Major increase in house prices
The prices of non-new build homes rose by 4.5 percent in February, compared to a year earlier.20 March 2008
VOORBURG – The prices of non-new build homes rose by 4.5 percent in February, compared to a year earlier.
The price increase was the largest of the past six months, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Thursday.
Prices rose 4 percent in January, compared to the same period last year. Apartments showed the highest price increase in February – 6 percent. The smallest increase was in the price of terraced houses, which only showed a 3.6 percent increase.
The number of sales of homes rose as well. In February, 15,000 homes (non-new build) changed hands, 4 percent more than in February 2007.
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