KBC to move to lower LTV’s for ‘rural’ or ‘non-urban’ homes

KBC Have just announced that they are going to pull back on the loan to value (the amount they will finance on a mortgage) for ‘non urban’ properties, effectively all properties that are not in cities and towns. They have gone as far as defining this.

They are also not taking chances on higher end properties. We are of the opinion that non-apartment second hand homes are almost ‘the only’ market that is active and that at the higher end of the market the fallout will continue, this ties in with the KBC view – they are expressing that very concern by dropping LTV’s on loans over €400,000.

So the new situation is:

Home Purchaser – First Time Buyer or Mover Maximum LTV for loans up to €400K or  less

* Up to 90% for urban areas* * Up to 80% for all other areas

Maximum LTV for loans over €400K

* Up to 80%

* “Urban” locations defined as towns/cities with population of >15,000 and population centres within Meath, Kildare, Wicklow with population of > 3,000 (all at Lender’s …

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