Sofia no longer has the most new houses
The capital of Bulgaria fell off to the fourth spot in the rankings for the city with the largest number of new houses.
The largest number of new housings for the first three months of 2009 have been constructed in the municipalities Varna and Bourgas, 128 buildings with 727 housings and 102 buildings with 1136 housings respectively. They are followed by the municipality of Plovdiv – 47 buildings with 265 housings and the municipality of Sofia – 38 buildings with 580 housings.
The new buildings for the first three months of 2009 are 547, marking a decrease of 10,6% compared to the first quarter of 2008.
The number of housings is 12,9% lower compared to the first quarter of 2008, dropping to 3897.
Compared to the previous quarter, the number of new buildings is 432 lesser.
The residental space of the new housings in the first quarter of 2009 is 294 000 sq. m., or 16% less than the same period in 2008.