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  1. The energy transition: Energy renovations for owner-occupied homes

    Free energy for your home

    Huge energy reserves lie dormant above and below our homes. This guide shows how to use them and benefit financially from them while simultaneously helping to protect the climate.

  2. Your accessible home: How to renovate for senior living

    Renovate your home for senior living. Here's how

    Stairs, a high bathtub, and narrow corridors can all be challenging in old age. Many people consider improving their home’s accessibility so that they can remain independent as they get older. Read what measures you need to take to make your home accessible and what to bear in mind.

  3. Energy-efficient construction and renovations

    Energy-efficient construction and renovations

    A self-sufficient home can protect you from rising energy prices: By building or renovating your home to be energy efficient, you can rely mostly on natural energy sources. Read how to make your home energy efficient or self-sufficient and what details to keep in mind.

  4. Easements: What are easements?

    Everything homeowners need to know about easements

    Those who know what easements are have no need to shy away from challenges as a (future) homeowner. An example of what homeowners need to know about easements can be seen in the following example with the couple Fabienne and Christian.

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    Extending your mortgage. Adjusting the financing of real estate to new needs

    If you extend your mortgage, the focus should be on your needs. Perhaps you would like to simultaneously increase or repay the mortgage? Find out what you should take into consideration when extending your mortgage.

  6. Renovation work helps a home to retain its value

    How homeowners can ensure that their property retains its value

    A property declines in value with every passing year. To prevent this, homeowners need to actively maintain their property. But what should you do? We look at how value retention works and what financing options are available.

  7. Upgrade your heating while protecting the environment and your wallet

    Upgrade your heating system. Protect the environment and your wallet.

    Renovating your heating system pays off in many ways, from lower heating bills to a lower environmental impact of your property. But replacing your heating system costs a great deal of time and money. Read here about the right way to update your heating system, step by step.

  8. Home additions: Options and procedures when adding to your house

    Increase your living space with a home addition. Here are the options. 

    You do not have to move house just because things are starting to feel cramped in your owner-occupied home. An addition creates more space and increases the value of your house in the process. The options range from extending outward to adding a story or converting an attic. 

  9. Setback: distance between a house or a fence and the property line or boundary

    Construction projects on your home and garden: These setback lines apply.

    Anyone planning to build an extension to their house or erect a boundary treatment around their lot must observe the setback lines of houses, fences, and trees in accordance with neighbor law. What you need to be aware of and when it is a good idea to call in a specialist.

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    Direct or indirect repayment – the right method of repayment for you

    When it comes to repaying the second mortgage on a property, there are two ways of doing so: direct repayment or indirect repayment. Both options have advantages and disadvantages. When thinking about your mortgage repayments, you should take a long-term view and consider your personal circumstances.