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House prices - first semester 2021

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House prices - first semester 2021

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the house prices for the first semester of 2021 in Belgium, based on the deeds of sale registered by the FPS Finances.

The main results are the following:

  • The Belgian median price for an attached or semi-detached house amounted to 230,000 euros. A buyer had to pay 330,000 euros for a detached house.
  • The Walloon Region is the cheapest with a median price of 160,000 euros for an attached or semi-detached house, and 265,000 euros for a detached house.
  • The Brussels-Capital Region is the most expensive region: attached and semi-detached houses cost there 434,500 euros. The price for a detached house amounted to 1,100,000 euros.
  • The Flemish Region is in between. Attached and semi-detached houses cost there 260,000 euros, and detached houses cost 365,000 euros.
  • Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant are the most expensive provinces, Hainaut is the cheapest.
  • The most expensive municipality is Knokke-Heist. The cheapest houses can be found in Hastière.

Belgium

The median price for an attached or semi-detached house amounted to 230,000 euros in the first semester of 2021. A buyer had to pay 330,000 euros for a detached house. So those who wanted to buy a detached house had to pay 100,000 euros more than the median price of an attached or semi-detached house. Apartments cost 215,000 euros:

BELGIUM 2019 2020 2021 % evolution % evolution
(S1) (S1) (S1) 2020 (S1)/2019 (S1) 2021 (S1)/2020 (S1)
Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 200,000 200,000 230,000 0.0% +15.0%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 293,000 300,000 330,000 +2.4% +10.0%
Apartments 187,000 200,000 215,000 +7.0% +7.5%
Median price (euros)

Compared to the first semester of 2020, the median price of attached or semi-detached houses increased by 15% at national level. The median price for detached houses increased by 10%. Apartments became 7.5% more expensive.

Real Estate

The large price increases of houses at national level in the first semester of 2021 compared to the same period last year are mainly due to the abolition of the housing bonus in the Flemish Region in 2020: the number of transactions there had decreased in the first semester of 2020 to such an extent that the prices of the cheaper Walloon Region had a greater downward effect on the national median price.
In the first half of 2021, the Flemish share in the total number of transactions is normalised again, which means that the national median price logically shows a strong increase.

BELGIUM 2019 2020 2021 % evolution % evolution
(S1) (S1) (S1) 2020 (S1)/2019 (S1) 2021 (S1)/2020 (S1)
Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 31,536 22,937 32,554 -27.3% +41.9%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 14,519 11,051 15,455 -23.9% +39.9%
Apartments 19,473 16,353 22,403 -16.0% +37.0%
Number of transactions

The regions

Clear regional differences can be noted:

  • The Walloon Region is the cheapest. In the first semester of 2021, attached and semi-detached houses have registered, with a median price of 160,000 euros, a price increase of 10,000 euros (6.7%) compared to the same period last year.
    The median price of detached houses increased by almost 16,000 euros (+6.4 %) to 265,000 euros. With a price increase of 5,000 euros, apartments became 3.2% more expensive and cost 160,000 euros:
WALLOON REGION 2019 2020 2021 % evolution % evolution
(S1) (S1) (S1) 2020 (S1)/2019 (S1) 2021 (S1)/2020 (S1)
Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 145,000 150,000 160,000 +3.4% +6.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 235,000 249,001 265,000 +6.0% +6.4%
Apartments 145,000 155,000 160,000 +6.9% +3.2%
Median price (euros)
  • The Brussels-Capital Region is the most expensive region for all types of dwellings. Attached and semi-detached houses cost 434,500 euros and became 11,500 euros (2.7%) more expensive than in the same period last year.
    The median price for detached houses amounted to 1,100,000 euros, i.e. a price increase of 27.9%. The median price for apartments was 239,000 euros, which represents a price increase of 7.7%.
BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION 2019 2020 2021 % evolution % evolution
(S1) (S1) (S1) 2020 (S1)/2019 (S1) 2021 (S1)/2020 (S1)
Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 399,000 423,000 434,500 +6.0% +2.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 852,500 860,000 1,100,000 +0.9% +27.9%
Apartments 203,500 222,000 239,000 +9.1% +7.7%
Median price (euros)
  • The Flemish Region is in between. Attached and semi-detached houses cost there 260,000 euros, an increase of 9.7% compared to the first semester of 2020.
    Detached houses (365,000 euros) registered a price increase of 7.4% or 25,000 euros. Apartments cost 217,184 euros. They became 6% more expensive:
FLEMISH REGION 2019 2020 2021 % evolution % evolution
(S1) (S1) (S1) 2020 (S1)/2019 (S1) 2021 (S1)/2020 (S1)
Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 230,000 237,000 260,000 +3.0% +9.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 325,000 340,000 365,000 +4.6% +7.4%
Apartments 190,000 204,895 217,184 +7.8% +6.0%
Median price (euros)

