Financing

Need financing for your holiday home? Recreation home financing requires expert advice. There are different types of interest and amortization methods. The interest paid is higher than that of a mortgage on a first home and is not deductible. Any rental income is free of income tax. Your holiday home, however, falls in box 3; the (im)movable property part of your investment is subject to capital gains tax.

A few years ago, many banks decided to make no or minimal credit available for the purchase of a holiday home. In order to increase the chance of a positive recommendation on your mortgage application, you must take into account a number of specific game rules:
When purchasing a holiday home, personal cash is required (freely disposable resources and/or equity), the amount of own money required is different for each bank and may partly depend on the appraised value.

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A few years ago, many banks decided to make no or minimal credit available for the purchase of a holiday home. In order to increase the chance of a positive recommendation on your mortgage application, you must take into account a number of specific game rules.

Ten important things at a glance:

  1. The number of banks that finance holiday homes is limited, so submitting it correctly in one go is of the utmost importance;
  2. The criteria set for financing a holiday home are very different from the criteria for a first home. It is also important whether you rent out; some banks include the proceeds as income and therefore increase your borrowing capacity;
  3. Is the home built on private land?;
  4. Is there a connection to utilities?;
  5. Is the home movable or not (fixed foundation)?;
  6. Does the house have its own bathroom/toilet and heating options?;
  7. Is the minimum forced sale value €100,000?;
  8. Opportunities are usually found in consumer credit. Provided your income and financial capacity are sufficient, it is possible to receive credit up to € 75,000;
  9. VAT financing is usually not possible. Some parks have solutions for this. You can ask us for the possibilities;
  10. It is never possible to co-finance the inventory.