The number of the purchases will fall by more than 12% in comparison to 2008, according to analysts. Their number is expected to be about 263 000.
In 2008 the overall number of purchases have decreased by 7.8 % in comparison with 2007, totalling 300 100. According to the Land Registry the total number of new inscriptions in 2007 was 325 385.
Some analysts predict that more than 3000 from the existing 6000 estate agencies will go bankrupt. This means that 7000 people will lose their jobs. It is expected that mainly small estate agencies will close. From the big players, not more than 6% will go bankrupt. The workload of the brokers will fall and their monthly income is expected to be under 300 levs per month.
According to the National Statistics Institute the average area of a property is 63.82 sq.m. and the average price at the moment is 580 sq. m., meaning that the average price of the average apartment is 37015Euros.
The analysts expect that if property prices fall by 14.85%, the market will come back to life. This would mean a price of 493 Euros per sq. m. and 31 518 Euros for the price of an average size apartment 63.82 sq.m.