Services for Expats

Your answer to

How do I create a home
in a country I did not grow up in?

Are you an expat or an international and you are about to buy a house in or near Eindhoven? What can, contemplating all the hurdles to be crossed, keep you awake at night? We can help with the buying process, home improvement, the actual moving process and all the paperwork. Take a look at the services for expats and internationals below.

Free introductory meeting

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First, we introduce ourselves to each other and see whether there is a click.

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We ascertain what kind of support you would like during the two phases of the process explained below.

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You are talking to a professional who knows how things work in the Eindhoven area.

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You are given free tips on how to get started and we plan follow up meetings if necessary. 

1. The Orientation and Buying Phase

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You are about to purchase a house in or near Eindhoven but you feel overwhelmed by all the choices you have to make. 

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We walk you through the options you have based on your wishes and your budget.

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We explain about mortgages, necessary documents. So you know what questions to ask a real estate agent and a present owner. Also, we help you with other things to take into consideration, both during and after the process.

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During the meeting, which lasts 2 hours, there is plenty of time for questions.

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Lastly, we bring knowledge and experience, take away the language barrier and help you to keep focussed in the process.

2. Home Renovation and Improvement

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Before you move into your new house, we discuss renovation and home improvement options with you.

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Together we decide which short-term and long-term projects you want to get done.

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We help you to make a schedule, set a budget, and receive and assess quotas.

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Also, we give advice on colour schemes, paint, and lighting, and show you where to buy all this, online and in the Eindhoven area. 

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Together we plan the actual move and we give advise on removal services. 

What does Settle Down Support bring you? 

  1. We come to you, provided you are in the Eindhoven area. We explore your wishes and dreams and see how close we can get to making them come true
  2. You free up time for other things, because we help you make the best use of your time, energy and money
  3. You don’t spend more time and money than necessary preparing your move or your home improvement project. You maintain a clear overview in an otherwise busy, stressful time. 
  4. All our advice is adapted to suit your particular wishes

We used Marijke’s help during our move to our present home. We had obtained a so-called ‘kaal’ apartment i.e. one without any painting and flooring done. She helped us make a calculation of the required amount of primer and paint, and also supported us in making a budget-friendly choice with the paint. Aside from this, she helped us prepare a checklist of basic items to be arranged for a new home like gas, water, internet, etc. She not only helped with making the list but also with resources on identifying providers that had a good cost to quality ratio. We would certainly say that her help was indispensable in making our apartment a home. 

– Jubin and Viji Jacob

Contact

Let’s make you a home

Contact us to arrange a free of charge introductory meeting.

Please feel free to also ask for other services for expats, if you need something else. We love to help you further.