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Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

House price growth reaches dizzying heights, while sales start to decline

While we still expect house prices to increase substantially this year, sales activities seem to reached a turning point on the Dutch housing market. Hampered by an increasing scarcity of homes in almost all regions, we have adjusted our 2018 sales forecast from 250,000 to 235,000 homes, a decline of 3% compared to 2017.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

House prices on course to hit new peak

On the Dutch housing market, more transactions than ever in the first quarter: 55,911 homes changed owners. Prices rose by 6.8% in the first quarter compared to the first quarter last year. We expect a price increase of at least 6.5% for 2017.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

Dutch housing market continues to gain momentum

Confidence among Dutch households in the market for owner-occupied homes is and remains high. We are anticipating a rise to around 230,000 sales a year, and as regards the house price we anticipate an average annual rise of 5% for 2016 and 2017.