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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. 18th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Re: This a starter home?
Or you could look what renting something in my building costs, for example: http://www.vormvastgoed.nl/?ct=zoeken&mode=details&id=404&nav_active=300

There's also one room apartments, like the one I live in, but I think they'd be too small for you. Still, those cost about as much as a student's room in Leiden, that's why I ended up here.

It's a really nice apartment building, plenty of free parking spots, rather quiet neighbourhood, night bus stops nearby. I bitch and moan about the public transport sometimes but that's because I'm never satisfied, maybe I'm just like my mother (sorry, musical interlude).

And Rotterdam is closer to you-know-who ;)

(No, not me, thanks that you thought of me, I meant damanique ;) )


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