Renovating your house? Check for subsidy

In a lot of blogs, I mentioned that you can apply for subsidies. But what kind of subsidy is available when renovating your house? It is time for a new blog. Why would the Dutch government give you a subsidy? Most of us agree that climate change is a problem. And that...

Turning your house into a zero-emission house?

Fairy tail or future? What do you think? Is a zero-emission house the future, or just a fairy tail? Something you can never for your house in your situation? To help you out of your dreams: every new house which is build in the Netherlands has to be zero use of...

11 questions to ask your real estate agent

Let’s start with a story. A few years back, we were planning to buy a house. In the third house we visited, we were thinking to start bidding. But before, we had a second viewing planned. And it was time to ask the real estate agent some extra questions! What...

How to maintain a house in the Netherlands?

You buy a new house, so you don’t have to do much to maintain. May I tell you a story? It is been 3 years since we moved into this newly built house. And we received a folder with lots of information on how to maintain the house. After half a year they advised...

What to do with asbestos in the roof, wall or flooring?

Imagine, you find the house of your dreams. You investigate the condition of the house and see that there is asbestos in the roof. What to do? This situation may sound weird, because asbestos is not something to worry about in the country you grew up. Or you panic,...