The survey demonstrates that 46% of Finnish residents are homeowners. Of these, 15% live in a flat that they own and 30% in a house. Contrary to this, from the 53% of Finns living in rental properties, more people live in an apartment than a house.
On average, people in Finland relocate six times in their lives which exceeds the European average slightly.
89% of the Finns have the desire to own the home they live in.
Most people who live in an owned house in Finland are men aged between 50 and 59 years and usually live in a city. The majority of renters are also male and live in a city, however, averagely aged between 20 and 29 years they are considerably younger.
Although they are currently spending 40% of their net income on housing, Finnish people would like to spend a maximum of only 35%.
Distinctly more than half of the Finns believe that living in Finland is rather expensive. Moreover, they think that housing is becoming more costly.
What is noticeable is that more than one-third of the Finnish population lives in a single household, which is more than double the European average.
From the 12% of Finns that have a secondary home the majority uses them for holiday purposes. Furthermore, most of the second residences are located in rural Finland.
Finns would like a home interior of 115 square meters and 5 rooms
Their top features of an ideal property are: