In 2012 a number of construction companies in Kharkiv declared an increase in sales volumes. Despite the upcoming holiday season and the upcoming elections, a positive trend in demand can be held until the end of the year, the chairman of the Supervisory Board of ODO "Zhilstroy-2" Yuri Krolenko.
"By year end, we can expect growth in home sales by 10-15%. In the first three months of this year, "Zhilstroy-2" increased production and sales volumes by 23%, but in April, the dynamics of growth has slowed somewhat. Traditionally, the decrease in consumer activity is observed in the first half of May in connection with the vacations and holidays, and then the demand is growing again - said Yu.Krolenko.
According to the head of the DLC "Zhilstroy-2" increase in demand may play a factor in the rising cost of housing, but to a lesser extent than the higher prices of building materials, gas, fuel and transport costs, which increases the cost of construction.
"Of course, the prices of apartments in new buildings albeit slowly, but will grow. For example, last year the price of housing being built by us rose an average of 1.5% when adjusted for inflation component. This applies to most developers, who now, at least, to take into account inflation in the cost of housing, "- said Yu.Krolenko.