Largest house price increase in 14.5 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.7 percent higher in December 2016 than in December 2015. This is the most substantial price increase in 14.5 years. In 2016, house prices were on average 5 percent up from 2015 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
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
2016 S5.9
2016 O5.6
2016 N6
2016 D6.7

Prices 13.6 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, the trend has been upward. House prices are 10.8 percent below the record level of August 2008 and 13.6 percent higher than during the price dip in June 2013. The average price level of owner-occupied houses in December 2016 was the same as in November 2005.

Price index of existing owner-occupied dwellings
Price index of existing owner-occupied dwellings
 index
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
2016 S94.9
2016 O94.7
2016 N95.2
2016 D95.5

House sales further up

According to figures released last Monday by the Dutch Land Registry Office, 25,280 residential property units were sold in December. Over the year 2016 altogether 214,793 houses were sold, a 20.5 percent increase relative to 2015 and the largest number since the start of the joint publication on house price developments by CBS and Kadaster.

Today, Statistics Netherlands also publishes more detailed information by region and type of dwelling on a quarterly basis.


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