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House prices, 2013

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House prices (excluding new construction) were 6.6 percent lower on average in 2013 than in 2012. House buyers paid an average 213 thousand euros for a house. This was lower than in the previous year for the fifth consecutive year.

House prices one fifth lower in 2013 than in peak year 2008

According to the house price index, prices of existing homes (i.e. excluding new construction) were 6.6 percent lower in 2013 than in 2012. Compared with 2008, when Dutch house prices peaked, prices were nearly 20 percent lower.
Home buyers spent an average 213 thousand euros for a property in 2013. In 2008 this was 255 thousand euros; a 16 percent decrease. This is a smaller decrease than the above-mentioned 20 percent because the average house price does not take into account the different types of dwellings. The average price fell by less than house prices overall because buyers bought more relatively costlier homes in 2013 than in 2008.

Smallest price increase in Zeeland

House prices have fallen in all provinces in the last five years. The decreases were largest in North Brabant, Gelderland and Friesland: all over 21 percent. Zeeland is quite remarkable in this respect: house prices in this province fell by around 12 percent. By comparison, the province with second smallest price decrease was Flevoland, with 17.5 percent.
Just as in previous years, the average price of sold houses was lowest in Groningen and highest in Utrecht. On average, house buyers paid 86 thousand euros more in Utrecht than in Groningen.

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CBS, PBL, RIVM, WUR (2014). House prices, 2013 (indicator 2115, version 05 , 6 October 2014 ). www.environmentaldata.nl. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), The Hague; PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Hague; RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven; and Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen.

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