House prices rise 8.6% in April but fewer homes are sold


House prices in the Netherlands rose 8.6% in April and are now 27% higher than June 2013, when the recovery began, national statistics agency CBS said on Tuesday.

The increase in April is up slightly on March, the CBS said.

At the same time, fewer homes are changing hands. Some 68,000 flats and houses were sold in the first four months of this year, down 6% on the year earlier period.

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