Capital: Luxembourg City
Total Area: 2,586 km²
GDP (in billion USD): 58
Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany.
House prices in Luxembourg have been rising since the second half of 2009, after almost two years of house price falls, with lower interest rates boosting demand.
The average apartment price rose 2.12% during the second quarter, and is 6.73% up on the same quarter last year, at €3,896 per square meter (sq. m.)., according to Observatoire de L' Habitat. Year-on-year, prices are higher both for existing flats (6.73%) and for apartments under construction (5.27%). House sale prices rose 4.24% (0.68% inflation-adjusted) during the year to end-Q2 2011, according to the Ministere du Logement.
In Q2 2011, the volume of real estate sales rose by almost €7 million, 8.5% up on the previous quarter. Demand for apartments remains strong, thanks to continued economic recovery. The economy is expected to expand by 4% in 2011.