After the government's 12/16 countermeasures that tightened regulations on lending to high-priced homes, Seoul's small apartment prices have risen more than twice that of mid-to-large apartments.

As the number of single-person households continues to rise, the demand to buy small apartments that are relatively inexpensive and available for rent seems to have increased prices.

According to the trend of apartment sale prices by Seoul's distinction and area analyzed by real estate 114, last month, the average sale price of small-sized (dedicated area less than 60㎡) apartments in Seoul was 23.29 million won per 3.3㎡, 3.6% (December 11 million) Won) rose.

This is 2.6 times higher than that of mid/large-sized (over 85㎡) apartment prices rose 1.4% (31.111 million won → 31.161 million won) over the same period.

It is 1.6 times higher than the small and medium-sized (60∼85㎡) apartment price increase rate of 2.2% (28.58 million won → 22.9 million won).

The rise of the outskirts of Seoul, such as'Nodo River' (Nowon, Dobong, Gangbuk-gu), rather than the so-called'Gangnam area' such as Gangnam, Seocho, and Songpa-gu, or the'Mayongseong' (Mapo, Yongsan, Seongdong-gu), which is an emerging strong region. This was great.

The average price of small apartments in Nowon-gu increased by 6.8% during the survey period of 5 months, Dobong-gu increased by 4.8%, and Gangbuk-gu by 8.3%, surpassing the average rate of Seoul's growth.

Seongbuk-gu (6.6%), Guro-gu (6.3%), Gwanak-gu (6.3%), and Eunpyeong-gu (6.1%) also rose more than 6%.

In the case of Eunpyeong-gu, medium and large-sized apartments rose only 1.0% while small apartments climbed 6.1%, while Guro-gu increased only 2.3% when small and medium-sized apartments rose 6.3%.

Small apartment prices in Gwangjin-gu (5.5%), Seodaemun-gu (5.2%), Mapo-gu (5.1%) and Dongdaemun-gu (5.1%) also increased by 5% in 5 months.

Looking at the actual transaction price, 58m2 dedicated to the Sanggye Jugong apartment in Nogwon-gu, sold for 600 million won in mid-January of this year, was sold at 680 million won on the 20th of last month, up 80 million won (13.3%) in 4 months.

41 square meters of Changdong Jugong 4th Complex in Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, was sold for 350 million won on the 12th floor in January, and the same floor traded at 380 million won last month, up 10.8% (33 million won).

The 52㎡ of Miseong Apartment in Sindorim-dong, Guro-gu was 12.8% (68 million won) from 530 million won in March to 580 million won in March, and 44㎡ of Hanshin Apartment in Guro-dong was 340 million won in January. From the end of April, it rose by 14.7% (51 million won) to 390 million won each.

Experts have analyzed that investors who are tired of rising house prices and who have been unable to buy expensive apartments due to loan regulation have concentrated on cheap and loanable apartments.

Real Estate 114 Senior Researcher Byung-cheol Lim said, “There are many small-sized reconstructed apartments that can be bought and sold at low prices, and apartments in the outskirts of Seoul may be purchased for the purpose of renting. "The increase will also be a factor in the price increase."

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