Buying

'Should I rent or buy a home? ' is one of the most common question expats ask upon arriving in their new home. The answer depends on several factors, including how long you plan to stay in your new country of residence, the current property market and the cost of an expat mortgage.

International mortgages

In Expatica’s article ‘Property in the Netherlands’, an expert in international mortgages states: “One of the major effects of the credit crunch in...

Buying - Essential Articles

23/04/2014 Historically low interest rates: Cheaper to rent or buy?

Historically low interest rates: Cheaper to rent or buy? Historically low interest rates in the Netherlands against a backdrop of high rental prices has turned Dutch real estate in favour of home buyers. [Contributed by Expat Mortgages]

08/10/2013 Buying a property in Belgium

"Buying a home in Belgium" Belgium's house prices are relatively low compared to neighbouring countries, but high transaction costs can offset short-term benefits. Here's a guide to buying a house or apartment in Belgium.

26/04/2013 Buying property in Paris

"Buying property in Paris" How to find the right place for you, whether you want to live in an apartment right in the middle of the city or find a home in the suburbs.