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2023 Changes in the transfer tax NL

2023 Changes in the transfer tax NL

In 2023, there will be changes in the taxes for purchase a house, called transfer tax. We have further highlighted these changes for you in this article. 1. Increase general transfer tax rate In recent years, homes have been sold more often to investors instead of...

Is it a good time to buy a house ?

Rising mortgage rates, falling house prices and high costs of renting. So what is wise to do now?  I have done research for you based on the latest developments in the housing market and current interest rate levels in the Netherlands, For a good comparison, I went...

Prince’s Day key points housing market 2023

Prince’s Day key points housing market 2023

Every year on Prince's Day key legal changes are announced. For the housing market, there are a number of changes that will take effect in 2023. The most important are: For home buyer A buyer who moves into the property himself pays only 2% transfer tax. Starters in...

Can I buy a house on a temporary contract?

Can I buy a house on a temporary contract?

Yes. There are several possibilities to get a mortgage with a temporary contact. These possibilities also apply when you are an expat and come to live in the Netherlands. In this article I tell you more about these possibilities.   Mortgage with temporary...

Tips for insuring your property in the Netherlands

Tips for insuring your property in the Netherlands

If you wish to rent out your apartment or home in the Netherlands, there are a few things you need to take into account. There is of course the contract for tenants you need to think about, as well as the amount of rent you wish to ask. However, insurances are right...

Viewing houses during the Corona crisis

Viewing houses during the Corona crisis

Perhaps you are still interested in buying a property in the Netherlands. With the coronavirus this is made a bit more difficult but we notice that most house buyers are certainly not massively withdrawing at the moment. Expats Amsterdam has mortgage and real estate...

Renting out your house in the Netherlands

Renting out your house in the Netherlands

Are you thinking about renting out your house in the Netherlands? With rising rents and housing prices, this can be a great investment for you. And while there used to be a requirement for expats to live in the Netherlands for at least three years, new parties make it...