Fewer couples purchasing properties

A decreasing number of couples decide to buy real estate nowadays, according to a study.Researcher Andrea Baidinger said today (Fri) that just 61 per cent of unmarried and married couples aged 30 and younger were opting for the purchase of a house or a flat. She pointed out that around 75 per cent did so 10 years ago.Baidinger also presented a poll showing that 44 per cent of couples who bought a property were regretting their decision.Meanwhile, the city centre of Vienna and the Tyrolean ski resort of Kitzbühel have been found to have the highest real estate prices.Estate agent firm Dr. Max Huber said earlier this month that one square metre of owner-occupied flats in Vienna’s Innere Stadt district cost between 8,000 and 14,000 Euros. The company added that building sites in the most exclusive parts of Kitzbühel cost 7,000 to 12,000 Euros per square metre.