the Spring months was difficult for the construction industry, said Mutko. In the regions, the demand for new buildings in the background of the pandemic fell – fell by up to 30%. At the same time fell and the demand for mortgages in the period of limitations, but now he has recovered.

– Now we see that the demand has recovered, already in June, mortgage applications, 29% increased, – said the head of the company.

In particular, the demand for new buildings managed to hold on primarily because of a preferential mortgage program with a rate of 6.5%.”Already to 400 thousand applications filed by citizens, 80 thousand already paid,” he said. Currently, about 90% of the mortgage market already accounts for a preferential program with a rate of 6.5%.

Other positive measures, a far East mortgage at 2% per annum and family mortgage. Influenced, in addition, and payment of 450 thousand rubles to families with children.

– All the complex, Vladimir Putin, today, in our opinion, gave a very serious effect, – said Mutko. -. With all the support measures we believe that somewhere towards the end of the year we will reach almost the previous level: 1 million 200-300 thousand mortgage loans.

Responding to a question from the President, he said that this is last year’s level.

Mutko also reported that the average mortgage rate in Russia may decline to the end of the year to 7.5%. According to him, it will happen with the introduction of a preferential mortgage.