Saturday 17 August 2019

Gap widens between cheapest and most expensive places to buy a home

Nowhere is a home cheaper than in Delfzijl. Photo: Gouwenaar via Wikimedia Commons

The gap between the cheapest and most expensive places in the Netherlands to buy a home has never been so wide, according to new calculations by national statistics office CBS and the land registry service Kadaster.

The average price of a home in Blaricum, near Hilversum, was over €900,000 – 6.3 times the average cost of a home in the Groningen town of Delfzijl (€142,000).

The €750,000 difference between the cheapest and most expensive places to buy is partly due to the different sorts of housing on offer. The top five – Blaricum, Laren, Bloemendaal, Wassenaar and Heemstede – have far more large detached homes than Delfzijl and the other cheaper local authorities, the CBS points out.

Three other Groningen towns – De Marne, Pekela and Oldambt – and Den Helder in Noord Holland complete the list of cheapest places to buy a home.

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