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The median price of apartments in the secondary market of Kyiv was $1,308 per square meter in July 2021, which is 13.7% higher than in the same period in 2020, the press service of the portal has told Interfax-Ukraine.
“In the secondary residential real estate market, a stable but moderate trend towards price increases remains – the median price increased by 1% in July 2021 compared to June 2021 and by 13.7% compared to July 2020,” City Development Solutions Director Roman Herasymchuk said.
At the same time, according to him, the median price of one-room apartments presented in the database of the portal increased to $1,400 per square meter (by 1.2% per month and by 17.7% per year), two-room apartments – to $1,301 per square meter (0.6% and 18.8%), three-room apartments – to $1,181 per square meter (less than 1% compared to June and an increase of 7.7% per year).
“The continuing rise in prices is due to objective long-term factors such as stable demand, good indicators of profitability of investments in real estate and a systematic rise in the cost of construction, allows the secondary market to compete with the primary market, the volume of finished housing on which is not sufficient to meet the needs of the population in square meters,” Herasymchuk said.
According to him, in July, apartments in the price range of up to $30,000 were in high demand – 33% of requests to the database of the portal. The interest for housing in the range from $50,000 to $70,000 was in 29% of inquiries, from $30,000 to $50,000 in 21%, and over $70,000 in 17%.
Some 42% of inquiries to the database of the portal concerned one-room apartments, 37% of portal users were looking for two-room apartments, and 19% for three-room apartments.
At the same time, the greatest demand (38%) was for the category of apartments with an area of 50-80 square meters, 37% of requests were for apartments with an area of 35-50 square meters, 20% were interested in apartments up to 35 square meters. Housing over 80 square meters were interesting only for 5%.
“In the coming months, we can expect an increase in market segmentation – the main demand is for new housing built in the 2010s, which increases the discrepancy in prices between the old and new housing stock,” Herasymchuk said.
According to the expert, the main factor holding back the price growth is the pool of less liquid apartments in the old housing stock, which accounts for more than half of the current supply.
Herasymchuk predicts that the trend towards price increases in the coming months will continue.
The results of the study of the secondary real estate market in Kyiv for July 2021 are based on the analysis of ads posted on the real estate search portal, as well as user activity (479,519 visits in July 2021).

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Prices in the primary housing market in Ukraine in July-September 2020 grew by 7.7% compared to the same period in 2019, in the secondary market – by 10.6%, the State Statistics Service has reported.
According to the service, the largest increase in prices in the primary housing market in the third quarter was seen for one-room apartments (by 9.3%) and three-room apartments (8.1%), while two-room apartments had risen in price by 5.9%.
In the secondary market, prices for one-room apartments (by 11.9%) and two-room (11.2%) increased the most, while prices for three-room apartments rose by 8.5%.
At the same time, according to the State Statistics Service, in the reporting period, the growth in housing prices slowed down in the primary market and accelerated in the secondary market. In particular, in the primary market housing prices increased 1.2% compared to the second quarter of 2020: (by 2% for three-room apartments, by 1.6% for one-room apartments and by 0.5% for two-room apartments). At the same time, in the second quarter compared to the first, growth accelerated by 1.8%.
On the secondary housing market in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the second, prices rose by 2.4% (by 3.1% for two-room apartments, by 2.6% – for three-room apartments, by 1.1% – for one-room apartments) , while compared with the first quarter they grew by 1.5%.
The figures are given without taking into account the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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