As SiB writes, there aren’t that many apartments, while potential buyers are numerous. For a few years now, the demand for apartments has been just as wild as the rising prices of these precious square metres.
“For what was the price of a two-bedroom apartment a year ago, now you can only buy a one-bedroom apartment. In Zagreb, the average price per square meter is 2,300 euros, in Rijeka 1,900, in Split 3,000, and in Osijek 1,050 euros,” shared Luka Prica, the owner of a real estate agency, with RTL.
Less than 24 hours remain until APN applications are closed. A record 4,870 requests were received, and funds are limited, with HRK 50 million provided.
First come, first serve
“All the applications that were submitted in time, up to the request number 4,100 if all documents are complete, will be processed and approved accordingly”, said Goran Golenić, assistant director of APN.
In previous years, it never happened that someone did not receive the subsidies, but APN warns – we can not guarantee that it will be the same this time around. Those who have submitted their applications first are at an advantage. So far, 2,462 applications have been approved in this round.
“When the funds are spent, we will inform the competent authorities and make decisions on further actions accordingly,” Golenić claims.
Better days with cheaper square metres, it seems, are not in sight.
“We are entering the Eurozone, inflation has been announced, we are witnessing an increase in the prices of materials and labor – we cannot expect a drastic drop in prices,” Prica claims.
Surely, the new round of APN subsidies announced for next year will come in handy for many.
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