Looking for a profitable and smart real estate investment? Consider investing in real estate in the Netherlands. In this article, we give you an insight into the Dutch real estate market and list the main differences from Belgium. All information on investing in real estate in the Netherlands at a glance.

Dutch real estate compared to the Belgian market

Investing in Dutch property means a lower purchase price, lower registration duties as well as substantially higher rental potential and yield. In figures, this looks as follows. Suppose you are considering the purchase of a 2-bedroom flat in Ghent. You are looking at a purchase price of around €300,000 to €350,000 on which you pay 12% registration duties. For a 3 to 4-bedroom house in Terneuzen, you are only counting down €200,000, with 10.4% registration fees. Moreover, you can count on the fact that your flat in Ghent can be rented out for around €900/month, while your property in Terneuzen will bring in between €900 and €1,100/month in rental income.

The Netherlands is a tenant market

Like Germany, the Netherlands is a real tenant market. More people rent, and the companies specialised in managing the properties are extremely efficient and professional. Dutch tenants - like their German neighbours - are known as good stewards.

Investing in property in the Netherlands for real capital gains potential

You invest in property in the Netherlands a few dozen kilometres from the Belgian border. With a price difference of easily €100,000 as cited in our example above, you have a nice prospect of real capital gains potential. The proximity of Belgian property will eventually have its impact on property prices in the Netherlands, where a price rise is inevitable.

A property investment at the heart of an economic pole

MOMO estates' property investments in the Netherlands are located in the Terneuzen region, 50 kilometres from Ghent. Terneuzen has high economic activity because of its nearby port and strong petrochemical sector. The region is an economic growth pole with a strong attraction for migrant workers moving there from the Netherlands and neighbouring countries.

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