You have come to the Netherlands and (eventually) decide to buy a property. You find a place you like. A place you can afford. Well on your way into the buying process, it appears that you will be owning the apartment, but not the ground on which it stands. This will cost you a € […]
About 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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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 […]
Fifty people showing up to see a house, knockout offers that takes a property of the market within a few hours, offers 20% above asking price: the housing market has turned from a buyer’s into a seller’s market within a year, which leaves the market in control of the sellers and the real estate agents.
Bidding and overbidding together with 20 other people has become a common practice in popular cities such as Haarlem. This sometimes leads to panic situations. People might even leave the voorbehoud van financiering.
For years now it’s good custom (especially in the bigger cities) to have a tenant pay a fee equaling one-month rent. Even when this person has found his way to this new home all by himself, via internet. This has come to an end a few months ago.
Existing houses for sale were 3.8 percent more expensive in November this year than a year ago. This is the biggest rise on an annual basis in 7,5 years, according to the CBS (Centraal Bureau voor de statistiek) and the Kadaster.
Are you planning on buying a house in the Netherlands? For a while now house buyers can benefit from very low interest rates.
Over the past few months the sales market for properties has gone up tremendously. This has a direct effect on the rental market. Many of the houses that are now being sold, were rented out in the past couple of years because owners were not able to sell. Less houses are now left on the […]