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In Q4 2015, second hand housing prices in France were stable

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Staff writer ▼ | February 26, 2016
In Q4 2015, prices of second-hand dwellings were slightly increasing for the second quarter in a row: +0.5% quarter-on-quarter according to provisional results, after +0.2% in the previous quarter.
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Housing   Year-on-year, prices were stable, says Insee
Year-on-year, Insee says, prices of second-hand dwellings were stable. For the first time since early 2012, prices of houses increased over a year: they rose by 0.6% between Q4 2014 and Q4 2015. By contrast, prices of flats were still decreasing, but this fall eased (-0.8% after -2.0%).

In Île-de-France, prices of second-hand dwellings were virtually stable in Q4 2015 (+0.1%, after +0.4%).

Year-on-year, prices continued to decrease, but more slowly: -0.8% compared with Q4 2014, after -1.6% in the third quarter and -2.5% in the second one. Prices of flats fell by –1.0%, whereas prices of houses were almost stable (-0.2%).

In provincial France, prices of second-hand dwellings rose in Q4 2015: +0.7% q-o-q, after +0.1%. Year-on-year, prices edged up: +0.3% compared to Q4 2014.

There too, prices of houses recovered (+0.7%) while prices of flats were still decreasing (-0.6%).