The provinces

In the Flemish Region, houses and apartments were the most expensive in the province of Flemish Brabant and the cheapest in Limburg, in the first semester of 2021. An attached or semi-detached house cost in Flemish Brabant 305,000 euros, and the median price of a detached house was 415,000 euros. For an apartment, the median price was 240,000 euros.

In Limburg, a buyer had to pay 215,000 euros for an attached or semi-detached house and 285,000 euros for a detached house. Apartments remained just under the 200,000 euros mark, at 199,500 euros.

In the Walloon Region, the province of Walloon Brabant is the most expensive for all categories: attached and semi-detached houses cost there 300,000 euros, the median price of a detached house was 435,000 euros and apartments reached a level of 219,250 euros. Hainaut was the cheapest for attached or semi-detached houses (140,000 euros) and apartments (139,000 euros). The cheapest detached houses were found in the province of Namur (225,000 euros).

The municipalities

Knokke-Heist the most expensive municipality, Hastière the cheapest

The tables below present a ranking of the most and least expensive municipalities per region based on all attached, semi-detached and detached houses that were sold during the first semester of 2021.

The most expensive Flemish municipality was Knokke-Heist with a median price of 770,000 euros. The cheapest houses in this region could be found in Vleteren with a median price of 163,000 euros.

The most expensive Walloon houses are located in Lasne (600,000 euros) and the cheapest houses could be found in Hasitère (77,000 euros).

In the Brussels-Capital Region, the municipality of Ixelles registered the highest median price with 750,000 euros. The lowest median price in this region was found in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (295,000 euros).

Houses in the Flemish Region

Most expensive municipalities Median price Least expensive municipalities Median price
1 KNOKKE-HEIST (207) 770,000 1 VLETEREN (17) 163,000
2 SINT-MARTENS-LATEM (46) 680,000 2 MENEN (284) 168,500
3 KRAAINEM (75) 583,301 3 RONSE (210) 179,000
4 SINT-GENESIUS-RODE (109) 521,250 4 LO-RENINGE (22) 180,000
5 WEZEMBEEK-OPPEM (53) 520,000 5 ALVERINGEM (31) 190,000
6 TERVUREN (94) 510,000 6 GINGELOM (59) 192,000
7 SCHILDE (150) 498,000 7 POPERINGE (97) 194,500
8 OVERIJSE (165) 465,000 8 LANDEN (105) 197,500
9 BIERBEEK (38) 440,000 9 HARELBEKE (177) 199,000
10 LINKEBEEK (21) 435,000 10 HEUVELLAND (41) 199,500
11 HOVE (29) 430,000 11 TONGEREN (172) 200,000
12 OUD-HEVERLEE (32) 425,000 12 ZUTENDAAL (30) 200,000
13 BOECHOUT (54) 423,000 13 MAASMECHELEN (148) 200,000
14 DE PINTE (44) 419,500 14 AVELGEM (55) 203,855
15 EDEGEM (110) 418,500 15 GEETBETS (32) 204,000
16 KEERBERGEN (75) 410,000 16 WERVIK (110) 205,000
17 ZOERSEL (97) 410,000 17 ZOUTLEEUW (39) 205,000
18 BRASSCHAAT (211) 410,000 18 GERAARDSBERGEN (225) 206,000
19 WEMMEL (64) 409,000 19 INGELMUNSTER (66) 209,950
20 HOOGSTRATEN (99) 405,000 20 IZEGEM (161) 210,000
The figure in brackets represents the number of transactions.

