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Albanian Property An Attractive Investment

News Posted On: 07 September 2011

The latest data on the Albanian economy and property market shows stability and a return to growth, which is prompting renewed interest from foreign buyers in the emerging property market.

According to the Central bank in Albania, the economy is likely to have grown 3.4% in the second quarter of 2011, and inflation is also reducing.

The House Price Index in Albania increased by 1.6% during the second quarter of this year. According to the Bank of Albania, this follows a period of prolonged stability, in which prices have barely changed since the end of 2009. During 2009 prices grew by 13.6% according to the data. The growth and stability is attributed to the undervaluation of the Albanian Lek, as well as increasing availability of finance.

In recent years there has also been increasing investment in the infrastructure, and experts are predicting stable growth in property and land prices in the near future. EU accession is also on the horizon, with Albania expected to join in 2014, which will likely boost the property market further.

Today's overseas property investor is known to be looking for stability above all else, and that is one thing that Albania is certainly known for. The Albanian economy has been showing constant and stable growth for the past 10 years. Even in 2008, during the financial crisis, Albania was one of only 2 countries in Europe to record growth, with its GDP growing 0.4% on the year. GDP growth between 2001 and 2010 averaged 6%.

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