The ability to own a home anywhere
Haven't you always dreamed of owning a home in your favorite summer destination? Prices are very attractive and rising, and with ConnectHouses B.V. you are assured of a reliable partner.
Through our large network and platform, our team can support Dutch consumers in their search for a home abroad. We look for reliability in real estate agencies, then we look if the offer of the broker matches the Dutch market. Our goal is to become the reliable link between the Dutch consumer and the foreign brokerage.
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About ConnectHouses B.V.
Since the start of 2019, ConnectHouses B.V. is the international real estate platform for consumers and companies. Through smart networking strategies, unique targeting campaigns and the platform we have been able to connect many Dutch people with foreign brokerages. With these facilities and our team of specialists we know how to make the distances between you and real estate companies disappear.
ConnectHouses B.V. supports you during the search, the entire purchase process and the follow-up. This makes our team and therefore ConnectHouses B.V. the ideal partner in the field of real estate abroad.
Whether you are a young professional, have been retired for some time, or are looking to invest in a property abroad, ConnectHouses has what you need. Moving your family to a home abroad, the prospect of owning a home abroad can be a great one. Depending on your needs and desires, there are a number of hot spots abroad with great real estate deals. Suitable vacation homes are plentiful in countries like Italy and Spain, France is popular with families, and vacation homes abound in Croatia. Portugal is ideal for those looking for sunshine. ConnectHouses is happy to help you with this.
So the question is not whether to buy, but where and how to get the best deal. ConnectHouses will help you find your way through the processes involved in identifying suitable vacation homes and permanent homes for living abroad. Deciphering country-specific legal requirements, the purchase process, and conducting an international money transfer.
Who are ConnectHouses?
We are a team of 7 professionals in the field of real estate abroad. Through our knowledge of real estate, networking strategies and online we know how to connect interested parties and brokers.
Pillars that are central to ConnectHouses:
- ConnectHouses has built its reputation by keeping good and reliable communication between broker and client. So for people who want to buy a house abroad or rent a house abroad, they can rely on ConnectHouses
- The communication between agent and client is always transparent, our clients can therefore move abroad and move into their vacation villa or apartment abroad carefree.
- ConnectHouses finds it important that the contact between client and agent remains personal. We hope this will allow the client to focus on their vacation home abroad.
- ConnectHouses connects consumers with international brokers by offering a large and diverse selection. In this way, ConnectHouses hopes to provide an offering for anyone looking for a vacation home abroad.
Why buy a home abroad?
Investing in a vacation home abroad has been a very good investment for years. Moreover, you can benefit in 2 ways. First, of course, there is a chance that the surplus value on a home abroad will increase significantly over the years. So this is positive news for people who want to invest in real estate abroad for their own use. In this way, a homeowner benefits from a piece of the yield over a long period of time. Yield maximization is something that can certainly be interesting in the long run for those who buy a property abroad.
Those who want to get more out of their foreign investment also have the option to rent out or sell their vacation home for a profit. You can do this all by yourself, but remember that renting out or selling a property does not happen by itself! You will therefore have to put time and energy into this. There are also parties that can take care of the rental or sale of a property abroad such as ConnectHouses. By renting out or selling the vacation home you can make a nice return on your investment. Keep in mind that during the weeks that you rent out the house abroad you can't use it yourself.
The process of buying a home abroad
Assuming you already have a preferred location abroad in mind - whether you want to move to a country, state or city - for buying a home abroad, we recommend following these steps:
Establish a realistic budget
Through independent online searches, you can determine the price of the type of home you want to buy: there is no need to go house hunting at this stage. First, set a budget that you can realistically work with. This step will provide you with the boundaries of what you should consider in the price of your desired home abroad. Also take into account notary/broker fees and any renovations to make the home abroad to your liking.
Find an estate agent
If you do a quick search for a property abroad, it will result in contact information for numerous real estate agents. Understandably, the temptation to pick up the phone and call or email these people can be strong.
However, the best approach to buying property abroad is to start by securing the services of a real estate agent who is well versed in the country or area, ConnectHouses is happy to advise you on this.
Once you have found a property on ConnectHouses that you would like to buy or rent based on your criteria, you can arrange inspections with the seller. [End of text link]ConnectHouses is happy to take the time to assist you if needed.
A home inspector will assess the home you want to buy abroad and prepare a written report describing the condition of the home.
Make an offer
Given the size of the transaction and the long-term implication, it is critical that you fully understand the various clauses in the purchase agreement. ConnectHouses takes good time here to discuss everything with you. Experts recommend that you engage a legal representative, such as an independent professional lawyer familiar with overseas property transactions at this stage. They will help you interpret the documents and explain what each clause means.
ConnectHouses has a large independent network of every link in this so-called real estate chain. We also know which professional you need at each stage.
After the purchase, there is certainly one thing left to do. Above all, you need to enjoy all the benefits that a villa abroad brings. We at ConnectHouses hope to make your dream come true by providing you with your dream home abroad!