Guide to Buying Property in the Bahamas
The Bahamas Property Market
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Bahamian Mortgages Options
When considering the options for a
Bahamian mortgage on your overseas property there are a couple of choices to
Do you consider raising finance on your existing property in the UK to cover the
whole cost of your purchase abroad? A good idea if the interest rate in the country
in question is a lot higher than it is here in the UK as you will pay a lot less
in monthly repayments.
Do you secure a mortgage against the property from a local bank in the country of
purchase? This can be a wise option especially if the interest rate is lower than
our current UK interest rate. Most overseas mortgage / bank lenders will require
upto 30% deposit on mortgages. However, you will need to give some thought to how
you will service your mortgage payments each month especially if you are not living
or earning in that country as you may well lose out on exchanging money each time
to cover monthly expenses. Check out our
Foreign Currency page to see how you can save money in this example
Some Builders and developers may well offer their own mortgage facilities on their
properties for sale. This can be beneficial to both parties depending on the logistics
of the mortgage or loan facility. Always check and compare with the two options
above before making your final descision.
For more details on Mortgages
in Bahamas visit our Mortgage page in the Bahamas section.
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