A housing market analysis for the city of Krakow

Dagmara Adamkiewicz,

Elżbieta Radziszewska-Zielina


This article presents the results of a housing market analysis for the city of Krakow. The market study was performed in May 2019 using the online survey method on a group of 104 persons who were currently searching for an apartment. Based on initial studies, the authors analysed the opinions of potential customers, identified the apartments enjoying the highest demand, described the preferences of potential buyers and the criteria that encourage buying real estate to the greatest extent. Based on the results of the study, it can be concluded that the perceived need for persons to have their own apartment is the most common reason for purchasing a property. The most desirable housing has between 40 and 60 square metres of usable floor area, is composed of three rooms, in addition to a kitchen and a bathroom, and has its own dedicated parking space.

Keywords: housing market, preferences, Krakow

W artykule przedstawiono wyniki badań dotyczące analizy rynku nieruchomości mieszkaniowych w Krakowie. Badania rynku zostały przeprowadzone metodą ankiety internetowej w maju 2019 roku na grupie 104 osób aktualnie poszukujących mieszkania. Na podstawie przeprowadzonych badań pierwotnych autorzy przeanalizowali opinie potencjalnych klientów, wskazali, na jakie mieszkania jest największe zapotrzebowanie, opisali preferencje potencjalnych nabywców oraz kryteria, które najbardziej zniechęcają do zakupu nieruchomości. Z wyników badań wynika, że potrzeba posiadania własnego mieszkania jest najczęstszym powodem kupna nieruchomości. Najbardziej pożądane mieszkanie ma od 40 do 60 m2, składa się z trzech pokoi, kuchni i łazienki oraz posiada własne miejsce parkingowe.

Słowa kluczowe: rynek nieruchomości mieszkaniowych, preferencje, Kraków, housing market, preferences, Krakow

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