The number of people who want to move but cannot find a home has doubled since 2015. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported this on Wednesday. Especially young people who still live with their parents and single people under the age of forty have problems finding a home.
In 2015, nearly 3 percent of people indicated that they could not find a home, even though they were looking for another one. In 2021 that was more than 6 percent. This equates to an increase of about 400,000 people in 2015, to nearly 900,000 people in 2021. People who are essentially homeless want to live elsewhere in 2021.
It turned out to be difficult to get around, especially in big cities. In the North Holland and Utrecht, for example, navigation was the hardest. It was much easier in Drenthe, Overijssel and Limburg.
Prices for owner-occupied homes have risen sharply in recent years. Prices rose especially in the second half of last year and the first half of this year. But there has been a slight decline in recent months.
Statistics Netherlands announced on Tuesday that the price of owner-occupied homes fell again slightly in October compared to the previous month. This represents a slight decrease of 0.5 percent compared to September prices.
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