The January transaction volume for apartments in the metropolitan area exceeded the transaction volume in December last year.

In particular, the increase was noticeable as buying power increased in Incheon and Gyeonggi regions, where there are favorable transportation development factors such as the GTX (Ground Rapid Transit).

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's Actual Transaction Disclosure System and Real Estate R114 on the 12th, as of the 8th, the number of reported apartment transactions in the metropolitan area in January of this year was 10,298, a 12.7% increase from the number of transactions in December last year (9,136).

The actual transaction price reporting deadline for January contracts is the end of this month, with more than 20 days left as of the survey date, but the transaction volume has already exceeded the previous month's transaction volume.

In the case of apartments in Seoul, a total of 1,932 cases were reported last month based on actual transaction price data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, which was about 5% higher than the monthly transaction volume (1,839 cases) in December last year.

In comparison, Incheon recorded 1,697 sales reports last month, up 21.0% from last December (1,402), and Gyeonggi-do recorded 6,669 sales last month, up 13.1% from the previous month (5,895), a larger increase than Seoul. .

The increase in transaction volume in the Incheon and Gyeonggi regions is largely due to the increase in transactions centered on areas with favorable transportation conditions, such as the GTX construction site, in accordance with the government's transportation innovation strategy.

In the case of Incheon City, due to the plan to build the GTX-D route, transactions have recently been increasing, focusing on low-priced properties.

In Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, 239 contracts were reported as of January this year, up 54% from 155 in December last year.

Deogyang-gu is attracting attention as it will become a multi-station area with four lines, including Subway Line 3, Gyeongui-Jungang Line, and West Coast Line, once the GTX-A opens at Daegok Station.

In Goyang City as a whole, 493 cases were reported in January, up 26.7% from 389 in December.

In addition, Hwaseong City, where the GTX-C route passes, recorded 519 transactions in January, a 27.2% increase compared to December's transaction volume (408 transactions), and Osan City, which also benefited from the C route, also increased 18.4% from 151 in December last year to 180 as of January. Yes.

Yongin-si (530 cases), Suwon-si (612 cases), and Ansan-si (246 cases) are also GTX-beneficiary areas and have already exceeded last December's transaction volume.

In Siheung City, where the favorable news of the opening of the West Sea Line and the plan for the second phase of GTX construction were revealed, 328 cases were reported as of January, a 23.3% increase from the transaction volume in December last year (266 cases).

The market in these areas is turbulent, with properties being repossessed and prices rising despite the recent decline in apartment prices.

According to the Korea Real Estate Agency, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si rose 0.07% last week, rising for two consecutive weeks, and Gimpo (0.03%) and Pyeongtaek-si (0.01%) are also showing strong performance for the second week due to favorable transportation factors such as GTX.

As a result of real estate R114's analysis of apartment actual transaction price data, 52.6% of apartments in Incheon City contracted in January were transactions with an increase in transaction price (based on the same complex and same area) compared to December.

This figure is significantly higher than declining trading (40.4%) or flat trading (6.9%).

In Gyeonggi-do, the proportion of upward transactions during the same period was 48.3%, which was higher than the proportion of downward transactions (44.9%).

Good transportation facilities such as Ilsandong-gu in Goyang-si (70.0%), Danwon-gu in Ansan (60.4%), Gwonseon-gu in Suwon (59.1%), Dongan-gu in Anyang-si (56.4%), Yeongtong-gu in Suwon (53.0%), Siheung-si (51.2%), and Osan-si (50.0%). The proportion of rising transactions in the region was relatively high.

Experts believe that transactions will increase and prices will rise mainly in GTX favorable areas for the time being.

However, in some regions, expectations for favorable transportation conditions are largely reflected, and in some cases, the project period may be prolonged, so experts advise caution in investing.

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