2017; some interesting changes on the housing markets.

Housing Market

Every year there are adjustments made in the laws and regulations that may be important to you as a seller, buyer or homeowner. Here is a brief overview of some important changes in 2017.

(As told by lees-meer.)

In 2017 the maximum mortgage value can be up to 101 per cent of the buying price. This was reduced from 102 per cent in 2016 and will be further reduced to 100 per cent by 2018.

From January 2017 homebuyers aged between 18 and 40 years can receive a one-time, tax free contribution up to 100,000 euros. This was increased from € 53,016. This contribution may be spread over three consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019). Please note in the last year, the recipient must be younger than 40 years.

The mortgage tax relief for mortgage holders earning over €67,072 gross will be cut from 50.5% to 50%.

Energy bills are expected to rise by some €56 a year, around half of which is due to tax increases.

The national mortgage guarantee will cover homes valued up to 247.450 euros.

For expats looking at buying a home in The Netherlands we are very happy to refer you to our preferred partners Rabobank and Expat Mortgages for a free consultation.

We also work together with trusted real estate agents in the Haarlem and Haarlemmermeer area.

 

 

Mirjam Boogaart

Mirjam was born and raised in theNetherlands. She started her adventures abroad when she was 21. She was especially drawn to Spanish speaking countries. Mirjam has lived and worked in Spain and Costa Rica for several years. Knowing from experience how rewarding it can be to feel at home in a new country as soon as possible, she is dedicated to making people feel at home in the NL.

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