How interior design has changed over the years.

  Although a real estate agent usually focuses on the house itself, the way you decorate it is what makes it a home. Let’s have a look at how interior design has changed over the last few decades.   The 60’s The start of the hippy movement had a huge impact on how people decorated their homes in the 1960’s. Lots of custom built furniture found its way into living rooms, floral prints were everywhere, kitchens featured a lot of …

Making your home more sustainable

Now that even very sustainable neighbourhoods are being built in the Netherlands, it does not hurt to take a critical eye on your current home. Making the home more sustainable is not only good for the environment, it also saves you money and adds to the value of the home. Expat Property Brokers gives you a few tips: Cavity wall insulation An easy way to reduce your energy consumption. With good insulation, your energy consumption will drop by up to …

Must-visit places in Amsterdam in Summer

You might have noticed already, but the Dutch are obsessed with the weather. With temperatures hitting 37 degrees this week, we will give you a couple of recommendations of places in Amsterdam where you can enjoy the summer. A day to visit the park It can be the Vondelpark, Westerpark, Sarphatipark or any other. Everyone is out having a picnic and soaking in every ray of sunlight. Some parks allow barbeques, others do not. This is a great and relaxing …

How to make the most of a small apartment

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When you’re moving to the city, a lot of times it makes sense to downsize. In Amsterdam, most people live on nothing more than 49m2. Although the city has enough to offer for you to never be at home, here are some tips on how you can make the most of a small apartment. Use lighter colours Before you move in all your belongings, make sure you paint the walls nice and light. Preferably white. This will allow the light …

Buying property as an expat.

Expat Property Brokers are inviting you to join us for an information evening on buying property within the Netherlands. All too often expats have questions on how, what, where and when to buy homes. Finding an experienced person to bounce these questions off without being billed first is not easy, so join us for a no obligation information and Q&A session to discuss your concerns. Topics that will be discussed: o Selling agents and how they work o The sales …

Why to invest in the Dutch property market.

The rental market is extremely competitive and renting can be quite expensive. With buying property you will not only find that your monthly expenses will be lower, you will also benefit from tax breaks. In the cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht, the square meter price is growing rapidly. Get in the market while you can, before you get left you behind. So even if you are just staying for a couple of years, you can expect a good return on …

A final note for 2017

Now that we’re almost at the end of 2017, we would like to express some gratitude. Expat Property Brokers started out of a need for better service in real estate and every day we are working hard to get the very best for our clients. We have had the privilege to work with amazing people and we are very proud to call them our clients. We would like to thank everyone for your trust in us and your support. Expat …

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Selling your home during the holidays.

The sale of your home during the holidays. At this time of the year, we are all very busy. Perhaps not the most ideal time to sell, but certainly not impossible. With these tips, you make things easier. Decoration In the dark days, many households ensure that their home looks cozy. Potential buyers also love the warm atmosphere. So put down Christmas decoration, but keep it subtle. A Christmas tree takes up a lot of space. Perhaps consider a small …

Maintaining your home

Who are your buyers? Often you can tell a lot about who someone is by looking at his home. Because what makes people buy just that one house? Some facts are logical. Parents find it more than 33% more important to live close to a school than non-parents. But did you know for example that Taylor Swift fans consider an extra bedroom to be 9.8% more important than Kanye West fans? In general, women care more about a garden or …