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February 8, 2015Category: House
The weather is quite important when you're building a house. Finding statistical data is vital to know if your house needs to be warm, airy, cool, or if your roof needs to support the weight of a lot of snow for example. Of course, the architect will know better, but... Here's a list of links I've…

Registration tax

February 6, 2015Category: House
When you buy land or a place to live, you usually need to pay registration tax. This varies a lot from one country to another. In Belgium, this is quite high (10-13% - ish). You can get some discounts in some cases. Here are the links I've found: Calculating registration tax - official government…

House: Checklist

January 15, 2015Category: House
Here I'll build a checklist of things you need to do when building a house. Preliminaries There are some things which are generic, independent on the land or the end product: Make sure you want to build . I cannot stress this enough. While there are a lot of advantages (from tax to having your own…

House: A Grand Project

October 25, 2014Categories: House, Project Management
And now, something different... We have decided relatively soon we want to build a house . We had several reasons for doing this in Belgium: Prices are high : Depending on area, prices are quite high; in a "good commune", you easily reach 500k for a house and 300k for an apartment. Taxes are high…

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