A guide to buying a house in the Netherlands
If you’re planning on buying a house in the Netherlands and it seems like a challenge as an expat, don’t worry! Buying a home in the Netherlands doesn’t have to be complicated! There are, however, a few things you need to be aware of; here are a few tips from ABN AMRO on buying a house in the Netherlands.
Buying or renting in the Netherlands?
As an expat, you have the option of buying a house in the Netherlands. Buying a house has its advantages compared to renting, but it has some downsides as well. Buying a house could be a great investment, however, you are also responsible for your home’s maintenance. Take a look at all the pros and cons of buying versus renting.
A step-by-step guide to buying a house
From websites to estate agents, there are many different ways to find your dream Dutch home. It is generally a good idea to get an estate agent involved when buying a house in the Netherlands.
As soon as you have found one or several properties that you like, the next step is to make an appointment for a viewing. Check out ABN AMRO’s top 10 house viewing tips. Found your dream home? Perhaps you want to put in an offer and start negotiating.
Another important step is arranging a mortgage. Getting good mortgage advice is very important, as buying a home is a big purchase. Check out the full step-by-step guide to buying a house in the Netherlands.
Curious about your possible monthly mortgage payments? Find out the answer within two minutes by using this handy mortgage calculator! Simply answer some questions according to your situation, and you will know how much (roughly) you will need to pay per month. The calculator can also be useful if you already have a house in mind!
Free online events for expats
You can find a lot of information on the ABN AMRO website, but you can also sign up for a number of online events to find out more about the home-buying process. Register for free for the “Buying a house” event and check the calendar to see all their upcoming online events for expats. At these online events, experts will tell you everything you need to know about buying a home in the Netherlands!