Tuesday 15 June 2021

Fewer homes for sale in Amsterdam, Pekela is cheapest place to buy

The number of homes for sale in Amsterdam has nose-dived by 62.8% over the past three years, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

A report by real estate appraiser Calcasa noted there was an average 35% decline in property for sale in the country’s 15 largest cities, topped by Amsterdam and trailed by Tilburg with a 32.3% drop over the three-year period.

Calcasa also noted that the average period for a home to be sold has also fallen back, with 95% being sold within one year in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Utrecht.

Prices in Amsterdam rose the most, gaining 34.7% to an average €383,000 over the three-year period, compared to a countrywide increase of only 15.3% to €262,000.

The most expensive place in the country to buy a house is Bloemendaal, according to new figures from national statistics office CBS. The average price of a home in the leafy coastal town is €650,000.

The cheapest homes were in Pekela in Groningen province, where the average price is just €128,000. The cheapest houses in the country tend to be in the border areas of  Groningen, Friesland and Limburg, the CBS said.

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