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Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

Dutch housing market to maintain higher sales levels next year

House prices and sales will increase this year and next, due to the economic recovery, the good affordability and high consumer confidence. We expect this to be stronger than the issue of negative equity and the tightening of lending criteria.

Economic Comment

Budget Day 2015: tax reform was not invited to budget party

On September 15th the Dutch government presented its plans for 2016 at Budget Day. The most important budget proposal was a five billion euro tax reduction package, mainly aimed at reducing taxes on labour. However, the tax system will not be reformed, what we view as a missed opportunity.