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KBC spring 2020 homebuyer survey suggests demand remained robust prior to Covid-19
The KBC Bank homebuyer survey for Spring 2020 suggests that demand for housing remained robust in the weeks before Covid-19 struck. In common with most other aspects of social and economic life in Ireland, housing market activity has been severely affected by the pandemic and this could remain the case for some time.
However, with some easing in health-related restrictions now underway, it is worth assessing what the KBC Homebuyer survey might tell us about the post-pandemic property market in Ireland. Among the key findings are;
About the survey
The KBC Homebuyer survey is based on a nationally representative online survey of 2,000 people carried out on behalf of KBC Bank by Core Research. Responses were filtered to focus on those who are in the market to purchase a residential property (e.g. a house or apartment to live in or as an investment) in Ireland. We defined 'in the market' as ‘you are thinking about, actively searching or planning to buy in the next 2 years’.Fieldwork took place over two surveys during February 2020 which were merged to ensure an adequate sample.