The EHN Blog - Housing

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

Why we still have a long way to go to make everyone feel welcome.
At EHN we believe that everyone deserves to feel at home. No matter where you come from, what you believe in, look like, earn or language you speak. This is something that we strive for every day by... Read more
How NFTs are a potential and powerful solution to drive accessibility and bring back equal opportunities in a quickly derailing housing market
It’s been a long time in the making, but the developments of the last 12 months appear to have increased its momentum; the Dutch housing market is derailing quickly.  With housing prices... Read more
EHN SPOTLIGHT: Amber Paris Montalvo, Digital Marketing Intern
With a passion for storytelling and for creating meaningful connections, we knew immediately that Amber Paris would be an incredible fit with the EHN family. A New York City native, Amber Paris is... Read more
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Nadine Witteveen, Senior Expat Rental Manager
With over 6 years of experience in the international housing and relocation industry, Senior Expat Rental Manager Nadine Witteveen has made an incredible mark in the international community here in... Read more
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Paolo Natali, Senior Expat Rental Manager
With over 5 years at Expat Housing Network, Paolo Natali is EHN’s most experienced team member when it comes to expat rentals in the Netherlands. He’s helped hundreds of newly arrived expats in... 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
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
Home seekers finally have more to choose from in Amsterdam
The Amsterdam housing market is seeing some movement again. For the third consecutive quarter, the housing supply in the capital and its surroundings grew, resulting in more homes being offered for... 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 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
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
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
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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