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Brexit Refugees Heading to Amsterdam Raise Local Housing Concern

  • Dutch capital has only about 3,000 houses for sale or rent
  • EMA people expected to spread across greater Amsterdam area
Traditional Dutch residential properties sit on a street as houseboats sit on the canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Seven years after a global financial crisis was sparked by lax lending rules, the Netherlands is the last country in western Europe where homebuyers can borrow as much as 103 percent of the purchase price -- enough to cover a slice of the transaction costs as well.
Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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If Brexit refugees moving to Amsterdam from London have their sights set on owning one of the city’s famed canal-facing houses, they’re in for a disappointment.