Buying in: Paris 11th
Property price: €510,000
Mortgage amount: €408,000
Mortgage type: Repayment
Mortgage term: 15 years
Interest rate: 1,80% fixed
The client wanted the highest LTV available at the best possible rate as her personal contribution was limited because she had just paid off the mortgage on another second home.
However, the bank that was ticking all those boxes would not finance the estate agent fees and insisted that they must be paid by the client.
In order to reduce the upfront costs as much as possible, we asked the estate agent and the vendor if we could re-write the compromis de vente and add the estate agent fees to the purchase price. Though it slightly increased the notary fee, mortgage tax and the amount of interest paid over 15 years (by a few thousands), it allowed the client to reduce her upfront costs by €20,000. She could then use this sum to decorate the property.
The client was very pleased with the solution as we fixed her short-term issue. The extra interest could also be resolved by repaying the mortgage early.