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Get some tips on buying a home in Belgium

16:40 20/03/2019

Belgium’s stable housing market doesn’t lend itself to a quick profit, so here’s what to bear in mind before you step on to the property ladder.

There are several things that you may want to consider. How much can you afford and what are the costs that you don’t know about? What's involved in getting a mortgage here? What are the best areas in Belgium to invest in?

The answer to these questions – and many others you might not yet have thought of – could be had at ING Bank’s free event Buying Real Estate for Expats last week at ING Marnix.

Kristien Viaene, the CEO of NOA Real Estate presented a session on the latest trends in property purchases. Alexis Lemmerling of notary firm Berquin talked about how the notary can protect you and your property, and Dave Deruytter, head of expats and non-residents at ING Bank Belgium, provided invaluable information with his session on buying real estate in Belgium, the financing, insurance and taxation issues.

If you missed the event last week, the speakers have shared their presentations with Bulletin readers:

Kristien Viaene, CEO, Noa Real Estate; “The latest trends in property purchases"

Alexis Lemmerling, Notary, Berquin; “How the notary will protect you and your property”

Dave Deruytter, head of expats and non-residents, ING Bank Belgium; “Buying private real estate in Belgium, the financing, insurance and…taxation issues”.

Written by The Bulletin