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? Thinking about renovating? What can, contemplating all the hurdles to be crossed, keep you awake at night? We can help with home improvement, the actual moving process and renovation of your house. Take a look at the services for expats and internationals below.

Free introductory meeting


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


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


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


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

1. Start the process of renovating your house

Personal advice

You are about to purchase a house in or around Eindhoven? Or living in a house already which needs renovation? Then this is the right option for you. 


Where to start? First we make your wishes and dreams more clear.


We will look into the current state of the house. 


Together we make a schedule, set a budget, and receive and find the right companies for the job.


Do you want to finish your house yourself? We also advise on paint, colour and the use of materials. 


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

2. Maintaining your house

Inspection and advice

You are a house owner? But don’t know how to maintain your house in the Dutch climate? Or, want to keep the value of your house up for future selling of your house? This service is for you.


First, we inspect your house to see what the current state is.


We make a maintenance plan, based on the state of your house and your wishes of the level of maintenance. 


In the advice, we always look to the most cost-effective way of maintenance. Just in time. 


The result? Saving money over the years and prevent problems later on. 

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


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.