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Journey to The Hague
2019-05-20 | By Karola Grunenbaum
Have you just moved to the Netherlands? Have you been here for awhile and not figured out how the real estate market really works?
It’s overwhelming. The language or Dutch customs and traditions can be a barrier. You might not be connected and don’t know who to trust and which information is reliable. You are not sure how long you are going to be living here, or you don’t know how to manoeuvre your way around The Hague. Above all, you could face social, legal, financial, fiscal and structural aspects and issues. It’s easy to be overwhelmed.
Arriving here many years ago as a German, I had to figure everything out myself–before the bliss of the internet. Even though Germany is next door, we are different people. While we are both known for being very straight forward, reliable, efficient and effective, Dutch people think and act very differently. It was a bit of a culture shock. But don’t misunderstand me, despite all I do love it here, and wouldn’t want it any other way!
I can understand and relate to how you feel.
And after more than 25 years, I’ve learned how to deal with Dutch customs and traditions, language and laws.
You need to be set up properly in order to feel at home here.
If you’ve just arrived, I can help you find a place to live–purchase or rent–connect you to an immigration and/or tax lawyer, mortgage broker, utilities, direct you to schools, childcare, doctors, hospitals, chauffeur services, household services, interior decorators and last but not least the do’s and don’ts.
When I arrived in 1992, I wish I had had somebody to show me the ropes. So, this is my mission–to help you settle in The Hague, a beautiful city, one of the best in the world to live in.
If you are ready for help to get settled, contact Stark Real Estate, a full-service brokerage firm, dealing with purchase, selling, renting and property management.
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