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3 tips how to buy a house on the Dutch housing market

30 april 2020

If there is one thing that trends in the Dutch housing market show, it is that prices are still on the rise. We would like to share three valuable tips with you that not only help you in finding a house, but also in finding ways to benefit from the current situation on the housing market.

Tip #1: Widen your search

We’ve told this before, but it bears repeating. One of the biggest mistakes that potential buyers make is that they restrict their search too much to the direct vicinity of their work. That sounds smart, but there is one small problem: everyone does this. Our advise is to widen your search: not only look in Eindhoven and Veldhoven, but why not check out the Kempen region as well? A lot of smaller villages surround those bigger cities, allowing you to live in a quiet and (semi-)rural area while benefiting from the top notch Dutch infrastructure and public transportation services.

Tip #2: Benefit from the low mortgage interest rate

Another factor that enables you to buy a house more easily is the low mortgage interest rate, which shows yet more potential to drop even more. Buying a house has never been more profitable!

Tip #3: Be patient

When you look at the current housing market you will notice that the housing offer is limited, especially for starters. Luckily, the Dutch government is doing all it can to reinvigorate the housing market. They have subsidized 1 billion euros for municipalities to construct affordable houses. You will start to see an increase in the housing offer, but it might take a little patience.

We know the Dutch housing market isn’t in the best state right now, but we like to see the silver lining of it all – and we hope you do too! Pit makelaars is nothing if not determined to help everyone find their dream home.