Friday, April 26, 2013

The Real Estate Bubble Bursts Netherlands!

The Netherlands saw their housing bubble burst. For years the country's banks have granted mortgages without sufficient guarantees coupled with tax breaks from the government. The German newspaper Der Spiegel highlights the weaknesses of the Dutch economy, rising unemployment, reduced consumption and GDP that was stalled. Der Spiegel believes that these are the consequences of the bursting of the housing bubble in Netherlands. In addition, institutions financed more than 100% of the value of the property and tax breaks could go up to 52% of mortgage interest paid. The chart below are the property price increase:


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