The slightest blemish will send your credit application crumbling down
is this still the case ?
I remember when I was applying for my mortgage a few years ago this was indeed true; fortunately my credit report was perfect, but the mortgage broker told me that even if there had only been one missed payment on a credit card then many banks would not touch you !
I think it may be slightly different now; all our clients will be applying for their mortgages in about 12-18months time as they tend to go for the preferential payment plan of 10/90 or 20/80, so with most developments not expected for completion till end of 2008 or sometime in 2009 they will only be applying for their mortgages around 2-3 months prior to handover. I have been running my company for just over a year, and up to now none of our clients have had to apply for mortgages on properties bought via my company.
The mortgage brokers we deal with have said things are improving, and it is possible for most people to be accepted, but the interest rate may not be that attractive :o)
What like Zakopane holiday homes
Zakopane is probably the best known ski resort in Poland .... and prices are very high in my opinion, in fact on par if not exceeding Krakow prices. We see that investors are looking at other areas of Poland to purchase holiday homes.
Having said this my company will probably have some Zakopane properties available early next year, at the moment we're at the negotiations stage - other properties we have are in Wisla, and these are proving very popular indeed.
A lot of Poles are looking for holiday homes in seaside resorts as well as places like Mazury (lakes).
Like I mentioned earlier, the holiday homes my company has access to are at the luxury end of the market, but even these are selling well.
Wroclaw Boy ...I'll PM you in the next few days.
We attended the first Polish Property Show here in West London over the weekend and I can see myself quite busy following up a number of leads - having said that, in my opinion the show was badly advertised by the organisers and only Poles attended, and not British investors.