Number of negative equity homeowners hardly rising
At the start of 2014, 1.5 million households in the Netherlands had an own home that was worth less than the outstanding fiscal mortgage on it. This is around the same number as in 2013.
Disposable household income falls again
Real disposable income of Dutch households was 1.1 percent lower in 2013 than in 2012. The decrease was smaller than in 2012, when disposable income fell by 2.2 percent. The decrease in 2013 was...
Large increase in underwater mortgages
Over 1.4 million Dutch households had a fiscal mortgage debt that exceeded the value of their own home on 1 January 2013. One year earlier this was true for 1.1 million households.
More than one million households have 'underwater' mortgages
Early 2011, 4.2 million households in the Netherlands owned the homes they lived in. In more than one million cases, the value of the house was below the mortgage debt level. Since 2008, the...
Dutch homes worth twice as much as total mortgage debt
The overall mortgage debt in the Netherlands amounted to nearly 670 billion euro at the end of 2011. At 111 percent of the gross domestic product, it is the highest mortgage debt in the eurozone. On...
Disposable household income further down
The disposable household income has dropped for the fourth year in a row. Adjusted for inflation, the disposable household income dropped 0.4 percent in 2011, the same as in 2010 and this was largely...
More than 12 billion euro left in legacies
People who died in the Netherlands in 2008 left a total of more than 12 billion euro in legacies. This is the equivalent of an average 110 thousand euro per legacy.