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Housing. Bleh.

OK, I've been living in Katwijk for quite a number of years now. I still like it, but that doesn't mean I'm not looking around for another place. One for myself. In all honesty I think it'll be at least a year and a half before I have some financial reserves. Hopefully house prices will have dropped somewhat by then (not betting on it). So I stumbled upon a website talking about the starterloan and -grant. Some cities in NL will help a first-time buyer get his house by financing a part of the money with a loan that's free of payments AND intrest for at least 3 years. Trust me, that helps.

And today I found out that nearly every city has one specific condition. You must already be living in the city where you want to buy your house, only THEN can you apply for the starterloan. Great. I can get help buying a house in Katwijk. I don't WANT to keep living here in this sleepy religious fishing village. I much rather want to have a place of my own in a somewhat bigger town that actually has somewhat of a nightlife. Leiden, Alphen, Hilversum, Schiedam, that's the kind of town I'm looking for. Meh.


Apr. 17th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Wait, wait. Hilversum... nightlife? Either you're grossly overestimating Hilversum's nightlife or Katwijk's is really that non-existent. :p
Apr. 17th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Wait, wait. Schiedam... nightlife? Either you're grossly overestimating Schiedam's nightlife or Katwijk's is really that non-existent. :p

Apr. 18th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
From Schiedam you can at least take the metro into Rotterdam. Katwijk's public transport is non-existent after 10pm.
Apr. 18th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
With nightlife I mean a cinema, a few places to have a drink. If I want to go to a concert or disco, I have to head for The Big City anyway. Oh, and Katwijk has one billiard-hall, 2 cafe's, a teenagerdisco and a 'drinking barn'.


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