Houses in the Walloon Region

Most expensive municipalities Median price Least expensive municipalities Median price
1 LASNE (103) 600,000 1 HASTIERE (119) 77,000
2 LA HULPE (38) 485,000 2 VIROINVAL (58) 92,000
3 WATERLOO (150) 475,000 3 QUIÉVRAIN (43) 100,000
4 CHAUMONT-GISTOUX (49) 447,500 4 COLFONTAINE (145) 102,000
5 RIXENSART (93) 428,000 5 ERQUELINNES (49) 111,250
6 MONT-SAINT-GUIBERT (21) 407,000 6 FROIDCHAPELLE (45) 112,500
7 OTTIGNIES-LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE (78) 397,500 7 DOUR (97) 115,000
8 ATTERT (22) 382,500 8 QUAREGNON (106) 115,000
9 WAVRE (123) 380,000 9 CHIMAY (65) 115,000
10 WALHAIN (22) 378,000 10 DOISCHE (23) 118,000
11 GREZ-DOICEAU (65) 375,000 11 SAINT-HUBERT (34) 120,000
12 BEAUVECHAIN (30) 359,000 12 FRAMERIES (134) 124,000
13 CHASTRE (27) 355,000 13 BOUSSU (114) 125,000
14 BRAINE-L’ALLEUD (188) 350,000 14 MERBES-LE-CHATEAU (24) 125,000
15 GENAPPE (74) 342,500 15 CHÂTELET (222) 125,000
16 ARLON (98) 339,000 16 HOUFFALIZE (36) 125,000
17 BRAINE-LE-CHÂTEAU (47) 335,000 17 RENDEUX (26) 127,000
18 RAMILLIES (30) 335,000 18 CHARLEROI (1012) 129,000
19 PERWEZ (31) 330,000 19 FLORENVILLE (38) 130,000
20 COURT-SAINT-ÉTIENNE (31) 317,500 20 COUVIN (74) 130,000
The figure in brackets represents the number of transactions.

Houses in the Brussels-Capital Region

Most expensive municipalities Median price Least expensive municipalities Median price
1 IXELLES (70) 750,000 1 MOLENBEEK-SAINT-JEAN (42) 295,000
2 UCCLE (163) 666,000 2 ANDERLECHT (105) 320,000
3 WOLUWE-SAINT-LAMBERT (58) 665,000 3 JETTE (54) 347,000
4 WOLUWE-SAINT-PIERRE (84) 662,500 4 BERCHEM-SAINTE-AGATHE (46) 350,000
5 ETTERBEEK (30) 600,000 5 EVERE (39) 350,000
The figure in brackets represents the number of transactions.

Annexes

Overview median prices

Average sales prices
(euros per unit sold)
2019
(S1)
2020
(S1)
2021
(S1)
Evolution %
2020(S1) / 2019(S1)
Evolution %
2021(S1) / 2020(S1)
Belgium Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 200,000 200,000 230,000 +0.0% +15.0%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 293,000 300,000 330,000 +2.4% +10.0%
Apartments 187,000 200,000 215,000 +7.0% +7.5%
Flemish Region Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 230,000 237,000 260,000 +3.0% +9.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 325,000 340,000 365,000 +4.6% +7.4%
Apartments 190,000 204,895 217,184 +7.8% +6.0%
Walloon Region Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 145,000 150,000 160,000 +3.4% +6.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 235,000 249,001 265,000 +6.0% +6.4%
Apartments 145,000 155,000 160,000 +6.9% +3.2%
BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 399,000 423,000 434,500 +6.0% +2.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 852,500 860,000 1,100,000 +0.9% +27.9%
Apartments 203,500 222,000 239,000 +9.1% +7.7%
PROVINCE OF ANTWERP Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 250,000 259,000 285,000 +3.6% +10.0%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 340,000 360,750 385,000 +6.1% +6.7%
Apartments 185,000 203,000 215,000 +9.7% +5.9%
PROVINCE OF FLEMISH BRABANT Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 270,000 281,400 305,000 +4.2% +8.4%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 365,000 375,000 415,000 +2.7% +10.7%
Apartments 210,000 225,000 240,000 +7.1% +6.7%
PROVINCE OF WALLOON BRABANT Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 260,000 276,000 300,000 +6.2% +8.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 370,000 385,000 435,000 +4.1% +13.0%
Apartments 212,500 230,000 219,250 +8.2% -4.7%

