IMF doubts own Dutch housing figures

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Saturday that its heavily-criticised comments on the Dutch housing market may not be based on correct facts.

‘The exact figures need to be taken with a pinch of salt,’ the report’s main author Roberto Cardarelli told the NRC on Saturday.
Earlier this month, real estate agents, academics, bankers and politicians reacted furiously at IMF claims that Dutch house prices were 30% over-valued, saying the organisation had not taken a number of factors, such as the 100% mortgage tax relief, into account.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation