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Everything you need to know about buying and renting a home in the Netherlands as an expat

We’re launching a new Academy!
Introducing the Expat Homebuyers AcademyAt Expat Housing Network we believe everyone deserves to feel at home. That’s our purpose and the reason why we help internationals with finding their dream... Read more
EHN Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2021
Who is going to help us?The newly formed ‘het kabinet’(Dutch cabinet) has taken the state of the 2022 housing market into account. To this effect, Hugo de Jonge has been appointed as the Minister... Read more
The Dutch housing market is becoming less inclusive
This is due to the rising house prices and the growing cost difference between buying and renting a house in the private sector.It is an old example out of economics classes: give two people with the... Read more
House prices to increase in 2021
On Thursday, the 10th of December, the Rabobank announced that they expect house prices to continue to rise in 2021 despite the corona crisis. They previously predicted a price drop but are coming... Read more
Couples can borrow more next year
The government wants double-income households to be able to take out a higher mortgage - second income counts more heavily, study debt is less.The sitting office is working on a bill that will expand... Read more
Transfer tax amendment
The new law that would exempt first time home buyers younger than 35 years old as per 2021 most likely will have an additional criteria added to it. Yesterday (November 12) The Dutch house of... Read more
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
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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