Real estate investment in Belgium

Selling real estate to foreigners in Belgium is not limited: you can buy and sell housing and commercial real estate or rent it out.

Statistics confirm the liquidity of investments: residential real estate prices grow by an average of 1,1% every quarter. Five years ago, an apartment of 100 m² cost an average of €247,000, and today it is sold for €305,000.


Average price per 1 m²


Average price growth per quarter


Associated costs, of the property value

How the residential property price index is growing in Belgium


Cost of a 3-bedroom apartment in Belgium

€1 million

Penthouse in the centre of Brussels


Apartment in Brussels


Apartment in Bruges

Belgium residence permit or citizenship by real estate investment

Obtaining a Belgium residence permit or citizenship is not connected with purchasing real estate or investing in the country’s economy.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can foreigners buy property in Belgium?

    Yes. The sale of real estate to foreigners in Belgium is not limited: you can buy, rent out, and sell residential and commercial real estate.

  • How much do houses cost in Belgium?

    Property prices in Belgium depend on the location. The average cost of 1 m² of housing is €3,047.

  • How much is the property purchase tax in Belgium?

    If you purchase a new property, the VAT is 21%. For secondary property, there is a 10—12,5% transfer tax.

  • Is Belgium good for real estate?

    Yes. Properties in Belgium are liquid assets: residential property increases in price by an average of 1,1% every quarter.

    Owning or renting real estate in the country is also one of the requirements for obtaining a residence permit in Belgium for financially independent persons. After 5 years of permanent residence in the country, a foreigner can apply for Belgian citizenship.