A household with a joint annual income of 35,000 euros or less can hardly buy a house.

Even with an income of up to 60,000 euros, only one in three owner-occupied homes is still affordable, the Land Registry says on the basis of research.

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The Land Registry looked at figures on the housing market in the years 2017 to 2021. This shows that an owner-occupied home is becoming accessible to fewer and fewer people.

"A household with an income below 35,000 euros has hardly any chance of buying a home," according to the researchers.

The situation is worst in the four major cities - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht - because prices are highest there.

But it also becomes more difficult with a higher income.

For example, with an income of up to 60,000 euros, only 37 percent of the homes in the Netherlands are affordable.

That was 65 percent four years ago.

Here too, it is even more paltry in the four major cities.

With an income of up to 60,000 euros, only 21 percent of the home is affordable.

That was 52 percent four years ago.

Because prices are so high, it is increasingly difficult for single people to buy a house.

The Land Registry therefore sees that houses are increasingly being bought by couples.

Starters mainly buy together with someone who already owns a house.

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