So, you are working in the Netherlands and decided to buy a house. Good choice: the current interest rates are very low which often results in buying a house being more interesting than leasing one. Due to Dutch rules and regulations this could be a complex process. Our real estate brokers are more than willing to help you search and buy a fitted home in Utrecht or its surroundings.
In order to buy a house, you need to meet some criteria. Our mortgage advisors can give you a clear insight in your financial options. The sooner you know what is possible, financially, the better and faster we can start the search for your perfect home in Utrecht.
Together with you and our selected preferred suppliers, we offer you the best possible guidance throughout your entire buying process. If you do not know which parties to contact, we can help you with our network of preferred suppliers.
Once we have a clear view of what you’re looking for in real estate, we are starting our search for a fitting home. The real estate market in Utrecht is strained and most houses are sold in no-time. Due to our database systems and local networks, we can check the availability of houses and plan viewings, sometimes even before these houses are online. You will receive a preselection of houses, based on your wishes and needs, just to keep the selection clear and simple.
The more viewings, the more comparison you will have, which will make your choice a realistic one. When we have found a house that meets your requirements, we will plan a viewing together. Short investigation on the house is standard, we will view the level of maintenance and also compare your house to other houses in the neighborhood that are for sale or were just sold. Just to ensure a realistic listing price. Mostly the real estate broker of the selling party is present during the viewing as well. They will attend the interests of the seller by trying to gain the highest price. Which is why we, as your sparring partner will be there as well, to look out for your interests.
The sales agreement, finances and transfer
The seller’s broker takes care of drawing up the purchase agreement. We will check all the documents and together we will go thoroughly through the contract, before you sign it. The purchase is only completed when both parties have signed the agreement. This is termed the requirement for a written agreement.
As soon as the seller and you have signed the contract, and the buyer (and possibly the solicitor) have received a copy of the agreement, the legal 3-day cooling-off period will commence for the private buyer. You, as the buyer, can still cancel the purchase within this time. The purchase is considered final once this period has ended, unless resolute conditions apply.
When a mortgage is needed, our agent will help you to find a suitable one. They will compare independent mortgages, interest rates and other related terms and conditions.
Before the transfer at the solicitor we will arrange a last inspection, together with the seller and his or her broker. Then, when all is agreed on, the deed of completion will be signed at the solicitor. By signing the transfer documents, you will be the rightful owner of your new house.