Most expensive homes are in Blaricum
Anyone who wants to live in Blaricum will have to put down a tidy sum to buy a house.25 January 2008
HEERLEN – Anyone who wants to live in Blaricum will have to put down a tidy sum to buy a house. The town has the highest average house price in the Netherlands, followed by Laren and Bloemendaal. The lowest house prices are to be found in Delfzijl.
An average home in Blaricum cost EUR 803,400 last year, according to calculations published on Friday by Woningmarktcijfers.nl. That is 12 percent up from a year earlier.
Homebuyers paid EUR 725,000 on average for a home in Laren, where prices rose by almost 25 percent from the previous year. House prices in Bloemendaal barely rose but remained at EUR 716,000 on average.
Houses in Delfzijl, Kerkrade and Pekela were much cheaper. The average house price in these towns was EUR 150,000 in 2007. Reiderland is no longer the town with the cheapest houses, after years of holding this title. Prices there rose by 25 percent to EUR 158,700 on average.
1,250 homes were sold for more than EUR 1 million last year. 1,000 of these were in the Randstad area: 500 in Noord-Holland, 300 in Zuid-Holland and 200 in Utrecht. Of the 120 homes in Blaricum that were sold last year, one in three cost more than EUR 1 million.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]
Subject: Dutch news