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vdp property price index increases by 6.1% to new high
The property price index published by the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) increased to a new record high of 169.6 points in the third quarter of 2020 (base year 2010 = 100 points). Year on year, the index, which is calculated for the German market as a whole based on real transaction data, rose 6.1%. Compared with the first quarter of 2020, which was largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the index increased by 2.7%, reflecting the continuing positive trend in residential property prices.
EU harmonisation of Covered Bonds
On 7 January 2020, the package for the EU-wide harmonisation of covered Bond (cb) frameworks entered into force.
Compared to the second quarter of 2019, the property price index published by the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) increased by 5.5% and now stands at 166.4 points. Despite this new record high, the first signs of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the German real estate market are becoming clear. The index for residential properties, which is based on actual transaction data for the German market as a whole, rose 6.0% in the second quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020: 6.5%), while the index for commercial properties increased by 3.9% (Q1 2020: 5.4%).
The property price index of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) continued on its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2020, climbing to a new historical high.
Structures of Residential Property Finance 2019
Results of a survey conducted among the member institutions of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp)
The property price index of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) reached its highest level to date at the end of 2019.
The property price index of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) rose by 5.9% year on year in the third quarter of 2019.
Development of residential and commercial property financing in Germany
German real estate market in the longest expansion phase since German reunification; Financing structures stable despite long-running boom; average share of borrowed funds at around 50 percent
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