Amstelveen

Amsterdam vs. Amstelveen

Amstelveen is a well-known and beloved city because of its convenient location and peaceful atmosphere. Because of its popularity, Amstelveen has become a hotspot for international newcomers to settle. In 2015, 7.5% of all residents in Amstelveen were expats, whereas in Amsterdam only 4% of the community consisted of international inhabitants. But what brings all these people to this area? What exactly does Amstelveen have … Continue reading Amsterdam vs. Amstelveen

keys to a new home

Event: Purchasing in A New Development – International Buyers Special

On Thursday September 5th, a special event for international buyers will take place at real estate firm Eefje Voogd Makelaardij Global City As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities study group. Many of the world’s largest companies are based in Amsterdam. And in … Continue reading Event: Purchasing in A New Development – International Buyers Special

Meijs & Alink

Renting or buying a property in The Greater The Hague Area

We understand that moving abroad brings major challenges and changes for you and your family. Therefore, we would like to assist you, as an MVA Certified Expat Broker specialized in working with Expats from all over the world, in the best way we can. Benedikte Zijlstra, MVA Certified Expat Broker at Meijs & Alink Makelaardij, will tell you all about it. Rental agent or buying … Continue reading Renting or buying a property in The Greater The Hague Area

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Run, Forrest, Run!

The housing market in Holland can be really hectic and slightly overwhelming. The rules and regulations for acquiring real estate might also be different from what you are used to. Els Verpoorten, MVA Certified Expat Broker at Eefje Voogd Makelaardij, will tell you all about it. In her blog below you can read about the current real estate market for expats. How to get around … Continue reading Run, Forrest, Run!

Dos and don’ts when viewing a property

Buying a new property is always exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking, especially if it’s not your home country. You might find you have a lot of questions concerning the way things are done in the Netherlands. Of course, an “aankoopmakelaar” (purchasing agent) can help you out. Jose Bastiaenen-Coenen, MVA Certified Expat Broker, will tell you all about it. House viewing tips You need to ensure you … Continue reading Dos and don’ts when viewing a property

homeowners association

Things you need to know about Homeowners Associations

When buying a home in Amsterdam, it’s very likely that you’ll become a member of a Homeowners Association. The Association of Owners in the Netherlands is responsible for the communal parts of the building like the halls, roof, pipes, walls, stairs, etc. You pay a contribution to the VvE for maintenance, insurance and communal expenses. Remco Panman, MVA Certified Expat Broker, will tell you all … Continue reading Things you need to know about Homeowners Associations

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What you need to know when buying a newly built property in the Netherlands

With the increasing offer of newly built houses in Amsterdam, it can be interesting to know a bit more about the process of buying one. Buying a newly built home is different from buying an existing house. When buying the house, for example, you buy it from the project developer, and the price will be ‘without additional costs payable by the purchaser’. Willem Schilder, MVA … Continue reading What you need to know when buying a newly built property in the Netherlands

Nigtevegt

Buying a house just outside of Amsterdam city limits: a smart move

  There’s no denying the appeal of Amsterdam. A metropolis. By all standards. Immensely popular to reside in, to work there, to live it, and to visit. So far, so good. But what if you want to move there and actually make it your home city – how on earth could you possibly make that happen? Because buying a house in Amsterdam has never been … Continue reading Buying a house just outside of Amsterdam city limits: a smart move

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Hello Amsterdam!

Is Amsterdam the new London or New York? In terms of popularity and rising housing prices, the city can certainly compete with these metropolises. But our capital is a village, of course, when compared to the surface areas of the great global cities. Is it always going to stay that way? Or will Amsterdam, too, become a true metropolis one day? Are you interested in … Continue reading Hello Amsterdam!

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‘Haarlem, pearl of the Randstad’

‘Haarlem, pearl of the Randstad’ Haarlem has been one of the most popular cities in the Randstad for years, with a varied number of shops, the nearby beaches and dunes, and good public transport. Although the market slowed down during the housing crisis, the sharp declines that were visible in other parts of the Netherlands did not occur in Haarlem. In the past few years, … Continue reading ‘Haarlem, pearl of the Randstad’