Croatia is among the three EU member states with the largest rise in apartment and housing prices in the third quarter of last year, Eurostat said. The Netherlands with 3.3 percent, Malta with 3.1 percent and then in third position Croatia with a property price rise of 2.8 percent saw the country record the third highest rise across the European Union.
Housing prices in the third quarter of last year rose across the EU by an average of 1.5 percent according to Eurostat. However, two member nations saw property prices actually fall, Italy experienced a 0.8 percent drop and Romania a 0.7 percent decrease.
Whereas properties on the Croatian Adriatic have traditionally been the most sought after and therefore the most expensive other cities are also seeing a housing boom. The capital Zagreb is leading the way with more and more interest from foreign buyers. Dubrovnik once again has the most expensive property in the whole of the country with the average price of an apartment almost double that of the capital.