Did you say Brussels? Here is the complete guide that will make you pack your bags
Belgium is a very "silent" state. It is never mentioned, except in the political sphere, as a tourist destination or country where to make an investment.
Yet, in this simple and useful guide, you will understand how find and buy a property in Belgium can be the best investment of your life!
Still don't believe it, do you?
Make yourself comfortable, ready to take notes and pay attention to what we are about to tell you.
We investigated for you and discovered that every year there are many people who move to this state to change their lives. Brussels will certainly not be one of the most popular capitals but, with its facets will make you fall in love.
Let's get started!
First of all: the standard of living
Prices in Brussels and in Belgium in general are affordable, but the most interesting thing is that there is a huge supply of jobs in all sectors.
Whether you are a graduate or an artisan, don't worry! You will find work in a short time and with a high remuneration.
As the home of the European Union, you may have an extra edge if you specialise in public affairs or diplomacy.
Knowledge of English is very important and you will be even more fortunate if you also know other languages.
Why? Simple. Belgium is one of the most multi-ethnic countries in the world!
If you are from an EU country, you will not need a visa, whether your stay is short or long term.
Of course, you will have to register if, above all, you stay for more than 90 days.
If you want to move to Belgium, you need :
2. Birth certificate
3. .Medical certificate from an approved physician
4. Photo passport format
5. Work permit (if you intend to work) and a professional card that you will need
as a work permit.
6. Certificate of good conduct drawn up by the police
7. Proof of financial resources (if you are not going to work)
8. Proof of health insurance
9. If you are a student, proof of admission to a school or university
10. If you are an au pair, a copy of the agreement with your family.
Once we have overcome the obstacle of the documentation, let us together understand how and where to find accommodation.
One piece of advice we give you is to start looking for a house in a part of the country where you already know the language spoken there.
Here is a scheme that may be useful to you
- In Flanders (North) : Dutch
- In Wallonia (South) : French
- In the cantons to the east : German
- In the Brussels-Capital region he speaks both French and Flemish.
Once we have chosen the region according to the language, we analyse the prices and the type of houses and contracts.
It will be useful to know that in Belgium you can enter into rental agreements of the duration of:
- 3 years short contract
- 9 years
- more than 9 years
- life contract
Let's see the prices now
With EUR 500 a month, you can sign a lease right in the heart of Brussels. Otherwise, I am well connected with the neighboring municipalities, it is advisable to search for a property outside the city even for 300 euros less.
If you want to buy an apartment of your own, know that the price of the property will not be subject to large variations over time. Being a country in which the economy circulates (indeed!) and representing the core of European political-institutional activity, the value of a house will always depend on these qualities.
An apartment in Brussels can be found even at 150,000 euros, moving to the suburbs, you will also find a gap of 20,000 / 30,000 euros.
We hope to have been useful in your search for an apartment in Belgium.
All we can do is wish you a good trip and good luck with your new life in this country!
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