Published On: Febbraio 16, 2024Categories: Legal407 words2,1 min read

Good news for overseas property buyers
Expanding of your Budget and power of purchase

Securing of a non-resident Italian mortgage to purchasing a property has always been considered in the past kind of complicated, if not virtually impossible.
The current historical situation might instead lead to a different scenario, and for the following reasons:
1) At the moment banks are “particularly liquid” (meaning with an over excess of liquidity/cash) and lately they seem to be more keen to open the doors to this “financial product” (non-resident mortgages for instance)
2) After the rise registered in the last quarter of the year 2022 and all 2023, Interest rates are finally about to drop, with this meaning that the economy is less fragile and the financial conditions more favorable for the home buyers
3) Inflation seems now to be under reasonable control
4) The growth of the real estate market is on hold

On the other hand – and if compared with the general conditions applied by the American banks – the interest rate in Europe remains anyway more convenient.

Given all this and the structural need of the bank to allocate this excess of liquidity in a stable way, 2024 could be the year that marks a decisive inversion of the trend.

A brief overview:
Fon ron-residents, the maximum that an Italian bank would loan si equal to 50-60% LTV, typically with a minimum of eur 50.000

  • Only properties that are complying with urban-planning and cadastral regulations can be eligible for a mortgage
  • The applicant needs to provide the banks with certified documents about the income and financial status
  • Before placing an Offer to Purchase in for the property you wish to buy, it is advisable to get a financial pre-approval through a mortgage broker
  • Timing to secure a mortgage is typically 6-8 weeks from the moment that a preliminary agreement of the property has been signed by the Parties
  • The side costs of arranging a mortgage to be considered are: a) Mortgage tax of 2% of the amount borrowed for second home buyers; b) notary mortgage deed fee, usually ranging between €2500 – €3000; c) Bank survey; d) Property insurance; e) Mortgage broker fee; f) Proxy fee

At Clemente Law firm we have a local network of experienced brokers holding valuable contacts with many Italian banks that can find you the best deal.

We can also help you executing of the mortgage agreement (together with the sale&purchase one) everywhere in Italy and being appointed as your Proxy.

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