Your personal support for real estate investment in Spain.

In addition to the assistance during the buying/selling process of properties in Spain, Van den Hout Enterprises can offer a wide scope of additional services, in close relationship with associated companies.

1. Translation service

Translation of important documents, like Deeds or other official information can be translated from and to most European languages, by registered Translators.

2. Assistance on selection of Spanish mortgage

In case you have decided to purchase a property in Spain, we can assist in the process of selection of best mortgage. We know the major banks and savings institutions in Spain that offer the best conditions for non-residents.

3. Insurance

We bring you in contact with the major European Insurance companies or local agents, to find the best option, for your property, car, life insurance or other articles you wish to cover.

4. Administration office

All relevant items, like the assistance with the application of your NIE number (fiscal tax number for nonresidents), your tax declarations, hosting address in Spain, or the importation of your car can be arranged for you. The agency can handle everything, so that you’re always on time with payments.

Apartment in Barcelona

(*) Van den Hout Enterprises is member of the Spanish association of real estate agents (license number 777) AEPI, and Paul van den Hout has a “Master in Real Estate” with the University of Barcelona. The company is registered at the official Real Estate institute AICAT (license number 4261), and Paul is also a certified Coach.

5. Relocation Service Emigration to Spain

In case you are coming to Spain for a longer or permanent period, we could assist, on items like the selection of international schools, arrangements regarding the removal, decoration of the house etc. etc.

6. Supervision of Real Estate Projects

For foreign investors, we offer the supervision of Spanish real estate projects on the Costa Brava and Barcelona. Our real estate promotions service assists together with an international network of agents will support the whole operation, from building to selling. We have various agents and local contacts in countries like The Netherlands, England, Switzerland and Ireland.

To obtain the optimal knowledge of the international demand of properties in Spain, Van den Hout Enterprises assists various international real estate shows in Europe, like in The Netherlands (several times per year), Ireland and UK. Nobody knows the local market better than the agents of Van den Hout Enterprises in the field. This guarantees an up to date knowledge of the demand.

With a clear business vision VDH Enterprises, offer the optimum service for anyone who wishes to buy, sell, build or in any other way invest in the Spanish real estate market.

7. Second Opinion/ Purchase assistance

In case you have found “the house of your dreams” and would like to have an independent advice of real estate specialist.
We check the future purchase on outstanding debts, like a mortgage or other charges, and confirm who is the actual owner.

With our advice you know exactly what will be your position regarding the future purchase and will be well prepared to take such an important decision. For more detailed info. please click here….(purchase Assistance)

They are investing in Spanish Real Estate with our assistance

We met Paul on a “Second Home Exhibition” in The Netherlands. He knows the market very well and understands the specific needs of foreigners. We visited the different areas of the city and fell in love with an apartment in the old town. Paul suggested to have another look at nighttime, as he regarded the area as a bit rough. We did so, and found out that this was NOT our area. We continued our search together and we found a loft-type apartment at the beach area (Barceloneta). VDH assisted us during the whole process, including a complete refurbishment project and Paul has become a personal friend. Very efficient, all-round service. Highly recommendable!

Esther & Paul

From The Netherlands, Owners of an Apartment in Barcelona

We found the services of VDH through the internet. Within hours they sent us a complete report with the “ins & outs” of the local market and a quote of the proposed services. The day afterwards we asked Paul to accompany us with our search for a small palace in the centre of Barcelona, as we had very little time. We found a unique apartment, in downtown BCN, did the negotiations together, and had a fantastic deal! Wow, things go different in Spain.

The company, and specially Paul are highly recommendable and offered their service network. They took care of everything, including signing the purchase Deed with a power of attorney. With such an important decision, it felt very safe to have someone you could trust, especially if you live so far away.

Joel Kahn

From Australia, owner of a beautiful apartment in Barcelona

We contacted Paul after the very positive experience of my parents with him, a couple of years earlier, when they bought a villa in Tossa de Mar (Costa Brava). In our case, it was a complicated (legal) process and Paul was always there to support us.


We felt very comfortable having someone with his experience, working on our behalf. Many times, people underestimate the difficulties of buying a home abroad.

It´s not just the language problem, but there are also many cultural differences, between “northern and southern Europe”.

Frankie Gregorkiewicz

From Poland, Owner of a villa in Tossa de Mar (Costa Brava)

Don't waste your time

If you don’´t want to waste your precious time, we are pleased to prepare a “tailor made offer”. We´ll defend your interests during the whole process and you´ll have your personal advisor working for you.

Contact Us


(+34) 609 321 308



Lepant 286-288,

08013 Barcelona Spain

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Van den Hout Enterprises

Throughout the past 30 years, Paul van den Hout has been closely involved with multinational companies as a sales-and marketing manager. He has been living and working in Spain since 1989.

Initially based in Madrid during six years, afterwards he moved to Barcelona,

where he runs his office from the centre of the city, close to the famous Sagrada Familia (Gaudi) temple.

Paul worked for various multinationals, in the Tourism, Food & Beverage, Leisure and Real Estate industry. This experience has served him well creating his “Helpdesk”.

In 2020 he published the interactive guide “El Camino”(The Path), supporting adolescents with the difficult choice of their career.

Since 2014 Paul is also collaborating with the international Business School ESADE, on Leadership- and Cultural Change programs for (inter)national students.

He is a certified Professional Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), supporting private persons and companies, getting the utmost out of each situation.

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