Buying a house, how does it work?
This is the one! You have finally found your dream house. After months of scouring the internet and waiting patiently, you want to buy your future new-build. With us, you can buy this house 100% online, through an estate agent, or a combination of both. But how does this work? Watch the video series on buying a new-build house or scroll down this page to read through all the steps in the process.
You found a project that perfectly fits your needs. You might already have found one - or more - favorite house(s). To stay up to date, you can subscribe to the project’s monthly newsletter via the website footer and create a personal account using the designated button at your favorite house type/construction number. Confirm your account within 24 hours. Otherwise, your interest in the project will be deleted. Please note: the confirmation email may be in your spam box. After confirming, you can log in to My Own Home, explore your residential preferences and start adding houses to your personal wishlist.
Adding a house to the wishlist
You can keep the construction numbers you are interested in clearly in your wishlist. Adding a house to your wishlist is very easy. Simply click the heart or the 'Wishlist' button. The house is then automatically saved. Super simple!
Once the sale has started, you can place the construction numbers you are interested in in the shopping basket via the house overview or the wishlist. You can then indicate a maximum of five preferences, which are clearly visible in your account. Registration is personal and non-transferable. Only one registration will be accepted per future household. Are you subscribed to the project newsletter? Then you will receive a reminder when the time has come!
If there are still construction numbers free after the sale, then you can immediately request an option on a specific construction number. On working days, you will know if you have been allocated the house within 24 hours.
The allocation procedure
Have you had your eye on a new-build property? If so, you will, of course, be wanting to pull out all the stops to acquire it. In order to allocate as many people as possible the home of their dreams, we follow a number of criteria.
1. Number of applicants per build number
We feel it is important that as many people as possible are allocated the home that is their first preference. Which is why we initially look at candidates' first preferences. If you're the only candidate for a build number, that's good news. The home will be allocated to you. Congratulations!
What if there are there several candidates with a first preference for a particular build number? Then a second assessment follows.
2. Financial check
If there are several candidates with a first preference for a specific build number, we look at candidates who have uploaded a financial check. These candidates will have priority over those without a financial check. A financial check provides both you and us with assurance that you can afford the property, whether through a loan from the bank and/or (partly) using your own funds.
You should upload the financial check, a letter from your mortgage provider or financial advisor, in your personal account once the build number goes on sale. The option to do so is available as soon as the registration period has started and you have indicated your build number preferences. If you have uploaded your financial check, and there are no other candidates having a financial check and a first preference for the desired build number, the home will be allocated to you.
Please note: your financial check states that - with your stated income, assets and/or debt - you can borrow the required amount for your desired home or (partly) pay using your own funds. This information is only used for allocation purposes. It is subsequently destroyed when the last property in the project is sold. With candidates dropping out from time to time, this allows us to still allocate lower-ranked buyers a property through an existing financial check.
3. Registration period
What if there are there several candidates with a first preference for a build number, and all these candidates are in possession of a financial check? Then, we will finally look at the time of registration. We base the registration period on when you first registered your interest in the relevant phase that is on sale. This is the duration in days, minutes and seconds.
Please note: this doesn't relate to registration once the build number goes on sale. Which means you should take your time submitting your preferences during the selling period (maximum 5). The home will eventually be allocated to the person who has been registered the longest.
We reserve the right to remove duplicate registrations without further notice. Only 1 registration will be accepted per prospective household.
Optimal occupancy of all build numbers is important to us. This means that a particular build number will be allocated to you if you're the only one with a preference for it - even if it isn't your first preference. This allows us to allocate housing to as many people as possible. There is one exception: we always try to allocate candidates who have conducted a financial check a home based on the above criteria, starting with the first preference.
Is the allocation process still not entirely clear to you? If so, please watch the video below. In it, we provide you with a step-by-step explanation of how the process works.
After the allocation, you will receive an email message stating if a house has been allocated to you. In your account, you can see which house it concerns. You have an option on that house. If you have not been allocated a house, then you will be a reserve candidate. You can see this in your account, too.
A house has been allocated
Congratulations! You have been allocated a house! You will confirm the option in your account within 48 hours. Then you will decide how you wish to go through the purchase process. You can do this through the estate agent, fully online, or a combination of both. The choice is yours! Do you not wish to go through with the sale? Then you can cancel the option. You can do this in your account as well. This is free of charge and free of obligations. Note: If you turn down an option, you will automatically move to the bottom of the reserve list for any other construction numbers for which you registered.
Unfortunately, there were more candidates than houses, and you have not been allocated a house. In your account, you can see that you are a reserve candidate for your preferred house(s), and you will receive a message about this. If someone rejects the option, then we will allocate the house again to the remaining candidates with a first preference for the construction number in question. We will contact you if this is the case. We do not issue any information on the number of reserve candidates or your position on the reserve list.
Signing the contract digitally
You are now one step closer to buying your new house. You will now sign two contracts: one for the land you are buying from BPD, and one for the house the contractor will build for you. These contracts will be signed digitally. You can do this at the estate agent's or at home on the couch. It is always possible to change this choice in your account.
To sign the contracts, you will receive an email containing a link to the agreements to be signed. If you are buying together with your partner, then you will both receive an email separately. You can sign the contract via your smartphone, tablet or PC. A number of steps follow. First, you will identify yourself via iDIN and you will login to your bank. Are you signing at the estate agent? Then do not forget to bring along your bank's verification tool (if applicable). You will place your name and signature using the mouse if you are using a PC, or your finger if you are using a tablet or mobile telephone. Once all parties have signed, then you can find the contracts and the transaction slip in your account under Personal Documents.
Fill in the information in your personal account as much as possible. This information will be on the contracts exactly as they are in your account!
With that, your dream house has truly become your own house! Construction will begin the moment at least 70% of all houses in the project have been sold. And when all other suspensive and terminating conditions from the purchase agreement have been met. You will naturally receive a message from us.
From that moment, contact regarding the construction of your house primarily goes through the contractor. The contractor will be your fixed point of contact. Together with the contractor, you will enter into agreements on the contract variations and other wishes regarding your house. We will keep you informed of the other developments in your new neighbourhood via email.