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Free Expat Housing Seminar

Nov 15, 2012
Restaurant Heat, Arnold Schönberglaan 9, 1082 MJ

Home ownership pays off
Buying a house can be a complex process, especially if you’re doing it for the first time and in a foreign country. A different country comes with different customs, laws and regulations, and having to cope with a foreign language can make things even more daunting. On November 15, four experts will guide you through the process of buying a property so you can make a decision about owning your own home.

In addition to the initial difficulty in finding the home of your dreams: the maze of legal work, negotiations, dealing with surveyors and notaries, and worrying about the deal falling through would be enough to make anyone's hair stand on end. Fortunately, good advice is available to help you to make your home-buying experience as easy and problem-free as possible.

Expat Mortgages, Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency, Koppel Tax Consultants and Buma/Algera Civil Law notaries are organising the expat housing seminar which will take place on Thursday November 15 at restaurant HEAT (Arnold Schönberglaan 9, Amsterdam).

Note that even though this is a free event, the number of attendees is limited to 40. To register, please visit

6.30pm - Welcome drink and snacks

› 7pm - Expat Mortgages will explain the rules of borrowing, the monthly costs and what you can buy.

› 7.15pm - Estate agent Mie-Lan Kok will talk about how the house hunting process in the Netherlands works and why hiring an estate agent can save you money.

› 7.30pm - Notary (a sort of lawyer specialised in family law) Bert Buma will explain the legal aspects of buying a home in the Netherlands.

› 7.45pm - Tax consultant Nico Koppel will illustrate the fiscal advantages of buying your own home and the implications of the 30% ruling.

› 8pm - General forum and Q&A session with the four experts

› 8.15pm - Informal Q&A session

› Expat Mortgages | Henk Jansen
› Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency | Mie-Lan Kok
› Koppel Tax Consultants | Nico Koppel
› Buma Algera Civil Law Notaries | Bert Buma