A massive 48 percent of homes sold in Amsterdam in the first quarter of this year, sold for more than their listing price, compared to 42 percent in the last quarter of 2015 and a quarter a year ago, according to figures of Amsterdam real estate association MVA
Renting out rooms to tourists through Airbnb can at least partly be blamed for the skyrocketing housing prices in Amsterdam and the increasing gap between rich and poor in the city, according to a study done by ING's Economic Bureau
In the first quarter of 2016, existing home prices in Amsterdam rose above pre-crisis levels. A home in Amsterdam currently costs an average of 337 thousand euros, more than 100 thousand euros higher than the national average and 2 percent higher than in 2008, according to Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry.
The Netherlands' housing market is keeping up its strong recovery in what real estate agents association NVM calls a "slightly surprising" manner. Home prices are up 5.5 percent nationwide. Amsterdam even saw a 20 percent increase, according to NVM's figures for the first 3 months of this year
The past years showed an increasing number and demand for million-euro homes in the Amsterdam housing market. In 2015 the capital city counted 5,050 homes costing more than a million euros, an increase of more than a thousand compared to 2014. The demand is also twice as high as the supply, according to figures from Calcasa
For the first time in history 10-year-fixed-mortgage interest rates fell below 2 percent at a number of providers, according to figures from De Hypotheekshop. Home buyers could not wish to be luckier than with this unprecedented low mortgage rate, which is expected to fuel the housing boom
Cities, corporations and developers are too focused on owner-occupied homes and are not building enough rental homes to cope with the ever increasing rent prices - a disturbing and also unnecessary trend, according to property consultant Capital Value's report The Property Investment Market 2016
Rent prices for homes in the private sector are rapidly on the rise, especially in Amsterdam, according to figures from rental site Pararius. Pararius director Jasper de Groot attributes it to an "unhealthy market" with a vast shortage in private sector rental homes. "If you look at the housing supply, then only about 5 percent of the homes are rental homes in the private sector. That is way too little", he said.
Credit raiting agency Moody's believes that home prices in the Netherlands will shoot up 5 percent this year, according to a report published on Wednesday. The agency attributes the price increase to both the recovering economy and a shortage in housing supply in certain parts of the market.
Home prices in Amsterdam increased by 9.7 percent last year, though the prices are still 3.6 percent below what they were before the crisis in 2008, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry on Thursday.
Home sales in the Netherlands showed a decline in December compared to the same month in 2014. Compared to November however, there was a significant increase, according to figures released by the Land Registry on Tuesday
Home prices in Amsterdam increased with a massive 17 percent last year, the biggest increase in all of the Netherlands. The national average was 5 percent, according to figures released by the Dutch Association of Estate Agents and Valuers (NVM) on Thursday
Owning property in Amsterdam and Utrecht is a luxury reserved only for the "happy few" due to the "madness", in the housing market, according to NVM chairman Ger Hukker
The prices of existing homes were 3.4 percent higher in October than in the same month last year, following the slight upward trend that started in June 2013.
The trend of building homes in existing buildings, such as schools and offices, is becoming increasingly popular. Nearly 40 thousand new homes have been created in this way since 2012, more than 11 thousand per year.
Dutch gas firm NAM has to compensate residents of the earthquake area in Groningen for the decline in the house prices, even if the homes do not yet show any physical sings of damage or have not been sold yet.
Construction is the fastest growing sector in the Netherlands this year, with an expected growth of 5 percent over 2015.
The housing market in the Netherlands is recovering much faster than previously expected. This year may show a 10 percent increase in the number of homes sold compared to last year.
Existing homes were 2.7 percent more expensive in March than a year before. The Dutch market saw housing prices rise 12 consecutive months, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
The Dutch economy is continuing signs of recovery, posting growth of 0.5 percent in the last quarter of 2014, according to official bureau Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is now the third consecutive quarter where growth has been measured, the CBS reported on Friday.
Thirty percent more homes were sold in the fourth quarter of 2014 than in the same period the year before. The average price of an abode sold in the Netherlands now stands at 215,000 euros which is 3.5 percent higher than last year and 5 percent higher than during the worst times of the economic crisis, according to NVM brokers in their latest figures.
For more than half a year the prices of existing homes have been higher than in the same month in 2013.
he Land Registry announced on Monday that the number of home sales increased in October by 44.6 percent, compared to the same period last year.