According to international property consultant Knight Frank, global housing markets defied the odds in Q2 of 2022. While many expected a notable slowdown in the second quarter of 2022, both in terms of the index's overall performance, and in relation to the number of countries seeing house price declines in annual terms. Neither materialized.
According to international property consultant Knight Frank's latest Global Cities Home Price Index, real price growth in local currencies and movement in mainstream house prices across 150 global cities, 94% of which saw prices increase over the latest 12-month period, up from 85% a year ago.
Based on a new global home affordability study from British based building supplier Roofing Megastore, Saudi Arabia, with an average annual salary of just over $20,354.90, and a 100 square meter (sqm) home costing just $90,774.38, is the world's most affordable country to buy a home in 2021.
The sector's share of capital flows will continue to be supported by favorable demographic, economic and capital markets tailwinds which will drive expansion in established markets and accelerate growth in emerging markets in Asia Pacific and Europe.
The pandemic-induced housing boom continues with prices rising by 9.2% on average across 55 countries and territories in the year to June 2021.
Posted on March 03, 2021