Survey Results

A representative study on housing conditions and the cost of living by RE/MAX Europe, conducted in 16 European countries, reveals that 61 percent of Europeans own the property they live in. More than one-third of the 8,000 Europeans surveyed state that they live in an owned house, whilst 25 percent live in an owned apartment.…

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In our survey we asked people aged 20 to 59 years how they look for properties, what is important during the process and, last but not least, how satisfied they are with their recent choice. The pleasing result: 80 percent of Europeans are certain they made the right decision and are happy with their new…

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property search length

On average, Europeans view seven properties during their search for a home

The survey reveals that looking for a property does not have to be a time-consuming process: the majority of Europeans (68 percent) find their home within two months. Compared to other European countries, the Portuguese are by far the fastest. Every fourth was successful in less than one week. On the contrary, almost as many…

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Property search is a couple’s business

Most Europeans look for properties together with their partner or family

Our study across 16 European countries has revealed that looking for a property is something often done together with a partner. With regard to their last property search, 40 percent of Europeans say they found a flat or house as a couple. The highest proportion here was in Spain (60%), and the lowest ratio in…

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81% of Europeans find their property through online channels (all websites and social media channels combined). The price of the property remains the most important search criteria, while – surprisingly – the condition of sanitary facilities plays a crucial role during the initial viewing. Download Infographic #athomeineurope

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According to our survey, Europeans have quite different ideas about what constitutes their ideal home space. While most Europeans stated that their perfect home would have five rooms (excluding the kitchen, bathroom and hall), the study also shows a wide range of answers when it comes to the space they need. While the Portuguese would…

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In January 2015, RE/MAX Europe conducted a survey among 16 European countries on the housing conditions of Europeans. The survey showed that right now almost two thirds (61%) of them are homeowners: 25% live in an owned flat whilst 36% in an owned house. Citizens of the UK and the Netherlands are the top house…

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The recent survey “At home in Europe”, conducted by RE/MAX Europe in 16 European countries, shows that one in six Europeans owns a secondary residence, mostly for holidays (33.7 %) and weekends (23.9%) and located in their own country. The country with the highest proportion of second home owners is Greece: almost one third of…

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