The housing market will also perform well in 2021, which means that an average price increase of 5 percent must be taken into account.

The ABN AMRO Economics Bureau writes this on Tuesday.

The think tank only expects a depressing effect of the weak economy on the housing market as soon as higher unemployment starts to show.

According to the ABN AMRO Economics Bureau, the price increases of the past six months will have an effect on the prices of homes in 2021, creating a so-called spillover effect.

In addition, consumer confidence has not yet been badly affected and the advent of vaccines is a reassuring prospect for many.

This is also evident from the monthly Funda Index on Tuesday;

nearly three quarters of buyers and sellers in the housing market want to go ahead with their plans this year.

They do experience pressure to do so in the first half of the year.

The ABN AMRO Economics Bureau, for example, is counting on an increase in unemployment as soon as the government support measures are settled.

The think tank also expects the effect of the low mortgage interest rate to lose momentum.

"Central banks continue to stimulate, but there is little room for a sharp fall in mortgage rates and a further improvement in the affordability of owner-occupied homes," said housing market economist Philip Bokeloh.

As a result, less will be sold and bought in the first place, and only then will it ensure a slower price increase.