The prices of existing owner-occupied homes rose in all provinces last quarter by at least 10 percent.

That has not happened since the last quarter of 2000. Measured across the Netherlands, the average increase in the second quarter was 13 percent, according to data from statistics agency CBS.

In Flevoland, the prices of existing owner-occupied homes rose the fastest (16.8 percent).

In Limburg, the increase was limited to 11.7 percent, putting the province at the bottom of the ranking.

Prices rose in all provinces and for all types of housing.

Semi-detached houses and detached houses increased in value by 13.5 percent.

The prices of corner houses, terraced houses and apartments also rose by more than 10 percent.

The housing market has been overheated for quite some time.

Because many people want to buy a home, but few are offered, overbidding is the order of the day.

Earlier this month, data from real estate association NVM showed that houses are sold on average 8.2 percent above the asking price.

It also became clear that people looking for a terraced house can only find one suitable house on average.

Last quarter, 52,787 existing owner-occupied homes changed hands, 3.9 percent less than in the same period last year. Compared to the first quarter of this year, the number of transactions is even 20.8 percent smaller. Fewer homes were purchased in all provinces, with the exception of Limburg.