Almost two months ago the Dutch government decided on the 'intelligent lockdown' to deal with the corona virus. Despite this, the housing market figures for the first quarter of 2020 still show increases in both rentals and purchase prices. However, the number of purchase transactions fell. In March, in particular, there were significantly fewer transactions. In all probability, this decrease is a consequence of the uncertainties associated with the corona crisis. For more on this and other topics see the FRIS Quarterly Update 2020 Q1. Now online, the Update can be downloaded from our website. This edition of the Quarterly Update compares first quarter 2020 figures with those of the first quarter 2019. And in this article, we zoom in on the third month of the 2020 first quarter; the month in which the 'intelligent lockdown' - and the uncertainty in the market - started.