When & How to apply for a Polish Mortgage - 6 Tips

Team BigDoor24 - Friday, January 25, 2019 Tags: Buy General Information Home Loan Investment Polish Mortgage Sell

When to apply, How to apply, What to consider - Polish Mortgages

6 Tips that may save you serious Zloty

Through our own experience and detailed interviews with numerous Polish Credit Advisors the following are our best tips when applying for a Polish mortgage. Some tips are obvious, some less so, but all are important whether you are new to the country or a native Pole.

If you think we missed something or simply need more information please contact us and we will do our best to help you.

Tip 1 - It costs nothing to apply so do it early

You are looking to buy a property but will require a mortgage. Well, before you even start looking the first thing you should do is to find out how much you can borrow. Seems obvious but lots of people leave this too late and find themselves rushing with applications at the last moment.

Tip 2 - You don't need a hard Mortgage offer but you should have a ballpark idea before you begin

It can all be a little chicken and egg as the bank will not confirm how much until they know about the property and of course you don't know which property until you know how much you can borrow.

Obviously, signing a preliminary agreement with the seller and paying the non-refundable 10 % deposit can be daunting without an actual guarantee from the bank so do what you can now to avoid this predicament.

Tip 3 - Don't apply to all banks yourself, it may damage your borrowing ability

It's a long time since relationships between a bank and their customer had any importance and these days it is a simple numbers game so applying to every bank would seem to make more sense. But did you know that this can currently hurt your chances of success?

At present, the rating agency used by all banks will reduce your credit rating if you are seen to apply to more than three banks, Daft, we know, but there you go.

Tip 4 - Use a qualified professional Advisor - they're free and can only help

Tip 3 makes it even more important that you employ the services of a qualified independent Credit Advisor. They earn commission from the bank so there is no charge to you for their work. A good Advisor should be able to assess your situation quickly and give you good guidance on how much you can expect to borrow. Additionally they will also be aware of which banks would be more interested in lending to you, thus increasing your chances of success. We would add, assume nothing. Bring a notepad with you for the meeting and ask every and all questions you can think of re documents required, timeframes, breakdown of costs/penalties etc..

Tip 5 - Be aware of the ancillary costs when budgeting

When budgeting, be sure to include the valuation and arrangement fees that can be anywhere between 1-3 % of the loan amount. This is in addition to the actual costs of purchase. Both of these costs can be , of course, reduced by using Bigdoor24.pl.

Tip 6 - Not using BigDoor24 can actually cost you money!

When you request contact with an independent professional Credit Advisor through BigDoor24.pl, you will receive cashback on a successful application . (zl. 200 per zl. 100k borrowed). We have relationships with the largest Financial Advisory groups in Poland such as Expander, OpenFinance etc.. Additionally we also have built in commission discounts with HomeBroker and other national & local Real Estate agencies.

By not using BigDoor24.pl you will get ... ahmmm... 0 zl. t&c's apply

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Every time you refer us to a successful applicant you will get a zl. 250 Thank you voucher for a retailer of your choice. Simply register with BigDoor24.pl, and you will receive a personal referral code and further details.

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