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Wohnungsmarktmonitor - Longer low interest rates: forecast raised
It'?s a big rental town. Pricing is increasing rapidly and is at least nominally above pre-crisis levels again. After adjustment for inflation, however, the domestic mean is still 13% below this figure. Residential distress is one of the reasons for the unrelenting increase. While the number of objects up for sale is declining, new buildings are still in scarce demand.
Because of the absence of new building activities, the residential portfolio lags behind the number of private homes. Residential building in the Netherlands is responding slowly to market demands. In order to speed up the building process, the authorities, together with construction-specific political groups, have agreed on a National Building Programme as a first stage in solving this problem.
Sinking transaction volumes in used residential construction are a further sign of the urgent need for further measures. That is depressing the mood on the residential property markets. This is still good, but less dynamic than before - partly because of the prospects of interest rates soaring. We have even reduced our interest forecasts given the range of frustrating global macroeconomic figures, the fresh doubt about Italy and the increasing threats of the commercial crisis.
As a result of this adaptation, coupled with the rise in available income and the limited availability of homes, we have raised our forecast from 8% to 8. Should the global threat materialize, the residential property markets could be negatively affected. Apartment transaction rates are declining. We have learned from experience that transaction often precedes pricing.
House sales in almost all of the provinces were lower in the first three months than in the prior-year period. Buying is falling, both because the backlog following the economic downturn is waning and because residential property supplies are sinking. Because of the contractually agreed offer, purchasers have less choices and must make additional efforts to find a home.
Part of the rationale behind the contract offer is that purchasers will have to delay before offering their house for purchase. In addition, in today's growing markets, the longer you wait, the higher the prize you are likely to receive. Buildings that come onto the open markets quickly find a new homeowners. During the first three months, the properties that had been resold by members of the Dutch Association of Real Estate Agents (NVM) were on the Dutch property markets for only 56 trading sessions.
This type of property also attracts a great deal of interest from potential buyers, who are less reliant on debt finance and can therefore make quicker decisions. Price for new buildings is soaring. This is even more than in the used vehicle sector, where price rose by around 10% (based on NVM figures). Approximately 80,000 new houses have to be constructed every year to cover the need for living space.
By 2020, the divide between the number of homes and the size of the existing portfolio is projected to widen. Recognising the issue, the authorities are trying to tackle the lack of accommodation together with construction-related political groups. For this purpose, they have recently subscribed to the National Programme for Building Houses, in which they set out their common aspirations for the rental sector, both in narrowing bottlenecks and in safeguarding the living conditions and livelihood.
You can demand the maximum rate and do not need to make many compromises. According to figures from haizenzoeker. nl, the mean offer value for a second-hand house in June was EUR 377,000, 12% more than a year ago. However, these higher bidders do not scare off purchasers. Quite the opposite, in about half of the cases the buyer offers the offer or more.
Consequently, according to the NVM, the gap between the offer prize and the real deal value has fallen to 0,7 per cent. Altogether the house values rise rapidly. By May, these were 8. It is remarkable that all prize sectors share more or less in equal parts in the enthusiasm, whereby also the upscale residential construction registers a sharp increase in selling costs.
It is interesting to note that the different model year prizes are also coordinated. In the past, historic buildings from before the Second Word war showed the sharpest rises in costs. From our point of views, this postponement of pricing trends by year of manufacture is not attributable to a changed preference of purchasers. Rather, it is a signal that rises in historic, mostly central, house rates have led to purchasers being forced to buy more affordably -priced, later-built apartments in the outskirts.
The Pararius letting website reported that the increase in leases in the costly sector is slowing because only a few lessees can pay the high leases. Meanwhile, at least in nominal value, domestic averages are back above pre-crisis records. There, price levels are now 10% higher than in 2008. Flevoland, which benefits from pollution from Amsterdam, has seen a return to its old price levels.
This strong rise poses the issue of whether house values have not increased too much. Meaning, for example, that house rental revenue or the house rental relationship indicate that rental rates are relatively high. A recent IMF survey confirmed that inflation is now slightly above the long-term balance-point. Moreover, the IMF has warned that discrepancies between the present inflation rate and the projected balance can be maintained over an extended horizon, so that a revision is not impending.
The CPB, in a recent review, acknowledged that the subprime crisis was causing a stir, but added that there were no signs of a subprime crisis given the limited availability of homes and low interest rates on mortgages. The CPB also notes that any further adjustment in prices will have less impact than in the past due to lower loan-to-value ratios, the limitation of interest on mortgages to annual annuities and the greater bias towards long fixed-interest terms.
