Five steps towards your dream home
- Define your search criteria
- Set your budget
- Start searching
- Decision time
- Congratulations! You are a home owner
What does your dream home look like? Do you want a garden, an open fireplace, or a school nearby? Do you want to live at home or abroad? Make a list of your wishes. Take your time. Because thorough preparation is half the job. After all, it’s not every day that you buy a house, apartment or a piece of land…
Don’t be tempted into an impulse buy. We recommend that you set your budget beforehand as this makes buying a lot safer. Make an honest assessment of your financial situation, both now and in the future. Also don’t forget the additional costs.
When paying back your loan, you will benefit from tax breaks each year as interest, capital and life insurance are partially tax deductible in Belgium under specific conditions.
Your search starts with our search engine which allows you to navigate through our extensive database quickly and easily. Choose your type of home, country and place and just click to activate the search engine. This tool is not just handy; it’s also smart. It remembers your personal search criteria and selection so that it can automatically refine your results with every search.
But perhaps you would rather actually speak to someone? If so, your CENTURY 21 real estate specialist is at the ready to help you. After all, two heads are better than one. You can benefit from your consultant’s expertise when you visit selected buildings together. Your specialist will also know all about the neighbourhood’s facilities, such as public transport, approach roads and schools, as well as being up-to-date on the prices. What’s more, they can answer all your questions regarding property tax in Belgium and renovation costs.
There are two parties – buyer and seller. Your CENTURY 21 specialist can play a pivotal role in this situation. They know the rules of the game, and will bring both parties together to create a win-win situation for everyone involved. They can also help you with all the formalities, from the preliminary sales agreement (compromis) to the execution of the notarial deeds.
The sale is complete and it’s time to celebrate. But is it also time to say goodbye to CENTURY 21? No, of course not! We will continue to assist you after the sale, with smart advice about renovation work, utilities and conversions. We have a handy CENTURY 21 relocation guide to make your move a success. Ask for a free copy from a CENTURY 21 office near you.
If you need help with one of the five steps, please contact a CENTURY 21 office near you. They will give you personal, objective and impartial advice on all the formalities.