Vesteda’s Housing Market Indicator increases to 7.3
For the third quarter of 2021 market conditions for residential investors in the Netherlands are valued with a 7.3. This is an increase of 0.1 compared to the first quarter of 2021. The Housing Market Indicator (HMI) clearly shows that the current situation on the housing market has several sides. The small increase compared to six months ago is mainly caused by economic factors: higher GDP growth, higher inflation (2.7%) and a low unemployment rate of 3.2%. The score is also influenced by a sharp increase in house prices.
Affordability and availability under pressure
At the same time, we see that the affordability of housing is under pressure and that there is less and less choice for consumers in the housing market. In the field of sustainability, investors are performing well, but there has been an increase in CO2 emissions of all households in the Netherlands compared to last year.
Housing Market Indicator
As an objective indicator of the current market situation we developed the Housing Market Indicator (HMI). This tool provides a quick but thorough overview of the Dutch housing market from a residential investors perspective. The HMI will be updated twice a year.
Please contact Erwin Evers if you have any questions or comments concerning the Housing Market Watch.