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The second edition of Neapolis Property Price Index has been released!

Apartment prices have exhibited a consistent upward trajectory across all districts, with positive trends persisting for successive periods. Specifically, apartment prices have experienced continuous growth for 32 uninterrupted quarters in Limassol and Larnaca, 29 quarters in Nicosia, 23 quarters in Famagusta, and 7 quarters in Pafos. In contrast, prices of houses have been steadily declining, with negative trends observed in almost all districts. House prices have been falling for 8 consecutive quarters in Nicosia, 5 quarters in Limassol, 4 quarters in Famagusta and 3 quarters in Paphos, except for Larnaca a positive sign was observed. Indices point to increased demand for apartments, while the persistent fall in house prices may indicate reduced purchasing power for larger dwellings among local buyers and despite increased foreign interest, as suggested by DLS statistics.

We are delighted to introduce the Neapolis Property Price Index (NPPI), a groundbreaking initiative by the Department of Real Estate at Neapolis University Pafos. This index is designed to serve a diverse set of needs, benefiting not just our academic community but also real estate professionals, investors, and policymakers.
Our index aims to be an impartial, credible, and up-to-date source of information that enhances market transparency and facilitates informed decision-making for both consumers and professionals. The department has chosen to base this index on actual property transaction data for its inaugural release. We believe that actual transaction data, as opposed to notional or appraisal-based indices, provide a more accurate and unbiased reflection of market realities. Actual transactions capture what buyers are willing to pay, and sellers are willing to accept, thus giving us a true snapshot of the market at any given moment. This is crucial for reducing biases, enhancing investor confidence, and aiding in more precise analytical and policy-related work.
Academically, the NPPI aims to provide a rich dataset for scholarly research in areas like property valuation methodologies, market trends, and housing policies. It offers an exceptional learning environment for our students, allowing them to gain hands-on experience in data analytics, market research, and property valuation. Industry collaboration is another key objective. We encourage and invite partnerships with real estate agencies, property valuers, and governmental organizations. We invite you to engage with this seminal project. Your feedback and collaboration are invaluable for its continuous improvement and success.
Last but not least, I would also like to extend a warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to Stelios Apostolidis, the newest member of our department. His expertise and dedication are invaluable additions that promise to enrich our academic and research endeavors.
Best regards and enjoy the index!

Το άρθρο είναι μια συνοπτική παρουσίαση του blockchain και των εφαρμογών που μπορεί να έχει η τεχνολογία αυτή στις κτηματικές συναλλαγές.

Μειώθηκαν οι αξίες των ακινήτων λόγω της πανδημίας;

Πολλοί ακαδημαϊκοί και επαγγελματίες αναλυτές ακινήτων, συμπεριλαμβανομένου και του εαυτού μου, πριν από δύο περίπου χρόνια, εν μέσω του πρώτου lockdown και της γενικότερης αβεβαιότητας της περιόδου, περιμέναμε υποχώρηση των αξιών των ακινήτων, ειδικά των εμπορικών ακινήτων (καταστήματα και γραφεία), και σχετική σταθερότητα στις αξίες των οικιστικών ακινήτων. Οι λόγοι συνοπτικά ήταν η αύξηση των διαδικτυακών αγορών και η εξοικείωση των καταναλωτών με αυτές, η καθιέρωση της εργασίας από το σπίτι για κάποιες μέρες της εβδομάδας και οι νέες συνθήκες της καθημερινότητας.
Αφού λοιπόν η υψίστης υγειονομικής σημασίας πανδημία έγινε μέρος της ζωής μας και έστω και αργά προσαρμοζόμαστε στα νέα δεδομένα, διαπιστώνουμε πως οι προβλέψεις για πτώση δεν επαληθεύτηκαν. Τουναντίον, οι δείκτες και μια πρώτη ανάλυση δείχνουν αύξηση. Γιατί όμως συνέβη αυτό; Ποιες είναι οι δυνάμεις της οικονομίας που συγκράτησαν και αύξησαν τις αξίες των ακινήτων;