How to browse housing prices in different regions of the country?

The situation on the real estate market is getting hotter and hotter. Flats are becoming more expensive. Prices are different in different regions of the country. How to compare them before buying?

CSO data

The source of information about the market prices of apartments are the statistics of the Central Statistical Office. Every year, once a quarter, this office publishes up-to-date data shown in reports. On their basis, it is possible to obtain a picture of how the average transaction prices have developed over the past quarters or years. What is important, the statistical data can be used for comparisons of which regions are the most expensive and which are the cheapest.

The cheapest properties

The latest report, the one with data for 2018, shows a levelling of prices. However, it allows us to identify provinces that stand out exceptionally. In Lubuskie, we are dealing with the cheapest apartments in the whole country. Low prices are observed in Podlaskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeships, while they regularly fall in Opolskie Voivodeship. As can be seen, these are the areas where fewer large cities and agglomerations are located. Smaller localities, called provinces, in large numbers make the average real estate price for the whole voivodeship much lower than in other voivodeships, those with large cities. On the other hand, it is evident that prices in small localities remain at a similar level regardless of the voivodeship. Few investors interested in investing in the real estate market decide to choose such locations.

The most expensive apartments

The highest prices are charged for apartments in large cities, including provincial ones. Agglomerations are undoubtedly attractive. According to the report, the most expensive provinces are Mazowieckie, Pomorskie, Dolnośląskie and Małopolskie. Cities such as Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków and those belonging to the Tricity overstate the statistical averages. The rising prices in these regions are confirmed by the data of GUS. This trend applies both to the primary and secondary market. Interestingly, higher prices can also be observed in small towns, including villages. What influences them? Mainly proximity to a large city, usually the capital of the province. Buyers are interested in purchasing an apartment in an area away from the hustle and bustle, but with good access to a large city. In addition, high prices also apply to tourist destinations, as well as those that for some other reason are attractive to live in. Sometimes, they match those of the largest Polish cities.

How to check apartment prices before buying?

Market research is not only a matter of GUS data. Statistics should not be the only determinant of how much you can buy a flat for. Prospective investors often use ad portals. The problem is that there are really many of them and searching each one individually is a time-consuming task. Therefore, it is worth checking an Internet service that functions as an aggregate of all offers. It is not only the best way to get the most out of your property, but it is also the best way to get the most out of your property. It becomes easy to check the actual prices. The collection of real estate offers in one place allows for quick and complete market analysis.