|Historically, buying real estate in Costa Rica has been a cash only transaction for foreigners. Either you have the cash, or obtain it by refinancing an asset back home. Trying to obtain a loan from a bank in Costa Rica was almost impossible. That has changed dramatically with today’s announcement; Banco Banex in Costa Rica in cooperation with Stewart Title Mortgage has forged a strong relationship to develop a new lending program specifically designed for non-resident citizens.
Historically, buying real estate in Costa Rica has been a cash only transaction for foreigners. Either you have the cash, or obtain it by refinancing an asset back home. Trying to obtain a loan from a bank in Costa Rica was almost impossible. That has changed dramatically with today’s announcement; Banco Banex in Costa Rica in cooperation with Stewart Title Mortgage has forged a strong relationship to develop a new lending program specifically designed for non-resident citizens.
Loan Program Details For a house or condo, Banex offers a 20 year adjustable rate mortgage with a 25% down payment requirement (75% LTV) for a wage earner and 30% down payment (70% LTV) for self-employed or non- wage earning borrower.
On land (lot), Banex will loan up to 10 years with a 40% down payment (60% LTV). There are no pre-payment penalties. Title insurance is available through Stewart Title. This financing option is designed to get you invested now in Costa Rican real estate so you can immediately begin to take advantage of price appreciation over time. You can always sell the property in a year or two to cash in your equity build up or sell another asset later, and pay off the loan.
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Contact Banex Bank by email
Tel. (506) 257-0522
Fax. (506) 256-0210
Apdo. Postal: 7983-1000 San José
Av. 1, C. Ctrl, Edificio Banex, San José
Contact Stewart Title by email
Stewart Costa Rica, ABC, S.A.
Barrio Otoya, Avenida 9, Calles 13-15
Edificio Teral No. 2, segundo piso.
San Jose, Costa Rica
In Costa Rica: 800-STEWART
The purchase of a house is the greatest investment that most people make throughout their lives. It is a decision that must be based on the greatest quantity of information possible and the best financial advice you can obtain. Our mortgage loans have been designed thinking of you, offering you different options of interest, term and fees, to adapt to your needs.
We offer you the best plans in order that you may purchase or remodel your house. You have up to 30 years to repay the loan, at attractive interest rates, in colones, dollars or our exclusive ScotiaMix option; with monthly payments in accordance with your capacity.
ScotiaMix is a novel way of financing, unique in the local market, which on the one hand, diminishes the risk of a financing in dollars, and on the other, offers you a monthly payment lower than the one of a loan 100% in colones.
ScotiaMix is the combination of a mortgage in dollars and a mortgage in colones in a single loan, in which the percentage of the amount in colones and dollars depends on your needs and possibilities.
Our team of financial advisers will help you to determine the best combination of credit for you, in accordance with your needs and financial capacity.
We invite you to figure the numbers out.
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More information at 800-1Scotia (726842)
Loans for purchase of lots
Scotiabank gives you the possibility of purchasing your lot in a residential zone, for the purpose of building your house there in the future, at very competitive interest rates and conditions, and the quality of service of Scotiabank.
For further information, call 800-1Scotia, or visit us at any of our branches!
As Costa Rica's only true mortgage brokerage, we are uniquely capable of presenting you with the full range of products offered by both US and Costa Rican lenders. We have competitors who have made a business out of representing a sole lender but know you expect more from your mortgage brokerage.
When we offer products from Costa Rican lenders, our customers receive lower rates, more favorable terms and service not available by going direct. Our customers who finance through Costa Rican banks rarely require life insurance and get lender pre-approvals in 3-5 business days with no application fees.
Minimum loan $100K-$150K depending on program.
Financing Available For:
- Condo Pre-Sales
Purchase Financing, Credit Lines and Refi's
Available Programs Include:
- 30 yr mortgages
- Fixed rate and ARM's
- 80% financing (or more in some cases)
- Rates as low as 7%
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