When it comes to securing follow-up financing in Germany, there are different models available — and it pays to understand the differences.
When you extend your real estate financing through your current lender, it's called "Prolongation". It's the easiest option but also the one with the least room for negotiating better terms. "Umschuldung," which is when you secure follow-up financing through a different lender, requires you to do some work to compare offers from various banks, but it also gives you the freedom to choose the one you like best. A "forward loan" is similar to Umschuldung, except that it allows you to secure a low interest rate anywhere from one to five-and-a-half years before your lock-in period ends. Click here to learn more.
In most cases, it's your job to get the ball rolling. You can either go collect offers from different lenders yourself, hire a mortgage broker, or you can have us do it. Urbyo's financial experts are available to help you every step of the way. For example, they'll collect offers for you at the beginning of the process, and they'll deal with the bank to get you approved for financing at the end of it. To get started, just send us a message. The fastest way is through our .
Or you can just wait: your current lender will send you an offer for follow-up financing at least three months before the end of your lock-in period. To learn more about whether you should let it come to this, click here.
Follow-up financing is an extension on your real estate financing once your lock-in period ends. Click her to learn more.
It depends on various factors, such as the price of the property, your income situation, and the desired interest rates. The more equity you bring in, the lower the interest rates. We're happy to calculate the best possible option for you.
An extra payment is an unscheduled payment on your loan. It reduces both the term of the loan and the total interest that you end up paying.
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