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9 years ago

Purchasing a Flat

9 years ago
Hello everyone,

I was curious if any expats have experiencing purchasing a home. My wife is Polish and we live in the USA. After another year of saving we are hoping to purchase a flat in Rzeszow to live/work permanently. We have already inquired a bit with Polish banks and they will not lend money unless one individual is earning PLN and paying Polish taxes. From my understanding its a new law that went into affect 2014.

Alior Bank officially gave us a mock up of 4.4% + LIBOR then another 2.2% until the building is finished on top of many fees and a 2.5% commission. I don't believe this included insurance for the property or ourselves. Its a lot more then we anticipated but they are the only bank willing to entertain the idea of lending to nonPolish residents

We spoke with a BNP Paribas and an agent in Rzeszow said it might be possible. He has not responded to our email.

Citibank and Deutsche Bank give the impression that they will offer you a loan but I don't believe the front line phone agents are familiar with this. My wife read on another forum that a nonPolish resident did get approved for a Deutsche Bank loan. The reps we spoke with said this was not possible.

Does anyone have any success stories to share?

thank you
Robert

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