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 France (31%). One in four Europeans looks for a property on their own. In Turkey, this figure is less (14%), whereas in Sweden 41 percent go flat-hunting by themselves.
Furthermore, the survey shows that 76 percent of Europeans have at some point in their life already looked for a property and subsequently bought or rented it. Nearly 30 percent opted to rent a flat, with a particularly high proportion of renters in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and Sweden, while 22 percent of Europeans opted to buy a house, especially in the Netherlands (40%). Only 7 percent of Greeks chose that option. Almost every fourth European (24%) has yet to look for a property, particularly in Slovakia (34%), followed by the Czech Republic (31%).