Hemnet’s Buyers’ Barometer April 2023: Higher price expectations among home buyers
4 April 2023
Homebuyers' price expectations rose significantly in April, according to the Hemnet Buyer Barometer. Twenty-three percent of respondents said they believe prices will rise over the next six months. Compared to March, this is an increase of 5 percentage points and the highest percentage since May 2022.
Meanwhile, the share of those who believe in lower prices declined by 5 percentage points, from 43 percent in March to 38 in April. The net figure, i.e. the difference between those who believe in rising and falling prices, rises from - 25 to - 15 percentage points. This is also the highest level since May last year.
Share who believe in:
Increasing prices: 23.3 percent (18.2% for the previous month)
Decreasing price: 38.2 percent (43.1% for the previous month)
Unchanged prices: 38.5 percent (38.7% for the previous month)
Malmö and Stockholm continue to stick out as the areas where the view on home prices is the least negative among buyers. The net number for buyer price expectations is -9 and -10 respectively for the April Buyers Barometer.
Erik Holmberg, Market Analyst at Hemnet comments:
“It is clear that the real estate market continues to show strength during the beginning of the year. Despite worries regarding the economy, inflation and increasing rates, real estate prices have increased and stabilized during the beginning of the year. It remains to be seen if we have seen the bottom or if the expected rate increases from the Riksbank during the spring will cause further price decreases.”
Hemnet’s Buyers’ Barometer went out to 2,329 respondents between 1 and 3 April.
For more information, please contact:
Erik Holmberg, market analyst Hemnet
M: +46 72-55 88 050
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