Our support for these analysis also comes from the continued strong pace of real estate spending and from the belief that the federal administration is sticking to its existing real estate policies. However, we assume that the upturn in house price dynamics will weaken next year. The mood on the residential property markets is one of the reasons for this anticipation.
Dwindling confidence has to do with the restricted availability of apartments. Wannabe shoppers are restricted in their possibilities and have to be satisfied with less than their ideal home. A further contributing element is the increasing outlook for higher interest rates. It will not buy any more debts after December to raise its security portfolios.
The ECB can expect an interest hike from January 2019, although ECB Chairman Draghi has indicated that no steps are expected by the end of the summer. We have therefore lowered our interest rates forecast for this purpose, but also because of the recent unsatisfactory global macroeconomic indicators, the increasing insecurity over Italy and the increasing danger of a commercial conflict.
This interest increase will not have a strong impact on current house owners. Lots have changed their home loans to longer fixed-rate terms, so that their spending will stay the same for the being. In addition, the use of the yield metrics defined by the National Institute for Family Finance Information (Nibud) will ensure that higher interest rates are already taken into account in the credit approval procedure.
That means that house owners have an earnings cushion to accommodate any rise in their house costs in the near-term. After all, many will also have higher earnings if such an increment is made. Initial purchasers are likely to experience more higher interest rates as they will be able to take out fewer loans on the basis of their earnings.
It was this perspective that led the House of Representatives to ask the CPB to investigate the implications of a loosening of redemption terms. CPB came to the conclusion that such a move would result in significantly lower fiscal revenue and further distortions of the real estate markets. Increased interest rates will probably also curb investors' interest in the residential property markets.
You will turn to alternate investments so that your proportion of house buying decreases. Over the past ten years, their proportion of the house transactions portfolio has risen to 10%. Investors' interest in the fund also boosted the strong rise in prices in recent years. New interest rates for mortgage loans with a shortterm interest fixer?
An interesting issue is to what degree changes in interest rates could affect the selection of fixed-rate mortgages in the near-term. In recent years, there has been a pronounced trend towards long fixed-rate interest rates. However, this may be changed if long-term interest rates increase and short-term interest rates stay low. Accordingto a survey by the Reserve Bank of Italy, the mean maturity of mortgages affects the pace at which monetar y policies are transferred to the wider world.
Referring to the large variations in domestic preference for interest rates, the report concluded that the effects of policies can differ widely from state to state. Some of the discrepancies are due to offer determinants. Areas in which banking is highly dependent on wholesaler financing (e.g. through the issue of long-term debt securities ) tend to have longer fixed-interest horizons.
However, according to the researcher, demander influences domestic preference for certain interest rates. Its most important determining factor is the spread between long and short-term interest rates. As the gap increases, so does the need for shorter fixed-rate horizons. Moreover, borrower sometimes see a shorter interest fix interval as an alternate way of providing jobless shelter.
After all, a slowdown in the economy and increasing joblessness generally lead to a decline in short-term interest rates. As a result, short-term interest rates are more attractive in those economies with a poor welfare system. After all, finance competence is a factor in the selection between shorter and longer timeframes. Finance savvy borrower who are conscious of the premiums they are paying for long interest rates have a pronounced predilection for shorter maturities.
Although the lower level of transactions is reflected in the number of expanded Mortgages, new lending for Hypothekenbank continues to grow. In addition to the ongoing rise in prices, this also has to do with debt rescheduling. However, there has been less strong expansion in new business. During the twelve-month period to May 2017, new lending for residential property increased by a combined EUR 21 billion.
Statistic Netherlands (CBS) has re-calibrated its methodology for the calculation of the amount of mortgages due and now also takes into account intra-family loans. Statistics Netherlands reports that the amount of financing due in the first three months amounted to EUR 698 billion, EUR 9 billion more than in the previous year, a slight rise in comparison with the expansion of new lending.
In comparison with house values, the rise in the amount of the mortgages is extremly mild. Indicating that the recent house rate hike is not being pushed by credit. Mortgages are also growing at a very low rate relative to GNP as well. Relative to gross domestic product, the amount of mortgages dropped from 96% of gross domestic product in the first three months of 2017 to 94% in the first three months of 2018.
However, this is still high by comparison with other countries. DNB figures indicate that home purchasers are not taking more risks than before. The number of persons threatened by adverse capital flows is declining constantly as a result of continuing inflation. The Dutch Homeownership Guarantee fund (WEW), the funds behind the National Mortgage Guarantee (NHG), reported receivables of EUR 5.3 million in the first three months, 69% less than in the previous year.
There are two preconditions for eligibility: prospective expenditure must not be higher than actual expenditure and the interest must be set for at least twenty years. This amendment is intended to make it simpler for older persons to move to another (smaller) house and thus enhance portability on the residential property markets.