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SELLING IN NEGATIVE EQUITY-WHAT TO DO?

A regular phrase EU Property Solutions hear in our work is that individuals refer to themselves as “mortgage prisoners”. They believe that as they have negative equity they have no option but to continue to pay the property mortgage and continue property ownership. Believing that selling in negative equity is not an option. EU Property…

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THREE SPANISH PROPERTY MARKETS

EU Property Solutions specialize in Spanish Property Debt issues and following recent observations we have identified three separate property markets in the country. Small level local property market. This market revolves around Spanish communities and towns you would consider being home for local Spanish citizens. This market is separate to the market EU Property Solutions…

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THE DEADLINE LOOMS – RECLAIM ON UNFINISHED SPANISH DEVELOPMENT

THE DEADLINE LOOMS – RECLAIM ON UNFINISHED SPANISH DEVELOPMENT

It may appear we are ‘raking over old coals’, but never has this subject of Unfinished Developments in Spain been more relevant especially now as the deadline for submitting claims is rapidly approaching. There are many horror stories of people committing to buying off plan Spanish developments. Fast forward, these developments now remain, too unprofitable…

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NEGATIVE EQUITY-THE NEXT STEP

“What is negative equity?” Do you ever ask yourself-What exactly is Negative Equity and what does this mean for my home abroad? This is completely understandable; we hear these questions frequently from concerned clients. Almost 12 years ago pre 2007 crash, many people purchased property in Spain and across Europe at the height of an…

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TROUBLE AHEAD-Foreign Interest-Only Mortgages

10-year interest-only mortgages to come to an end this year for properties purchased in the peak of 2007 in Spain. Spain’s collapsing prices over the years have left homeowners with numerous arrears. With the breakdown of Spain’s property market in 2007, it has been evident that Spain’s national average house prices rose by thousands of…

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SUMMER IS CANCELLED…CAN YOU SURVIVE?

We are fast approaching peak holiday season and with School Summer Holidays close by, overseas property investors can expect to cash in on excellent rentals during this period. But are you ready for when the holiday season ends? It can be easy for your mortgage to become unaffordable when rentals die down after the summer…

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Handing back the keys – am I still liable?

Many owners of negative equity or unaffordable property in Spain who contact us advise that they simply handed back the keys to their overseas lender and walked away after the market collapsed. A significant majority believe this ended their overseas property ownership and debt – this is incorrect. As wronged as many feel they have…

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Full Mortgage Write Off in San Luis Sabinillas, Malaga

A retired couple from Nottinghamshire approached us with their holiday apartment in San Luis Sabinillas, near Duquesa on the Costa del Sol. They had a mortgage outstanding of €170,000, with the property being valued at €159,000. The monthly cost was €90 – but the issue here was this product was sold on an interest only…

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Another La Cala Success – Complete Debt Write Off

A married couple from Hertfordshire approached us with their holiday villa in La Cala Golf & Country Club. They had an outstanding mortgage of €678,000 with Banco Sabadell. The property was valued at €599,000 and the couple found it very hard to find buyers due to the uncertainty that Brexit has brought, coupled with Spanish…

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