With the price of property stabilising and homes being sold at competitive prices, more and more people are considering buying property. Whether it is a first home or as a second residence, taking out a Home Loan with a local bank is usually an affordable solution for most people.

Bank customers can take out a Home Loan for up to 90% of the purchase price and/or completion costs.

The banks offer their clients competitive interest rates and the loan is paid back to the bank monthly in affordable amounts according to one’s gross income. A bank in Malta also offers flexible loan repayment terms of up to 40 years as long as the loan is repaid by the time the client reaches 65 years of age.

In turn, even the best bank asks that the property itself is offered as security and a life assurance policy for the full value of the loan is required. An insurance policy to cover the replacement value of the property is also required.

Some banks offer first time buyers advantageous interest rates, presently at 1% over the bank’s base rate, for loans of up to €120,000 and 1.1% for loans between €120,000 and €150,000. They also waive any processing fees and charge 50% of the bank’s legal fees. Clients of Home Loans can also take out an additional loan to purchase furniture and appliances.

You can actually see how much the bank is prepared to lend you for a Home Loan by going into a bank’s website and using their affordability home loan calculator. After you have decided to borrow a certain amount to purchase your next property, the bank usually takes around 48 hours to take a decision of whether to lend you the money or not. Buying a property is definitely easier when you take out a Home Loan.