Largest house price increase in 15 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.3 percent higher in March 2017 than in March 2016. This is the most substantial price increase since April 2002. 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.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings
Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings
 mutation
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
2017 J6.4
2017 F6.7
2017 M7.3

Prices 16.4 percent up from dip in June 2013

In August 2008 house prices reached a record. Subsequently, they fell to a low in June 2013. Since then, the trend has been upward. House prices are currently 8.6 percent below the record level of August 2008 and 16.4 percent higher relative to the price dip in June 2013. The average price level of owner-occupied houses in March 2017 was about the same as in April 2006.

Price index of existing owner-occupied dwellings
Price index of existing owner-occupied dwellings
 index
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
2017 J96.4
2017 F96.7
2017 M97.8

Number of house sales continues to grow

According to figures released by the Dutch Land Registry Office last Tuesday 21,648 owner-occupied houses were sold in March. In Q1 this year 55,911 houses were sold, an increase by more than 30 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

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