Housing prices in The Netherlands have been higher in the last three months compared to the same period of last year. June saw a 2.2 percent rise in existent houses for sale than in June 2013, the Central Bureau for Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Prices of existing homes have gone up by 0.1 percent, compared to April 2013. This is the first price increase in five years, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
New homeowners still have to pay 'key money', a kind of extra levy to be allowed inside, by some landlords. Asking for this has been disallowed for some time now, but it is still being done.
The Rabobank is counting on it that housing prices will rise this year. The bank's economic office is saying that sale homes will on average become between 0 and 1 percent more expensive this year, and between 1 and 3 percent more expensive next year, according to a report from the biggest mortgage office of the Netherlands.
Within the first quarter of this year, 24 percent fewer homes have been put up for rent compared to the same period last year.
Almost one in five homes in the Netherlands were sold with a lost last year.
Resale prices for existing homes in the Netherlands dropped 4.7% in November, compared to a year earlier. New data released by the national statistics office, CBS, show existing home sale prices down 20.5% versus the peak prices seen in August 2008.