**Dutch home sellers reduce prices **
Never before have so many Dutch home sellers reduced the asking prices of their homes as they did last year. Houses also are remaining on the market much longer. By the end of 2008, the average home sold brought in 233,000 euros. Down 5 percent from 246,000, the figure at the end of 2007.
Netherlands Population: 16,423,431. Area: 41,528 sq km. Density (Pop per km²): 395. Average house price €233,000
Ireland Population: 4,147,901. Area: 70,273 sq km. Density (Pop per km²): 59. Average house price €267,000
The Netherlands 6.7 times more densley populated than Ireland.
for all statistics with regards to construction housing etc, in english :
cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bou … efault.htm
all data for everybody to see
maybe a project for the next government here to make this data available to the irish public
anyway a quick browse with regars to how much has been built there in recent years :
amount of habitable dwellings
in 1995 : 6276045
2008 : 7064003
so 787958 dwellings have been added in the last 13 years, for a populaton of 15million+ … go compare
And of course, they’re not making any more of it… Oh wait, this is Holland right…