February’s Spanish mortgage example for a Spanish property worth €105,800

This month has seen snow batter the majority of the UK, so we thought we’d base this month’s Spanish mortgage example on a property that benefits from a lot more sunshine. This two bed apartment is located in Lo Pagan, Murcia, and is just a five minute walk from the award-winning sandy beaches of Mar Menor.

Lo Pagan, Murcia property – Spanish mortgage example

This ultra modern, newly built 2 bed, 2 bath apartment is located in a truly fantastic location frontline to the beach. It comes with an architect’s warranty of 10 years, and a rental license is already included. This really is a fantastic investment property.

It benefits from being conveniently close to the local shops, restaurants and the marina. As well as giving you the choice of two nearby airports.

The apartment is fully furnished and equipped, and features light, spacious open plan living spaces. It also benefits from a large rooftop solarium, communal pool and plenty of BBQ spaces.

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Why should you consider Spanish mortgages?

If you are looking for extra funding to purchase a property in Spain, then a Spanish mortgage can be a great strategic move that offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Offsetting the low value of the £ sterling, so once the exchange rate improves you can pay off your mortgage with no penalties.
  • Being able to afford and buy your property sooner.
  • With excellent Spanish mortgage rates available, you may have the opportunity to increase your budget and purchase a home in Spain that’s bigger and/or better.
  • If you are hoping to let your property, the rental returns can help pay towards the mortgage repayments.

Read more about the benefits of choosing a Spanish mortgage or talk to our recommended advisors.

 


Spanish mortgages rates example, option 1

In our example, we have allowed for the additional fees such as taxes, community fees and the legal fees that occur when you buy a property.

Property price – €105,800
Estimated closing costs including all taxes & bank mortgage set up fees at approximately 15% – €15,870
Therefore the total cost of purchase – €121,670

Funds needed to complete (including 35% deposit value & fees) – €52,900 – at an exchange rate of 1.12 = GBP 47,19

Mortgage value (LTV) 65% – €68,770

Cost per month over 25 years @ 2.00% interest rate – €295

In summary, you could buy this Spanish property using a 65% mortgage with combined deposit and fee costs of €52,900 and monthly installments of €295 over 25 years.

 


Spanish mortgages example, option 2

In our example, we have allowed for the additional fees such as taxes, community fees and the legal fees that occur when you buy a property.

Property price – €105,800
Estimated closing costs including all taxes & bank mortgage set up fees at approximately 14% – €15,870
Therefore the total cost of purchase – €121,670

Funds needed to complete (including 45% deposit value & fees) – €63,480 – at an exchange rate of 1.12 = GBP 56,679

Mortgage value (LTV) 55% – €58,190

Cost per month over 25 years @ 2.00% interest rate – €249

In summary, you could buy this Spanish property using a 55% mortgage with combined deposit and fee costs of €63,480 and monthly installments of €249 over 25 years.

*Please check with an officially registered currency exchange company, such as our partners at A Place in the Sun Currency, for up to date exchange rates. The figures shown are for guidance purposes only.

 


Obtaining Spanish mortgages on a property

If you want to know more about Spanish mortgages, our recommended advisors are available to help you. The bilingual, friendly advisors at Fluent finance Abroad (FFA), liaise with the top high street banks in Spain to get you the best rates.

Financing your Spanish property in the UK

If you want to keep your finances closer to home, our UK advisors can offer unbiased guidance and assistance. From remortgages, equity release and loans, they can help release funds from the UK to assist towards your property purchase.

For more information, please download our latest brochure here or contact us directly on 01202 971614.

Currency transfer

When buying overseas it is important to have plans in place on how to transfer funds to pay for the property. Some buyers use their bank but this will typically be charged at higher rates than a specialist currency broker.

We would recommend using a specialist such as A Place in the Sun Currency, as savings on the exchange rate can be used to pay additional costs such as legal fees and furniture packages.

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