You don’t need to be wealthy to buy your Nicaragua vacation home. More and more exciting financing opportunities are coming on the market.
The real estate in Nicaragua has exploded over the past decade. Retiring baby boomer have realized that Nicaragua real estate offers the same as can be found in Costa Rica but for half of the cost. Nicaraguan vacation homes have become a hot ticket. Up until recently, most real estate sales in this country have been completed as cash only transactions. However, this scenario has changed as the investment market matures and various financing options have emerged.
It is now possible to secure financing from some of the more prominent and reputable Nicaraguan banks such as BDF, Bancentro and BAC. Qualified buyers with the right documentation can access loans of up to 80-95 % of the total purchase price. Although interest rates are becoming more competitive they still float in the range of 9-12% per annum amortized over 10 years. Most mortgages contain an option to extend the amortization by another five 5 years.
Multiple resort developments are offering developer financing. This type of financing can provide the savvy purchaser with a great deal. For example, a brand new beach condominium project within walking distance of the shops and bars and restaurants of San Juan del Sur is offering 15 year financing at 9% interest. This development is upscale and located right on the beach. Other nearby developments are offering 7 year financing on condos, ocean view lots and completed houses at 8% with a 30% down payment. Even if it is not advertised you should ask about developer financing.
Yet another type of available financing includes developments that have specific arrangements with American style mortgage brokers. This type of financing option offers longer term financing opportunities on very competitive terms. The terms of this type of financing is similar to that offered by American or Canadian banks.
Another means by which to get the money for your Nicaragua vacation home is called a vendor take back mortgage. Although less common than the other types of financing, it can be worth asking the vendor if he or she would consider it. These days there are an increasing number of Nicaragua real estate deals closing on these terms. The North American credit market has become very tight and Vendors know this. For the right vendor this might be the perfect way to a quick sale.
Financial assistance in buying your Nicaragua vacation home is now available. These financing options have made Nicaragua real estate more attractive than ever. These options coupled with Nicaragua’s low cost of living make investing in Nicaragua Real Estate more interesting than ever before. Financing your Nicaragua vacation is now a real possibility.