Last year the dynamism of the construction and trade of flats slackened, in Q4 the index was 43.9%, 0.3 percentage point lower than a year before. However, at least the refurbishment market will boost in 2008, forecasts Ecostat, in accordance with the tendency in West Europe.
Demands for new-built and other flats are likely to decrease, while the commercial building sector will continue to see a slight expansion. As to property investments in 2008, the municipalities are the most pessimistic, companies feel hesitant and households have cautious plans. Property investment companies expect a slightly decreasing building aptitude, but a 1.6 percentage point increase in the total turnover.
Households expect the price hike on the property market to exceed inflation, the Gazdasági Rádió reported.