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The big move and moving around

What a crazy week it was! I moved into my own place together with my girlfriend and her mother came over to visit.
For a week, I drove around Belgium and The Netherlands to help them discover this little corner of the world. All while trying to get stuff from Ikea and moving the last things.

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Luxury Interior Residence Schuman

Buying an apartment here, renting apartment there

It’s been a tumultuous two weeks. As you know I’ve been searching for my first home. I started that search 4 months ago and the original plan was to move in once I found the perfect fit. While I originally intended to take more time, I recently made two major decisions that turned my slow approach into a rapid one.
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Ponte Cestio Connecting Isola Tiberina

How I spend my first time in Italy

As I posted earlier, I was on a holiday to Italy this past week. This was together with my girlfriend, her father and his partner. As you can imagine, going on a trip with your girlfriend and her father makes for an intersting experience. As it turns out, interesting in a fun way.

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Hotel Investment

Hotel room investments aren’t all-inclusive

Hotel investment: an alternative investment opportunity?

On my journey towards my home, I’m doing more searching online and one of those search sessions resulted in having a talk with an “investment advisor” of a realtor specialized in hotel investments. I will start by kicking in an open door: I didn’t take the offer.

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Receiving The Keys To Our Own Home

Should I buy or rent my first home?

To buy or to rent, that is the question

This was the first thing I asked myself. While most [Belgians] believe buying your own home is the best way to go (but not all, more on that later), I wanted to keep an open mind, so instead of just assuming buying was the best for me, I tried to find out how it really was for my situation.

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Brace Yourself, Tax Returns Are Coming

The Belgian tax return is coming

It’s that time of the year again. Time to fill in my tax return and either get some money back at the end of the ride or pay some additional taxes. It’s not open yet but I expect it to be in the coming days. Based on the info I could find online, it’ll most likely be 2 May.

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