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Buy-to-let for expats
If you want to invest in your future while living and working in the Netherlands, purchasing a buy-to-let property might be an option for you. Getting a mortgage to buy an investment property is currently only possible for people residing and paying their taxes in the Netherlands.
The process in seven steps
Before you start looking for interesting buy-to-let property, talk to our advisor. Ralf will guide you throughout the entire process and make sure you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises along the way.
In these 7 steps we explain which steps you must take to get your investment montage.
Who we are
Ralf van Arkel
Ralf van Arkel, 27 years old and born and raised in Houten/Utrecht in the middle of The Netherlands. In my spare time he loves sports, visit some new cities and is enjoying life. In 2009 he graduated MBO Banking and Insurance in Hilversum and in the years after, he completed all the required WFT diplomas.
In 2009 he started working with particular insurances, but he always had a passion for the mortgages business. In September 2015 he started a mortgages traineeship. During this traineeship he worked for Quion/Hypotrust, Lloyds Bank and Nationale Nederlanden. The most important thing he learned in the last years, is that the clients are priority number 1!
Buy to let mortgages and investment properties are on the rise, by Henk Jansen July 2017
Expat Buy2Let is an independent mortgage broker working from offices in Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague and Rotterdam.
The company behind Expat Buy2Let is Expat Mortgages, a company specialised in helping expats navigate homebuying and financing in the Netherlands.
After a number of years where banks no longer offered buy to let mortgages in the Netherlands, in 2015 this trend finally reversed and mortgage advisors are seeing a growing demand for a so-called investment property.
A buy to let mortgage is intended specifically for someone who wants to buy residential property to rent out. For expats who have the financial means, it’s a great way to invest their savings and enjoy extra, tax-free income in the form of rent.
The appeal of investment properties
So many expats are currently interested in buying properties in the Netherlands because of the potentially great return on their investment. It’s much more lucrative than putting money in a savings account due to the incredibly low interest rates right now.
There are three main reasons why expats are looking at buying to let properties:
The Netherlands is the most lucrative buy-to-let property hotspot in the EU according to study from World First UK
Source: City A.M, vice reporter Francesca Washtell.
Published on Monday 16 May, 2016.
The Netherlands has the highest rental yield of the 29 surveyed countries.
You might have thought it would be somewhere coastal on the Mediterranean, or a country better-known for its second home culture such as Italy or France. But the most lucrative buy-to-let market in the European Union turns out to be the modest, not-so-hilly, tulip-saturated Netherlands.