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In the third quarter of 2022, the number of new homes sold fell significantly compared to the same period in 2021. This marked the biggest drop since 2015, with a total of 5,000 new homes sold. That is 33.9% less than the previous year.
The sale of existing homes fell by 6.4% in the third quarter of 2022, according to recent figures from Statistics Netherlands and Kadaster. This is a smaller percentage than in the second quarter, when sales were 10.2% lower than a year earlier. In total, 9.9% fewer homes were sold. This trend - fewer sales than the year before - has now been registered for six quarters in a row.
New-build prices increased on average by 13.7% compared to the previous year and reached an average sales price of 474,000 euros. This is lower than the previous quarter, when it exceeded 500,000 euros for the first time. The price of an existing owner-occupied home increased by an average of 11.9%.