Cabinet waters down housing reform plans to please opposition
The cabinet has agreed to water down its proposals to kickstart the housing market in return for support from three opposition parties.
House prices stabilise in fourth quarter
House prices stabilised in the fourth quarter of 2012 and more houses were sold, according to Rabobank economists in their latest report on the housing market.
ForSalebyOwner.com founder gives up on own listing, hires real estate broker
Former FSBO CEO sells home the traditional way.
Founder and former CEO of ForSalebyOwner.com, Colby Sambrotto listed his 2,000 square foot New York condominium on his own through online classified ads and FSBO sites, but after six months, he opted to hire New York broker Jesse Buckler who immediately advised a price change as the listing was not attracting the right buyer.
Buying a home to be made cheaper as sales tax is cut
The special tax on house purchases – overdrachtsbelasting or conveyancing tax – is to be reduced from 6% to 2% for a year in an effort to boost the housing market.
Hurry up with right to buy for social housing tenants: VVD
VVD MPs want the government to speed up legislation to allow people living in rent controlled housing to buy their property at a discount, website nu.nl reports.