Dynamic Credit Dutch Housing Market Update Q3 2021Dynamic Credit Dutch Housing Market Update Q3 2021

Dynamic Credit Dutch Housing Market Update Q3 2021

Jasper Koops - Head of Portfolio ManagementJasper Koops29 October 2021 at 14:45

Dutch mortgage spreads bottom out, and are expected to rise as mortgage rates increase again.

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Dutch mortgage spreads have been under pressure due to increasing swap rates, but are beginning to recover as mortgage rates are increasing. Expectations for the Dutch mortgage market in the medium to long-term are favorable, and it remains an interesting asset class with attractive returns.

Making mortgage portfolios more sustainable

We outline a scenario in which a mortgage portfolio can achieve the 50% emission reduction outlined in the 2019 Dutch Climate Agreement. We propose a mix of three passive and three active reductive measures, specifying an approximate reduction in percentages for each following analysis. The proposed measures give insight into how the climate goals for 2030 could be achieved.

House prices reaching new highs, again

The Dutch House Price Index shows no signs of slowing down. Following the record-breaking Q2-2021 (13% YoY increase), the 2021-Q3 YoY increase measured 17.5%, the largest increase in 20 years.

A take on housing market reforms

While the formation of the Dutch government is ongoing, the DNB presented their views on which elements should be included in a comprehensive plan for the housing market. However, we do not expect significant changes other than an increase of the pace of implementation of the already planned reduction of interest rate deductibility and potentially the abolishment of tax-free gifts, as hardly any political party proposed stringent housing measures in their party programs.

Consumer confidence slightly down

After a steep increase in the previous quarter, consumer confidence has dropped slightly in the third quarter. Most notably, the number of people expecting further house price increases, rose from 69% last quarter to 74% now.

Energy poverty in the Netherlands

Although gas prices have been increasing throughout the year, the increase was especially large in September with major consequences for consumers and businesses. Many countries already announced measures to support these parties financially. In the Netherlands, measures have been announced to reduce the burden on consumers, as a large group faces energy poverty.

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Jasper Koops - Head of Portfolio Management
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