfers of holiday homes on leased sites. The average price per transfer was NOK 1.5 million.
Small increase in transfers of dwellings
In the first quarter of 2013, a total of 17 500 dwellings were sold on the free market , representing an increase of 2 per cent. The average price per transfer was NOK 3.0 million. The highest average price per dwelling transfer in the first quarter of 2013 was recorded in Oslo with NOK 4.2 million.
The statistics are based on the number and the value of the registered transfers of real property. The composition of sold properties varies over time as regards size, standard and location. Due to this, the change in average price per transfer from one year to another does not reflect the correct price trend for a certain type of property. For instance, a large number of high-standard holiday homes have been built in recent years. Therefore the average purchase price per transferred holiday home has increased more than the price of one single holiday home. The House price index shows the price trend for dwellings.
Date of registration and date of sale
The statistics are based on the date of registration. This date can be several weeks or occasionally months later than the date of sale.