I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m Las Palmas’ resident property expert. I work for RE/MAX Cony Overseas, one of the city’s oldest estate agencies and the first RE/MAX office to open in Europe. Cony Overseas has an excellent local reputation and has helped hundreds of foreign buyers and sellers in Las Palmas and all over Gran […]
Getting a local mortgage in Gran Canaria requires a fair bit of paperwork. However, interest rates are low and Spanish banks are lending with good conditions. Here’s my guide to getting a Gran Canaria mortgage in 2020. [Read more…]
Here’s my guide to getting a Gran Canaria mortgage from local banks in 2018 for both resident and non-resident buyers.
Gran Canaria mortgage introduction
As with everything in Spain, getting a local mortgage in Gran Canaria involves plenty of paperwork. However, the system works well and is relatively straightforward if you know what to do. [Read more…]
Here’s pretty much everything you need to know about getting a Gran Canaria mortgage in 2017…
Getting a Gran Canaria mortgage
Getting a mortgage in Gran Canaria involves lots of paperwork but isn’t a particularly complex procedure.
However, depending on the bank and on your circumstances, it can take anything between seven days and four months to go from application to approval.
Here are a couple of vital points to bear in mind… [Read more…]
The clausula suelo and how it affects Gran Canaria property owners
Spanish banks have long included a minimum interest rate clause in their mortgage contracts. It guaranteed their profits even during periods of low interest rates.
It also left lots of people paying high rates when the EURIBOR is at a record low.
In 2013, the Spanish Supreme Court said the clauses were illegal in these circumstances… [Read more…]