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Buying Real Estate for Expats event on 10 October in Brussels
Workers and their families who arrive in Brussels have plenty to keep them busy, sorting out residence permits, school enrolments, work contracts – and where they’re going to live. Many start out renting, but then soon want to buy once they know the capital and its neighbourhoods a bit better.
But is it worth buying if you’re not sure how long you’re going to stay? How do you nail down a budget? And does Belgium have any specific tax or mortgage laws you should know about before you begin looking for your dream house?
The answer to these questions – and many others you might not yet have thought of – can be had at ING Bank’s free event Buying Real Estate for Expats. Three main topics will be covered during the event, which is fully in English and takes place on 10 October at the ING building on Avenue Marnix in Brussels.
Kristien Viaene, the CEO of Noa Real Estate will present “The latest trends in property purchases”. Having worked as an estate agent in Brussels for many years, she has a wealth of knowledge about the local market.
Other speakers at the event include Alexis Lemmerling of notary firm Berquin, who will present “How the notary will protect you and your property”, and Dave Deruytter, head of expats and non-residents at ING Bank Belgium, whose “Buying real estate in Belgium, the financing, insurance and … taxation issues” provides invaluable information.
Buying Real Estate for Expats, 10 October, 18.00-20.30, ING Marnix (metro Trône)
Entry is free, but advance registration is required. Photo: Getty Images