Amstelveen’s favourable position, between Schiphol and Amsterdam, means that living here is very popular. You may choose to either buy or rent a variety of housing, ranging from apartments and single-family dwellings to luxury villas.
If you wish to buy a house, the following information will be important. Apart from a few exceptions, Amstelveen has no restrictions on settling in the area. Anybody can buy a house in Amstelveen but, as you are not yet familiar with the local situation, it would be advisable to use the services of an estate agent. A local estate agent knows the local housing market inside and out and can advise you on price, location, construction and various other matters that are important when considering a purchase. The addition of ‘buyer’s costs’ to the house prices means that additional costs should be added to the price of the property. These costs cover tax, agent, notary and financing. With respect to financing the house, expert mortgage consultants can help and advise you on the options with regard to financing the house you want.
If you will be residing in Amstelveen temporarily, you may be interested in renting a house. Amstelveen has a huge range of rented houses within its boundaries. Most of these houses are only available to residents and people working in Amstelveen or the surrounding area. There is a large number of specialised rental firms located in Amstelveen who can help you find a suitable property. The rental period for such a house is usually a minimum of one year.
For executives and business people who stay here for a shorter period it is also possible to rent a fully furnished and serviced apartment at the Htel company. For more information go to www.htelapartments.com.