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21-12-2010Economic monitor Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in November 2010 were on average 1.1 percent lower than in November 2009.

22-11-2010Economic monitor Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in October 2010 were on average 1.1 percent lower than in October 2009

21-10-2010Economic monitor Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in September 2010 were on average 0.6 percent lower than in September 2009.

21-09-2010Economic monitor Prices of existing owner-occupied residential property sold in August 2010 were on average 0.4 percent lower than in August 2009. Since February 2009, house prices have been continuously lower than twelve months previously but the downward trend has levelled off in the course of 2010.

16-09-2010Press release Building permits were issued for more than 25 thousand dwellings in the first half of 2010.

19-08-2010Economic monitor According to the price index of existing private residential property – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in July 2010 were down by an average of 0.9 percent compared to July 2009.

21-07-2010Economic monitor According to the house price index of existing own homes, prices of houses sold in June 2010 were down by an average of 1.4 percent on June 2009.

21-06-2010Economic monitor According to the house price index of existing own homes – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in May 2010 were on average 2.2 percent down on May 2009.

15-06-2010Web magazine The recession has obviously affected the construction sector in the first quarter of 2010. The number of dwellings completed in the first quarter of 2010 was more than 44 percent lower than in the same period in 2009.

01-06-2010Web magazine Over 1.1 million households in the Netherlands received a rent allowance in 2008. This cost the government nearly 2 million euro.

20-05-2010Economic monitor According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in April 2010 were on average 2.2 percent down on April 2009.

12-05-2010Web magazine Nearly half of the 7.2 million households in the Netherlands had a mortgage on their home in 2008. Together, they paid 28 billion euro in mortgage costs, and received more than 10 billion euro back from the government by through tax deductions.

11-05-2010Web magazine Nearly one quarter of homes in the Netherlands had been issued with an energy label in December 2009. In June 2009 this was still only 13 percent.

21-04-2010Economic monitor According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses prices of houses sold in March 2010 were on average 3.5 percent down on March 2009.

20-04-2010Web magazine Between 1996 and 2006, more than 17 thousand hectares (ha) were added to the total area designated for residential purposes. The amount of square metres (m²) of living space per household declined in this period.

13-04-2010Web magazine The average distance for Dutch residents to the nearest secondary school is 2.4 km. Nine in ten residents have at least one school within a 5 km radius.

08-04-2010Web magazine The total building sum of new orders for architectural firms in 2009 was more than 41 percent down on 2008.

23-03-2010Press release In 2009, nearly 83 thousand were finished, an increase by more than 5 percent relative to one year previously and the highest number of reported completions since 1999.

22-03-2010Press release This study is carried out jointly by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Integration and Statistics Netherlands. The report with the outcomes and conclusions of the study, Het wonen overwogen,  describes recent developments on the Dutch housing market on the basis of the WoON survey.

22-03-2010Economic monitor According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in February 2010 were on average 4.2 percent down on February 2009.

25-02-2010Web magazine After years of sustained growth, turnover realised by the construction sector slumped 4.5 percent in 2009.

22-02-2010Economic monitor According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office, prices of houses sold in January 2010 were on average 5.3 percent lower than in January 2009.

04-02-2010Web magazine In 2009, prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 3.3 percent down on 2008, although they were still 8.4 percent higher in 2009 than in 2005. There are considerable differences between the municipalities in the Netherlands.

21-01-2010Economic monitor Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in December were on average 5.3 percent lower than in December 2008.