Flemish Region

Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 204,000 205,000 225,000 +0.5% +9.8%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 330,000 340,000 360,000 +3.0% +5.9%
Apartments 190,000 195,000 210,000 +2.6% +7.7%
PROVINCE OF EAST FLANDERS Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 225,000 230,000 255,000 +2.2% +10.9%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 340,000 350,000 385,000 +2.9% +10.0%
Apartments 200,000 220,000 225,500 +10.0% +2.5%
PROVINCE OF HAINAUT Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 129,000 133,000 140,000 +3.1% +5.3%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 225,000 230,000 245,000 +2.2% +6.5%
Apartments 125,000 135,000 139,000 +8.0% +3.0%
PROVINCE OF LIÈGE Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 149,000 157,500 165,000 +5.7% +4.8%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 237,000 250,000 265,000 +5.5% +6.0%
Apartments 140,000 149,000 154,000 +6.4% +3.4%
PROVINCE OF LIMBURG Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 195,000 195,000 215,000 +0.0% +10.3%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 252,250 250,000 285,000 -0.9% +14.0%
Apartments 185,000 180,000 199,500 -2.7% +10.8%
PROVINCE OF LUXEMBOURG Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 140,000 160,000 165,000 +14.3% +3.1%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 190,000 200,000 240,000 +5.3% +20.0%
Apartments 145,000 150,000 166,750 +3.4% +11.2%
PROVINCE OF NAMUR Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 160,000 165,000 170,000 +3.1% +3.0%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 210,000 215,000 225,000 +2.4% +4.7%
Apartments 151,600 167,750 155,900 +10.7% -7.1%

