Quality of Life - Housing
Great diversity in housing at attractive costs
Brainport Eindhoven offers a wide variety of houses and apartments, both for rent and sale and at very attractive costs.
The average price of a house in Eindhoven boils down to € 264,524 euros. 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.
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
You can find a lot of different types of dwellings in Brainport. The city of Eindhoven mostly consists of apartments and terraced houses and the rural area surrounding Eindhoven contains a wide variety of semi-detached and detached houses. Prices vary from approximately 55,000 euros for the cheapest apartment to 1,500,000 euros or more for luxury detached houses.
Finding a house in Brainport Eindhoven
When you are thinking about buying a house in Brainport the most efficient way is to commission a real estate agent (makelaar). You can start by contacting the Dutch Association of Estate Agents, the Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars (NVM). Furthermore there are various websites that you can go to in order to get a solid impression of what is for sale.
Renting a house in Brainport Eindhoven
If you are in Brainport for a short assignment, it might be more attractive to rent a house or an appartment. 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 €300 for a studio to €1750 for a detached house.
More information about buying or renting a house in Eindhoven can be found on the website of Holland Expat Center South.