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Immoweb acquires Realo
Immoweb, Belgium's largest online real estate site and a subsidiary of the AVIV group, announces today the acquisition of Realo, also a player in the Proptech field. This strategic acquisition combines Immoweb's leading position with Realo's powerful real estate data platform, thereby offering a more comprehensive value proposition.
Prices in the Belgian new construction market reach a ceiling in 2023
During the fourth quarter of 2023, the prices of new real estate properties in Belgium stabilized. This marks a temporary end to several years of price increases in the new construction market, which have been occurring at a faster pace than in the secondary market.
Renovation market in Antwerp sees unprecedented growth
The Gazet van Antwerpen reports that in five years, the number of renovation requests in the province of Antwerp has increased by 59%. Based on figures from Realo, the newspaper sees a significant role for the declining value of energy-consuming houses.
Are Flemish energy scores manipulated for a better EPC label?
Following the 'Factcheckers' report on the Flemish broadcast channel VRT about the approach of some energy experts, Realo, in collaboration with the newspaper De Tijd, investigated whether there are systematic problems in the EPC scores assigned to Flemish houses.
Press release: Persistent price increases for new builds confirm that the Belgian housing market is moving at two speeds
In the third quarter of 2023, the prices of newly built real estate in Belgium continued to rise, despite ongoing indications of a cooling in the overall property market. The differing trends between the regions continue. Especially in the segment of new-build houses, Flanders and Wallonia are drifting apart.
Press release: Building land more than a quarter more expensive since 2019
Building land prices in Belgium have increased by 27% since 2019, reaching 180 euros per square meter, mainly due to exceptional price hikes in 2020 and 2021. Significant differences still exist between the regions. Analyses from the real estate data platform Realo provide new insights into the price evolution of building land in Belgium, as no data is available after 2014.
Press release: New-build prices continue to rise steadily in Flanders and Wallonia
The prices of residential new-build properties in Belgium, including houses and apartments, continue to increase in the second quarter of 2023. Particularly noteworthy is the price increase of new-build apartments in Wallonia, following a slight decline in the first quarter. This is shown by the New-Build Index, an initiative by neighbourhood developer Matexi and real estate data platform Realo.
Press release: Antwerp most attractive to invest, Gent or Leuven do not pay off
For those looking to invest in real estate in Flanders, it seems that the central and eastern regions are more promising. Thanks to a unique approach, an objective gross rental yield can now be calculated for the entire Flanders region.
Press release: New-build prices continue to rise in Flanders and slightly decline for Wallonia
The prices of residential new construction properties in Belgium, including houses and apartments, continue to rise in the first quarter of 2023. However, regional differences are emerging, as revealed by an analysis of the Nieuwbouwbarometer, an initiative of neighborhood developer Matexi and real estate data platform Realo.
Press Release: Matexi and Realo increase insight into Belgian real estate market with launch of Nieuwbouwbarometer
Neighbourhood developer Matexi and real estate data platform Realo are launching an important addition to the current landscape of indicators on the Belgian real estate market with the New-Build Barometer.
Press release: Prices of apartments in Limburg are falling faster than anywhere in Flanders
The average price of an apartment in Limburg decreased by 1.84% in the last quarter of 2022. The price drop in Limburg is notably stronger than in the other Flemish provinces. Hasselt strengthened its position as the most expensive city in Limburg in 2022.
Press Release: Real estate market cools down at the coast after the post-COVID rush
Apartments on the coast are no longer getting more expensive. In the last quarter of 2022, the average price of an apartment in coastal municipalities decreased by 0.67 percent. The exception is Knokke-Heist, where apartment prices are still on the rise. However, even there, the market cooled off significantly at the end of last year.
Realo annual report 2022: the Belgian real estate market in turbulence
This report aims to provide clarity on two issues that have been fiercely debated throughout 2022. First, can we finally talk about a cooling down of the market? And second, what impact has the energy crisis had on property prices?
Energy-guzzling houses getting more expensive in Flanders
Earlier, we reported that house prices in Belgium have been on an upward trend for some time now. Here we take a closer look at the current state of affairs and focus specifically on the changing impact of EPC value on house prices. Especially in Flanders, prices of the least energy-efficient houses appear to be rising more sharply.
Press release: Citizens of Antwerp appreciate a patch of green, but not always
Research by the University of Antwerp in collaboration with real estate data platform Realo shows that the closer a property is to natural greenery in Antwerp, the higher the market price. Remarkably, proximity to a large park does not appear to make a difference, while smaller parks drive up the price.
Improving EPC does not always bring (the same) return
An energy-efficient house generally costs more. However, using simulations, we show that for houses, improving the EPC score does not add value beyond label B. For flats, on the other hand, there are only gains to be made with the best EPC scores.
Smart Estimates: How does it work and how can you use it?
Discover how Realo Estimate® uses artificial intelligence to provide an accurate property valuation in just 15 minutes. Learn how this technology, combined with the expertise of a certified estate agent, assists you in determining the correct value and navigating the challenging property market.
First indications of housing market cooling
Discover how the Belgian real estate market is cooling down after a turbulent period. In this in-depth article, we analyze trends, prices, and regional differences to paint a clear picture of the current situation. Get informed about the best bargains and the most expensive regions, and find out how inflation and interest rates are influencing the market.
Sell your house faster and for a higher price: The best time to sell
Looking for the best time to sell your home? Realo has discovered the best month to put your house up for sale by analysing historical sales data. Find out when houses sell more quickly and for a higher price, and discover why spring could be the ideal time to put your house on the market. Read on for all the results and discover when is the best time to sell your house.
50% of Realo Seller Leads result in property sales: How estate agents benefit
Discover how 50% of Realo's Seller Leads result in property sales within 18 months. With a potential transaction value of over a billion euros in 2021, these sales leads offer estate agents the opportunity to tap into selling intentions. Learn how the improved quality and growing popularity of Realo Seller Leads provide opportunities for both existing and new partners in the property sector.