Hemnet’s Buyers’ Barometer May 2023: Slight decrease in price expectations
9 May 2023
In Hemnet’s May Buyers’ Barometer, 41 percent of respondents believe prices will decrease in the next six months. This is an increase of 3 percentage points from the corresponding survey in April. At the same time, the percentage of buyers who believe prices will rise increased by 1 percentage point. From 23 to 24 percent.
Overall, this means a net difference between those who believe in rising and falling prices of -16 percentage points. This is 1 percentage point less than last month.
Share of those who believe in:
Increasing prices: 24.5 percent (23.3% last month)
Decreasing price: 40.7 percent (38.2% last month)
Unchanged prices: 34.8 percent (38.5% last month)
Price expectations fell more steeply in Stockholms compared to the rest of the country in May, reversing the trend of the last months. The net difference between the proportion that believed in rising and falling prices fell by 7 percentage points compared with the corresponding survey in April.
In Gothenburg, price expectations have risen, and there are now more buyers who believe in higher prices than those who believe in lower prices.
Erik Holmberg, Market Analyst at Hemnet comments:
“After the last increase in the policy rate and the Swedish central bank’s interest rate path, price expectations were expected to fall. Over the last year we have seen a clear impact of the rising interest rate on buyers’ price expectations. In contrast, prices were quite stable in April. There was a slight decline in the apartment market, but this can mainly be explained by the Easter effect as prices are generally lower in the Easter week”.
Hemnet’s Buyers’ Barometer went out to 2,307 respondents between 1 and 4 May.
For more information, please contact:
Erik Holmberg, market analyst Hemnet
M: +46 72-55 88 050
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