The EHN Blog - Real estate

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

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
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
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
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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