Press release: 12.615-206/21

House Price Index rose by 10.7% in the first half 2021

Vienna, 2021-09-23 – In the first half of 2021, the House Price Index (HPI 2010) rose by 10.7% to an index level of 192.37 points, as Statistics Austria reports (Q1: +9,7%, Q2: +11.7%). Prices of new dwellings rose by 4.3% while those of existing dwellings were 13.1% higher than in the first half of 2020. The index is based on the purchases of new and existing houses and apartments by private households. The actual transaction prices are recorded and evaluated quarterly.

The Owner Occupied Housing Index (OOH 2010) rose by 4.4% in the first half of 2021 (Q1: +3.4%, Q2: +5.5%) with an average index level of 141.42.

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