The EHN Blog - Expat
New transfer tax regulations 2021
Are you considering buying a home this year? That’s great news. Especially when you’re younger than 35 years old and you’re buying your first home in the Netherlands. The Dutch government... Read more
Price drops in the private rental sector
2020 was an unprecedented year, filled with social and economical changes, and this is also reflected in the Dutch housing market. The only difference though, is this change might be for the... Read more
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Mary Williams
We are thrilled to highlight Mary Williams, EHN's absolute rockstar of an Operations Officer. More than her title, she is the glue that binds us together, the wind beneath our wings, and the sun that... Read more
What housing market changes will Amsterdam see in 2021?
A new year comes with new opportunities and this year also with new rules and regulations. The Amsterdam housing market is facing a number of changes in 2021. To make it easy for you we have summed... Read more
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Ludo Karelse
With expertise in hospitality, sales, and events, Ludo plays a key role in ensuring that EHN's buying team consistently delivers 5-star customer experiences on a daily basis. Get to know Ludo in the... 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
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 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
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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