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When is a soil test mandatory?

When is a soil test mandatory?

Having exploratory soil testing done may be required in a number of cases. It may also be purely an eligibility requirement. The exact requirements vary by legislative period and also vary by municipality. However, a soil test may be required in the following cases,...

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Is a buying agent mandatory?

Is a buying agent mandatory?

No, a buying agent is never mandatory. Anyone in the Netherlands may simply buy a house without a buying agent. However, it is important to understand that purchasing a home can be a complex process, with many legal, financial and practical aspects to consider. Is a...

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(When) Is a buying agent necessary?

(When) Is a buying agent necessary?

Fair is fair: not everyone needs a buying agent right away for every home they want to buy. Some people are already so savvy and experienced with buying homes that they already know exactly what to look for. Based on experience, that percentage of experienced buyers...

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What does a buying agent look at?

What does a buying agent look at?

There is so much involved in finding the perfect home that meets all your wants and needs. This is where a buying agent can be invaluable. But what does a buying agent actually look at? In this blog, we will discover the essential factors a buying agent looks out for...

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How does a buying agent work?

How does a buying agent work?

The process of buying a home can be complex and time-consuming, but fortunately there is a professional who can guide you through every step: the buying agent. But how exactly does a buying agent work? In this blog, we dive deeper into the question of "how does a...

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How much does a buying agent cost?

How much does a buying agent cost?

In the search for your dream home, there are numerous factors to consider. One such consideration is hiring a buying agent. But what exactly are the costs associated with hiring a buying agent? And how do they set their prices? In this blog, we dive deeper into the...

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Are purchase agent fees deductible?

Are purchase agent fees deductible?

Bij het kopen van een huis zijn er een aantal kosten die aftrekbaar zijn van de belasting. Denk hierbij aan de hypotheekrente, notariskosten en de taxatiekosten. Maar hoe zit het eigenlijk met de kosten van een aankoopmakelaar? Deze kosten zijn helaas niet aftrekbaar...

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What does an NVM buying agent do?

What does an NVM buying agent do?

Wat een aankoopmakelaar ongeveer doet is de meeste mensen waarschijnlijk wel duidelijk. Een NVM aankoopmakelaar begeleidt namelijk de koper bij het gehele aankoopproces van een woning, net als een ‘normale’ aankoopmakelaar. Maar de vraag is wat een ‘NVM’...

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The No Risk Clause super simple explained

The No Risk Clause super simple explained

Are you going to buy a house but still have a house of your own to sell? Then you may not want to risk having 2 houses later. After all, that's what happens to you when you buy a house but you can't get your old home sold. To eliminate that risk, there is a solution:...

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10 benefits of a buying agent

10 benefits of a buying agent

These days, using a buying agent is definitely not a luxury. I'm sure it hasn't escaped your notice that recently, home prices have been rising, more homes are being sold, and the supply is dwindling. Then once you've found your dream home, you certainly don't want to...

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Brokerage buying agent

Brokerage buying agent

Searching the housing market for your dream home can be quite a chore, but more importantly, very exciting. However, it only becomes a real chore when you actually want to buy the property. A buying agent can help and take the worry out of this. But how much...

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Online bidding explained simply

Online bidding explained simply

Do you want to start bidding on a house? Then brokers are required to use an online bidding system since Jan. 1, 2023. The idea is that this will curb unfair practices in the housing market. Realtors are required to provide a bid log to anyone who has bid on a...

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The pitfalls of the financing proviso

The pitfalls of the financing proviso

When buying the home, the buyer usually takes a "reservation of financing. This simply means, then the buyer can get out from under the sale if he does not get a mortgage loan. In practice, buyers often take this too lightly. In this article, we'll explain to you...

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