Overview of the number of transactions

Number of property transactions 2018
(S1)
2019
(S1)
2020
(S1)
evolution %
2019/2018
evolution %
2020/2019
BELGIUM Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 31,536 22,937 32,554 -27.3% +41.9%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 14,519 11,051 15,455 -23.9% +39.9%
Apartments 19,473 16,353 22,403 -16.0% +37.0%
FLEMISH REGION Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 20,192 12,519 20,676 -38.0% +65.2%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 9,267 6,152 9,938 -33.6% +61.5%
Apartments 12,020 9,658 14,458 -19.7% +49.7%
WALLOON REGION Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 10,240 9,427 10,799 -7.9% +14.6%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 5,182 4,818 5,452 -7.0% +13.2%
Apartments 2,897 2,604 3,156 -10.1% +21.2%
BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 1,104 991 1,079 -10.2% +8.9%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 70 81 65 +15.7% -19.8%
Apartments 4,556 4,091 4,789 -10.2% +17.1%
PROVINCE OF ANTWERP Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 5,171 3,191 5,155 -38.3% +61.5%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 2,333 1,620 2,600 -30.6% +60.5%
Apartments 4,654 3,595 5,442 -22.8% +51.4%
PROVINCE OF FLEMISH BRABANT Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 3,058 1,961 3,122 -35.9% +59.2%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 1,807 1,204 1,957 -33.4% +62.5%
Apartments 1,409 1,122 1,505 -20.4% +34.1%
PROVINCE OF WALLOON BRABANT Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 800 746 864 -6.8% +15.8%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 790 718 805 -9.1% +12.1%
Apartments 468 394 492 -15.8% +24.9%
PROVINCE OF WEST FLANDERS Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 4,540 2,791 4,795 -38.5% +71.8%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 1,623 1,080 1,699 -33.5% +57.3%
Apartments 3,278 2,955 4,434 -9.9% +50.1%
PROVINCE OF EAST FLANDERS Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 5,706 3,614 5,917 -36.7% +63.7%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 1,762 1,165 1,849 -33.9% +58.7%
Apartments 1,637 1,264 1,981 -22.8% +56.7%
PROVINCE OF HAINAUT Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 4,826 4,378 4,964 -9.3% +13.4%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 1,459 1,332 1,526 -8.7% +14.6%
Apartments 792 747 888 -5.7% +18.9%
PROVINCE OF LIÈGE Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 3,025 2,805 3,228 -7.3% +15.1%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 1,267 1,192 1,323 -5.9% +11.0%
Apartments 1,049 975 1,124 -7.1% +15.3%
PROVINCE OF LIMBURG Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 1,717 962 1,687 -44.0% +75.4%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 1,742 1,083 1,833 -37.8% +69.3%
Apartments 1,042 722 1,096 -30.7% +51.8%
PROVINCE OF LUXEMBOURG Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 543 553 652 +1.8% +17.9%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 694 618 722 -11.0% +16.8%
Apartments 223 179 233 -19.7% +30.2%
PROVINCE OF NAMUR Houses with 2 or 3 outside walls (attached + semi-detached houses) 1,046 945 1,091 -9.7% +15.4%
Houses with 4 outside walls or more (detached houses) 972 958 1,076 -1.4% +12.3%
Apartments 365 309 419 -15.3% +35.6%
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Doel en korte beschrijving

Deze statistiek geeft het aantal transacties, de totale prijs, de totale perceelsoppervlakte en de gemiddelde verkoopprijs weer van de gewone woonhuizen, de villa's, de appartementen en de bouwgronden.

Populatie

De statistiek van de vastgoedprijzen is gebaseerd op alle vastgoedtransacties waarvoor registratierechten dienen te worden betaald. De brongegevens hiervoor komen van de Algemene Administratie van de Patrimoniumdocumentatie (vroegere ‘Kadaster’) van de FOD Financiën.

Frequentie

Jaarlijks

Timing publicatie

Resultaten beschikbaar 3 maanden + 15 dagen na de referentieperiode

Definities

P10, P90 en Q25, Q50 en Q75 zijn de berekeningen van zogenaamde "percentielen" en "kwartielen".

Alle vastgoedprijzen worden eerst geordend van laagste prijs naar hoogste prijs

Het 25e percentiel (ook wel het eerste kwartiel genoemd = Q25) is dus deze prijs waarbij 25% van de bouwgronden even duur of goedkoper zijn dan de prijs van het eerste kwartiel, terwijl logischerwijs 75% van de gronden even duur of duurder zijn.

Het tweede kwartiel is gelijk aan de mediaan (Q50). 50% Van de bouwgronden zijn dus even duur of goedkoper dan deze mediaanprijs en 50% van de gronden zijn duurder.

Een zelfde redenering geldt voor het derde kwartiel (Q75). 75% van de gronden zijn goedkoper of minstens even duur en slechts 25% van de gronden zijn duurder.

Uiteraard kan men elk percentiel bereken. Bij de vastgoedprijzen worden zo ook het Percentiel 10 (P10) en Percentiel (P90) berekend.

P10 is gelijk aan het eerste deciel en bij een dergelijke prijs zijn slechts 10% van de gronden goedkoper dan deze 1e decielprijs, terwijl 90% van de gronden duurder zijn.

P90 is juist het omgekeerde: 90% van de gronden zijn goedkoper dan de vermelde prijs terwijl slechts 10% duurder is.

Opmerkingen

Door een ingrijpende verandering in het verwerkingsproces is er een trendbreuk waar te nemen tussen het jaar 2004 en 2005.

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