DNB says house valuations need reform

Netherlands Bank
Rachael King

The Netherlands Bank has called for reform of laws governing the country’s housing market to correct “systematic overvaluation of residential property”.

The DNB said it had carried out research showing that the appraisal value of houses “exceeds the purchase price in almost 60% of cases”. The mean over-valuation was 5.3%, with the median 2.3%, the DNB said.

The central bank rejected several possible explanations for the statistics. “No differences were found for areas with higher and lower

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