In Romania, 30% of young people aged between 18 and 34 say they intend to buy a house, while 16% say they would choose to buy an apartment, according to a study conducted by Reveal Marketing Research.
Romania has the highest number of homeowners of all European Union countries, according to data provided by Eurostat indicating that over 95% of Romanians own their own home.
Young people between the ages of 18 and 34 explained that they intend to buy their own home this year, despite the fact that 6 out of 10 believe that the real estate market in Romania will grow in 2021.
Respondents (34%) explained they want to buy a home. The percentage of Romanias (18 to 45 years old) who want to buy a house (33%) doubled compared to those who said they want an apartment (15%)
Respondents (over the age of 45) stated that maintenance costs (86%) and community/neighbours (72%) are more important whereas the most important details that young people take into account when they decide to become homeowners are quality, masonry materials used (86%), age of the building (84%) and distance from the workplace (72%).
The study shows that for people who have built or are in the process of building a house, 5 out of 10 declare that the masonry material from which they built/are building the house is AAC. This happens mainly among those aged between 18 and 24 (60%), but also among the 45-54 age group (57%).
The research indicates that 4 out of 10 respondents choose AAC because it is modern/innovative and because it is a known, popular material (31%). 30% of respondents choose brick because it is a safe material and wood is chosen by 8% of respondents. The latter being perceived as a healthy and classic material on the market (23%).