For the first time in three years, house prices have increased on year basis. Houses were in the first quarter of this year 1.2% more expensive compared to the same period last year. This is what the Dutch Association of Estate Agents NVM announced today. Also in the vicinity of Haarlem, the figures are positive.
In the research study of the NVM, the following places were analysed: Bennebroek, Zandvoort, Bloemendaal, Haarlem, Haarlemmerliede, Heemstede and Velsen.
The study shows that in the first quarter of 2014 in the surroundings of Haarlem 649 houses were sold. 138 more than in the first quarter of 2013. The price development in the Haarlem area increased by 3.95%.
The price of an average sold home during 2013 came the last quarter out at 209,000 euros. The average transaction price in the vicinity of Haarlem is 267,000 euros.
Prices of independent houses decreased on the contrary with 1%. Popular starter houses as intermediate “end-of-terrace house” houses (plus 0.5%), corner houses (plus 2.2%) and apartments (plus 2.9%) became more worth.
The number of sold houses is for the third consecutive quarter in the elevator. The NVM estate agents sold in the first three months of this year 24,360 houses, even 41.5% more than in the first quarter of last year. They estimated that in the overall house market 32,700 houses were sold. NVM chairman, Ger Hukker, relativizes these results in the first quarter of 2013 as -quoted after him – “the absolute low point” in the property sale. Probably caused by the more stringent rules around mortgages.