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It turns out that the average sale price of a small apartment, which is popular with
young people and homeless people, has risen significantly this year, exceeding 2 million won on average.

Reporter Hyemi Lee found out why.

This is an apartment construction site in a redevelopment area in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi, which
recently made an offer.

The sale price of this apartment with a private area of 49 square meters is around 5 million won.

It costs about 5 million won per 3.3㎡.

The highest sale price per 2.6㎡ of 3㎡ dedicated to an apartment in Haeundae-gu, Busan, which was sold in March, exceeded 59 million won.

According to a survey by a real estate big data company, the average sale price per 3.3㎡ apartment nationwide was 3.3 million won until last month, up 3.1% from a year ago.

It is analyzed that construction costs have increased due to high interest rates and rising labor costs, and that the sale price has risen as the number of areas released from the high-sale price management area has increased due to the lifting of the regulatory area.

Excluding only small apartments of 11 square meters or less, the price per square meter has risen even more, exceeding 7 million won for the first time.

[Yeo Kyung-hee/Real Estate R1 Senior Researcher: The proportion of small supply was high in the metropolitan area where the housing price level was high, which can be seen as the effect of the high cost of basic construction (of small apartments) compared to other areas.]

Although the overall sales market is still depressed, with the prospect of apartment sales nationwide deteriorating again for the first time in seven months, the price of sales has soared, further increasing the burden on unemployed people who dream of owning their own homes.

[Park Won-kap / Senior Real Estate Specialist at KB Kookmin Bank: The main demand for my home is young people who prefer small and medium-sized units.

There is also a concern that if the demand for the high-sale price complex increases, the unsold amount that has been faltering will increase again, and the supply may shrink due to unsold concerns.

(Video Interview: Kim Won-bae, Video Editing: Kim Ho-jin, CG: Kim Han-gil)