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Is it a good time to buy now?
 The answer depends on what you’re looking for. If you buy to speculate, buy-to-let mortgages, costs, return on investment and market conditions come into play. Since most of you are buying a... Read more
The difference between a bank and a mortgage broker
When you are thinking of buying a home it’s always a good idea to find out more about your budget and what kind of mortgage fits your needs. Knowing what you can spend will help you in your search... Read more
What is a winning bid?
In short, the winning bid is the bid that is most appealing to the seller and offers them the right mix of financial and secondary terms and the security that you are serious and will move forward... Read more
What is a VVE?
Whenever you buy an apartment that is part of an apartment block or building, it is almost certain that it’s part of a VVE, also called the home owner’s association. It is also possible to have a... Read more
Can I let my home after i’ve bought it?
We get this question quite often and we do understand. If you’re an international and you’re looking to buy, who knows what the future will bring. You might find a new job in a different country,... Read more
Help! I Lost My Pet in The Netherlands. What Can I Do?
The story of how we lost and found Mika, our tomcat and amateur Houdini impersonator.  We can easily agree with our clients who are fellow pet parents that our homes would not be complete without... Read more
Furnishing an apartment on a low budget
Moving into an unfurnished apartment might seemingly present more of a challenge, especially when relocating to a new country, but there are many reasons why it might be the right choice. Why choose... Read more
5 Tips for how to have a green thumb - even when you really don’t
Look at your life today, your daily routine - I’m guessing it looks very different than it did 3 months ago. In times where information, data, and recommendations change on a daily basis, it’s... Read more
How to speak like a local
So you’ve completed your first Duolingo lesson and now know how to tell someone “I am a woman”... but you haven’t had the chance to use that in an actual conversation. We’re here to... Read more
How will COVID-19 affect the Dutch housing market?
COVID-19 is forcing a lot of governments to take extreme measures, including the Netherlands. Though there are promising measures taken it will unmistakably have an effect on the Dutch economy. And... Read more
How to Find a Home in Times Like These
While many businesses and shops are closing their doors in the wake of COVID-19’s rapid spread through Amsterdam, the rental market is still running. What can you expect if you’re currently... Read more
Tenant protection during COVID-19
In the uncertain times we are living in, no one should be left without a home. Sientje van Veldhoven the minister of Environment and Housing couldn’t agree more, “No one should end up on the... Read more
Why we love living in the Netherlands
When we think about why we love it in the Netherlands under normal circumstances, picturesque cobblestone streets, fried snacks, and carefree living would normally be at the top of the list. However,... Read more
Gezelligheid boosters to fend off cabin fever
With social distancing in full force, most of us are working from home and hardly leaving our apartments. The feel of our interior spaces is more important than ever, as we’re spending all day... Read more
Keeping up to date with COVID-19 as an international
Not speaking a country’s first language can make it difficult to find reliable news sources. Thankfully, Dutch people speak better English than most native speakers, and have several news outlets... Read more
Top 5 tips on buying a home in NL.
Buying a home is a big deal for a lot of people. Here are our top 5 tips on buying a home in the NetherlandsTalk money first. Before you begin, find out what you can borrow and what the nuances are... Read more
3 reasons why you should and shouldn't buy a home now
If I could tell you with a 100% certainty that buying a home today is a guaranteed success that will make you a profit at any time in the future, I wouldn’t be here. I I knew for sure when things... Read more
3 things we needed to start helping Expats buy a home
Over the last year many of the clients we successfully helped with finding a rental home, have reached out to us with the request to assist them in purchasing a home. With the current housing market,... Read more
How to register with the municipality in Eindhoven
If you are reading this, it is likely that you are planning to stay in Eindhoven for more than 4 months. If that is the case, then it is important that you register with the... Read more
Cycling tips to live by
After living in this charming city for over 1 year now and biking with the best of them, I’d like to think of myself as an adequate cyclist. I’m not saying I could bike better... Read more
Everybody deserves a home
Helping expats find a home and feel at home in Amsterdam is what we do, and what makes our work challenging, fun and most of all rewarding. It’s often the first time our clients are moving to... Read more
10 things you should know about renting in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a wonderful place to live. Whether it’s a beautiful 17th century canal house or a Jordaan apartment with a cute balcony and fear-inducing stairs, there are certain regulations and... Read more
Why expat housing has nothing to do with real estate
The answer to my questions was confirmed by helping expats the last two years: finding a home for an expat has nothing to do with real estate. Here are 4 reasons why:
1. They are looking for a new... Read more
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