First-time buyers dominate the current housing market

In the first quarter of this year, buyers between the ages of 18 and 35 determined the housing market. This age group was the buying party in just over 60 percent of the transactions. According to the figures, this age group mostly bought houses with values exceeding 400 000 euros. 


The reduction of the transfer tax seems to play an important role. First-time buyers no longer have to pay transfer tax, in order to encourage potential first-time buyers. 40 percent of young home buyers who make use of the transfer tax exemption are transferees. 


The idea behind this arrangement is that you can use it once. It is expected that the number of starters that use will be forthcoming.


Source: BNR

May 5, 2021

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Number of new-build houses decreased after years of increase

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reports that 69,332 new-build homes were completed last year. This is less than in 2019, when 71,500 new-build homes were built.


The number of new-build homes has not increased for the first time since 2015. In 2014, the number was still around 45,000 homes. "We do not know exactly whether the decrease is due to the nitrogen and PFAS problem or whether there were simply fewer building plans," says Peter Hein van Mulligen of CBS. "It can be anywhere, it is slightly less than in 2019 but still more than the years before."


Despite the fact that the housing shortage has not yet been resolved, an additional 845,000 homes must be added in the longer term in the next 10 years.


Source: NOS

January 28, 2020

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Solar park Eelde provides more energy

In 2020, the solar park at Groningen Airport Eelde generated more energy than expected. 6,600 homes are supplied with green electricity instead of the expected 6,200 households. This is due to the clear spring weather and the many hours of sunshine over the past year.


It is the first solar park in the world to be constructed between an active take-off, taxiway and the apron. According to the airport manager, it is fantastic that in this way the central area has a dual function. It is also beyond expectations.


Several airports and organizations are interested in the sustainability project. There is an increasing demand for making locations more sustainable.



January 29, 2021

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Different valuation rules for Vereniging Eigen Huis

Valuation report

From next year, homeowners who want to take out or change a mortgage will be obliged to have a traditional appraisal report made. The Dutch Bank is now being driven by an exception to the new European guideline. According to Vereniging Eigen Huis, it costs a lot of time and money but does not yield anything extra.

From June 2021, a traditional valuation report must be drawn up when someone wants to take out a mortgage. The report costs 400 to 500 euros, while at the moment a model valuation of a few tens is often enough. From 2022, this will also apply to homeowners who want to change their current mortgage, for example for a renovation.

Source: RTL Z

August 24, 2020

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Holidays in times of Corona

For many people, the holiday fell into the water because of the coronavirus. Still, the need to go out for a while remains. What can or can't be done?

For many Dutch people, a holiday in their own country is a good option. A survey by shows that many Dutch holidaymakers see Limburg as an excellent alternative to Spain or France. Of the 1,200 people surveyed, 44 percent said that they organize their holidays in their own country. Of the 44 percent, 16 percent choose Limburg. This puts Limburg in second place after the province of Zeeland (17 percent). In general, women tend to opt for the coast and men for the province of Limburg. 

Due to the corona crisis, many parks and campsites closed their doors. From 1 July, the sanitary facilities will be open again. This means that campsites and holiday parks can reopen. 


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iQ Makelaars policy regarding the Corona-virus

Because housing is an important need and we do not want to let you down in these turbulent times, our real estate agents will remain as active as possible for you during the Corona circumstances.

General meetings

In personal contact we will keep a distance of 1,5 meters minimum. We also like to greet you in another way than shaking ones' hand. Further, the precausions as advised by the RIVM will be taken into account:

Only employees of iQ Makelaars who are feeling 100% well will be working, in line with the advice from the RIVM. If you do not feel 100% well, we kindly ask you to not schedule an appointment in which you will be present physically. Of course we welcome you to contact us by e-mail or telephone. 

Our employees will work from home where possible, therefore why we might be less reachable than you are accustomed to. 

Selling a house

To ensure that your schedule will not be delayed, we will remain active in giving advice regarding value determination and selling. Are you considering to put your house up for sale, our real estate agents will still visit you. It is, after all, necessary for us to see the house to give you the best advice. We can have a personal conversation while still remaining the needed distance. 


Viewings will be held with as little people at the same time as possible, preferably only the possible buyer(s). If you feel only slightly feverish, we kindly ask you to cancel the physical viewing. 

When you prefer a video viewing, this will be facilitated by Facetime, WhatsApp or Skype. You can trust that the present iQ Makelaars employee will fully and sincerely inform you about the "look and feel" of the house.

Planned deliveries

Appointments with the notary will take place as usual. We do not expect any changes in this, if so we will inform you.

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