After a long trip through Europe, the couple from Utrecht wanted to buy another house a short distance from their current place of residence. But because Bass and Sophie are both freelance entrepreneurs, it’s no easy feat. Banks are strict.
In Buying Without Watching, an experienced television moderator purchases a suitable home on an agreed budget for participants who have not yet seen the home for themselves. But even with the help of buying without a view, finding a home at this price was difficult.
In the end, real estate agent Alex manages to find a home for Dress and Sophie. To the great satisfaction of both spouses. But, as the broker Alex himself says: the amounts that are being traded now are strange.
Much remains to be done at home for a woolly dress. There was also asbestos in the ceiling. “If you asked me two years ago if a house like this would cost more than four tons, I would have laughed at you. Prices are ridiculously high now,” Alex says.
Viewers agree on social media. The Interactions Internet prices vary from “475,000 euros not even to buy a decent house: outrageous” to “the housing shortage in the Netherlands is so high that people are buying rubble for four tons including asbestos”.
“Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Freelance organizer. Avid analyst. Friendly troublemaker. Bacon junkie.”