Largest house price increase in 14 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.0 percent higher in August 2016 than in August 2015. This is the most substantial price increase in 14 years. Residential property prices have risen since June 2013, according to the price index of owner-occupied houses, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry Office (Kadaster).

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings
Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings
 mutation
2012 S-8.4
2012 O-8.5
2012 N-7.3
2012 D-6.9
2013 J-9.9
2013 F-8.6
2013 M-7.2
2013 A-7.8
2013 M-8.4
2013 J-9.8
2013 J-5.1
2013 A-4.5
2013 S-4.1
2013 O-4
2013 N-5
2013 D-3.8
2014 J-0.5
2014 F-1.7
2014 M-2.1
2014 A0.1
2014 M1.4
2014 J2.2
2014 J1.9
2014 A1.7
2014 S1.7
2014 O2.2
2014 N2.3
2014 D2
2015 J2.1
2015 F2.4
2015 M2.7
2015 A2.3
2015 M2.6
2015 J2.6
2015 J2.7
2015 A2.5
2015 S3.5
2015 O3.4
2015 N3.8
2015 D3.2
2016 J4.1
2016 F3.8
2016 M4.3
2016 A4.2
2016 M4.3
2016 J4.6
2016 J4.9
2016 A6

Prices 12 percent up from dip in June 2013

House prices reached a record high in August 2008. Subsequently, they fell to a low in June 2013. Since then, residential property prices have shown an upward trend. House prices are 12.0 percent below the record level of August 2008 and 12.0 percent higher than during the price dip in June 2013. The average price level of owner-occupied houses in August 2016 was the same as in June 2005.

Price index of existing owner-occupied dwellings
Price index of existing owner-occupied dwellings
 index
2012 S88.7
2012 O88.4
2012 N88.9
2012 D88.3
2013 J85.8
2013 F86.8
2013 M86.9
2013 A85.7
2013 M84.5
2013 J84
2013 J85
2013 A85.2
2013 S85
2013 O84.8
2013 N84.5
2013 D85
2014 J85.3
2014 F85.3
2014 M85.1
2014 A85.7
2014 M85.7
2014 J85.9
2014 J86.6
2014 A86.6
2014 S86.5
2014 O86.7
2014 N86.5
2014 D86.7
2015 J87.1
2015 F87.3
2015 M87.4
2015 A87.7
2015 M87.9
2015 J88.2
2015 J88.9
2015 A88.8
2015 S89.5
2015 O89.7
2015 N89.8
2015 D89.5
2016 J90.6
2016 F90.7
2016 M91.2
2016 A91.4
2016 M91.7
2016 J92.3
2016 J93.3
2016 A94.1

House sales further up

According to figures released last Monday by the Dutch Land Registry Office, 19,975 houses were sold in August. During the first eight months of this year 132,910 houses were sold, an increase by 21.3 percent relative to the same period in 2015.

Statistics Netherlands also publishes more detailed information by region and type of dwelling on a quarterly basis. The next set of quarterly data will be published on 21 October 2016.

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