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The Unbearable Bounty of Brexit

In Amsterdam, an influx of jobs from London is an economic blessing but a housing bummer

After more than three frustrating months looking for a place to live, Laura van Overveld saw a listing for a one-bedroom apartment close to central Amsterdam that seemed promising. Although the price was a bit of a stretch at €285,000, she called the agent to schedule a viewing. The response: Forget it, 90 others were in line ahead of her. “You get the feeling that you’re just searching for nothing,” says Van Overveld, 27, an account manager at

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