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Diversity in housing

If you are an international knowledge worker and you want to settle in the Netherlands you can freely buy a house in the Netherlands.

Because of the abundant information on the local property market, regulations, laws and technicalities, it is advisable to use the services of a real estate agent (makelaar), rather than trying to find a property by yourself. This applies to both buying and renting properties and saves unnecessary costs that might be incurred on top of an agent's commission.

Great variety of housing in Brainport Eindhoven  

Although the housing market in Brainport Eindhoven is somewhat overheated, you can find a wide varietty of houses, apartments and studios, both for rent and sale. The city of Eindhoven mostly consists of apartments and terraced houses. The rural area surrounding Eindhoven contains a wide variety of semi-detached and detached houses.

Prices vary from approximately 135,000 euros for the cheapest apartment to 1,500,000 euros or more for luxury detached houses. The avarage price of a house in Eindhoven boils down to € 304,000 euros. In surrounding villages housing prices tend to be somewhat more attractive. Monthly rents and mortgages in the Netherlands on average only comprise about 30 per cent of a person’s total expenses. Moreover, compared to other European cities Eindhoven in general offers a very competitive cost of living.

 

Finding a house in Brainport Eindhoven  

As mentioned above the most efficient way to find a suitable house in Brainport is to commission a real estate agent (makelaar in Dutch). You can start by contacting the Dutch Association of Estate Agents, the Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars (NVM). Furthermore, there are various websites that give you a solid impression of what is for sale. A good place to start your search is online real estate platform Funda. Here real estate agents in the Netherlands advertise houses that are for sale or for rent. A nice feature is that they have a good map showing you all the properties for sale / rent in the area you are interested in.

Renting a house in Brainport Eindhoven  

If you are in the Brainport region for a relatively short assignment, it might be more attractive to rent a house or an apartment. Rental costs are fixed, contracts can be ended when you need them to end and you are not responsible for repair or maintenance. Rental prices vary from €800 for a studio to €2000 for a detached house.   

Student housing 

Often students in the Netherlands live in student rooms. These rooms can be found spread around the city and are either in privately owned houses or in apartment buildings and houses owned by housing organisations. In contrary to other countries student dormitories on a university campus are not that common in the Netherlands. 

In almost all cases, arranging housing is your own responsibility. Finding a good, affordable room (average prices vary from € 400 to € 600 a month) can be quite a challenge, so make sure you start looking as soon as possible. Below you'll find a list of helpful pages regarding housing for students.

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University websites

For more information about on-campus housing, public and private housing providers: