Sponsored feature: Now could be the perfect time to buy a new home

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 February 21 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 make your home-buying experience as easy and problem-free as possible.
Expat Mortgages, Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency, Buma/Algera Civil Law Notaries and Koppel Tax Consultants are organizing the Expat Housing Seminar which will take place on Tuesday February 21, in restaurant HEAT, Arnold Schönberglaan 9, (the Zuidas business park) Amsterdam.
Admission is free however the number of places is limited to 40. To sign up, please visit; http://www.expathousingseminar.nl/. The Expat Housing Seminar will be in English.
The programme:
19.00: Welcome drink and snacks.
19.15: The mortgage expert will outline the rules for borrowing, what you can buy and what the monthly costs will be.
19.30: The estate agent will explain how the house hunting process works in the
Netherlands, about bidding and negotiating and the risks attached to going it alone without expert help.
19.45: The notary, specialized on the highly diverse property market, will explain the legal aspects of buying a home in the Netherlands.
20.00: The tax consultant will illustrate the fiscal advantages to buying your own home and the implications of the 30% ruling.
20.15: General forum and question and answer session with the four experts.
20.30: Informal Q & A session with the four experts.

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