BLOG: To rent or to buy?

Renting a property will usually seem to be the logical start when getting to know the ins-and-outs of living in The Netherlands and more specific in finding your way in a city like Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht or any other area of your preference. Renting is quite an easy, convenient and flexible option when arriving as an expatriate in this peculiar tiny country behind its sea dunes and polder dikes…. You can take some time to explore several areas and decide where you would like to live for a longer period of time. Renting is a fairly costly afair though, especially when being limited to choose from the most expensive part of the rental market.

If you are either planning to stay in The Netherlands for a couple of years or seeing opportunities by developing a real estate portfolio, a serious option may be to buy a property.

In this economic climate, you’ll find out there isa good choice of properties for sale, you’ll have significant tax incentives and be able to enjoy long-term benefits when owning your own home. On top of that, the interest is at a historic low…

Monthly payments for your mortgage can be significantly lower than rental payments for a similar property, especially if you take into account the Dutch mortgage tax relief. Generally there are no limitations to foreigners owning property in the country. Looking at the longer term, the Dutch housing market is expected to continue to strengthen over the coming years, thanks to expected continuation of low interest rates, increased consumer confidence, and improving economic conditions.


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One thought on “BLOG: To rent or to buy?

  1. Dear Sir/madam
    As a foreinger,can I buy house in Holans pls.?
    If yes, what are the terms and conditions.
    Best regards

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