Steps to getting a mortgage

1. Meet us to learn about how to get a mortgage in the Netherlands

New residents in the Netherlands often ask us, “do I qualify for a mortgage?” In most instances, the answer is yes. The best place to start is by scheduling a free call with us to discuss your options and answer your questions in depth. We ask you to forward documents to calculate your mortgage in the Netherlands. You can check how our mortgage estimate looks like here.

And yes, we can even start the ball rolling before you’ve arrived in the Netherlands.

2. Let the house hunt begin

This is the fun part. After we’ve explored your options for getting a home loan in Amsterdam, it’s time to start searching for properties. In the Netherlands, buyers usually receive assistance from an estate agent who will negotiate the sale with the agent selling the home. As a Mister Mortgage customer, you’ll have access to our network of realtors, so you know you’re working with a professional you can trust. If you don’t have a real estate agent yet, feel free to schedule a free call today.  When you’ve found the home of your dreams (keep us posted!), we can also connect you with notaries, appraisers, tax advisors, contractors, and anything else you need.

3. Weigh up your options

You’ll receive a detailed outline of the options available and how they support your financial goals, offering advice at every stage. When you’ve reached a decision, we’ll apply for the binding offer from the lender, the bank guarantee, and confirm the insurances to get your mortgage approved. As part of the process, we’ll also arrange bank accounts and any other financial services you need.

4. Become a homeowner

On the closing date of the sale, we’ll make sure everything is prepared before you sign the final documents at the notary. Ensure the home has been left in the agreed condition by the previous owners. Then it’s simply a matter of collecting your keys (and popping the champagne!).

Mortgage application documents

  1. Proof of income.
  2. Proof of assets
  3. Proof of debt
  4. Documents about your property

Check out the full list of documents required when applying for a mortgage in the Netherlands.

4 questions to ask yourself before you get started

  1. How long are you planning to stay in the Netherlands? Should I fix my interest rate for 10 or 20 years?
  2.  Are you planning to buy a property alone or with your partner?
  3. Do you have any plans to change your career?
  4. Any plan of subletting your home in the future?

It is good to know

  1. Not all banks are willing to work with internationals. For this reason, you should contact a mortgage broker. Dutch banks only represent themselves, while mortgage brokers work with different mortgage lenders. You increase your chances of getting a mortgage if you work with a mortgage broker.
  2. If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you will need to prove your residency in the Netherlands to get a mortgage. Besides, you must have a BSN number.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions