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We don’t just build another average calculator; our Affordability Calculator goes the extra mile and takes multiple important factors into account when calculating your borrowing power.
For instance, when assessing your affordability, we have different detailed algorithms for applicants with different employment situations or residential status. What’s more, instead of giving you a rough estimate like other calculators, our advanced system updates regularly in order to give you real-time data provided by 400+ lenders.
All you have to do is to plug in several numbers, then you will get an accurate idea of your maximum affordability and of how much you could borrow for your home loan right away.
Yes, your residency status and work location in Germany do impact the maximum loan amount you can borrow from German lenders. And our Affordability Calculator will take your residency status into your account when assessing how much you can borrow.
If you live and work in Germany: financing levels of more than 100% (i.e. 105% – 108%) are available on the market for you to cover additional costs such as construction costs, land transfer tax, notary and brokerage fees. However, 50 to 60% down payment will get you the best interest rates.
If you live and work abroad: up to 70% - 80% of the property value is possible. Therefore, you have to cover the rest of the costs with down payment.
Yes, but it requires document verification. Getting pre-approved can speed up your home buying process as it helps assure your seller that you can afford to purchase a property up to a defined purchase price. It will also help you stand out from other potential buyers on house viewings.
Even though our smart mortgage calculator can quickly give you an accurate estimate of how much you can borrow, it’s required to verify your financial documents before giving you the mortgage pre-approval.
This is when mortgage experts from LoanLink come in - after you have submitted your financial documents, we will carefully evaluate your ability to pay your monthly payment throughout the course of the mortgage as well as the ability to pay the purchase fees and closing costs. We can then give you the mortgage pre-approval with a range of actual mortgage offers from multiple lenders.
Additionally, we can perform property valuation to further ensure that you can afford to buy the property and that the mortgage deal is in your best interest.
We understand that providing our customers a ballpark figure is a waste of their time, so we update our mortgage interest rate daily by scanning through the whole market. Yet, the eventual rate offered by the lender is influenced by a series of external factors. Moreover, mortgage rates vary from bank to bank since lenders calculate risks differently and the amount they are willing to lend vary from one bank to another. This is why a more detailed assessment with a mortgage expert is absolutely necessary.
The most important factors that influence how banks determine mortgage interest rate can be boiled down to three categories: financing, borrower’s circumstances, and capital markets conditions. Firstly, the rate usually is usually calculated based on the risk that borrowers might not repay the loan. Therefore, if the down payment is low which requires a higher loan amount and longer loan term, the rate will likely be higher. Secondly, your income, credit history, age and marital status also partly influence your mortgage rate. Lastly, market performance also plays a role in influencing the interest rate, since it affects the demand for loans.
Negotiating the best interest rate is important because even a small difference in your interest rate can affect the cost of your home loan by several thousands of dollars. But given the complexity of how the rate is determined, it’s best to discuss with a mortgage advisor in order to secure the best rate that fits your personal circumstances. Most of our customers receive an in-depth recommendation within 24 hours.
Since every situation is completely unique, the time it takes to secure a mortgage varies from person to person. Generally, it will take between 3 days to 4 weeks from starting the application process to receiving the actual mortgage confirmation, provided that your application process goes smoothly. The actual time it takes depends on your lender and your specific situation. If you need a mortgage in the shortest time possible, our mortgage advisors will take that into account when they choose a lender for you.
The German government indeed offers various funding programs to support homebuyers, most prominently, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) offers a range of low interest support programs to help people buy, build or renovate a home. For more information, you may check out this blog foran overview of the KfW funding products.
First-time buyers with children are eligible for a grant of €12,000 per child via a federal government initiative called Baukindergeld. To qualify, the income for families with one child needs to be below €75,000. The applicant income scale increases by €15,000 per child. This subsidy covers children under the age of 18 at the rate of €1,200 per year for 10 years. It does not need to be repaid.
Building society loan (Bausparvertrag) is a home saving contract where participants of the program first pay into a common pool of money in a building society (Bausparkasse), which is a certain percentage of the required loan. Then the payments are given to people who already have a loan claim. Participants benefit from low and secure interest rate and guaranteed constant monthly installments.
At LoanLink, our mortgage experts have supported a number of homebuyers to receive fundings from multiple government sponsored funding programs. Speak with your dedicated mortgage expert then we can tailor the mortgage to suit your personal and financial circumstances – and you can start planning how to decorate your new home!