9 October 2019
Possibilities with the WOZ value of 2019
Sezer Yilmaz
Managing Director & Financial Specialist

The average WOZ in the Netherlands value increased in 2019 for the fourth year in a row. The average value is € 248.000 per home, as measured per 01-01-2019. The increase is 7,8% more than a year earlier. These numbers are both the highest value and the highest growth ever measured. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on new figures.

The highest increase is in North Holland and South Holland. In North Holland, the average value grew by more than 10% to € 318.000 per home, the highest average value of all provinces. In South Holland, the average value increased by almost 11% to € 237.000 per house. The average value in the province of Groningen is the lowest at €166.000.

Value follows the development of purchase prices

The WOZ value supports the development of purchase prices of existing owner-occupied homes with a delay of approximately one year. The cause of delay is the appraisal method: properties are appraised on January 1st against the value of January 1st of the previous year. House prices have been rising since 2014, while the WOZ value shows an increase only from 2015.

We expect to see a similar pattern for growth in the housing market in 2020 — albeit, not as much as in previous years.

Calculation method

In addition to the effect of appraisals from a year earlier, the development of the WOZ value includes all homes, including rental houses and unsold owner-occupied dwellings. Moreover, the availability of dwellings is changing due to new construction and demolition, which generally has an increasing effect on the development of the WOZ value.

Possibilities: Refinance

The outcome of homes increasing in value is that property taxes rise as well. Another outcome is that you could refinance or renegotiate with your bank about the mortgage rate. Contact us to learn more about the options and how we can assist you to pay less on your current mortgage.