The reason for your next house
Are you moving in together or do you already live together and expecting a growing family, then you may need more space. But you may also have increased your income and would like to have more living comfort. Whatever your reason is for buying a next house, it’s important to know your financial possibilities. Because this depends on multiple factors, it’s wise to first have an orientation meeting with a mortgage advisor, which is free of charge and without obligation. This way, you can start your house hunt well-prepared.
The equity in your current house
The house you currently live in may have equity. This equity is important for determining the price range in which you can look for your next house. You can calculate the equity by subtracting the outstanding mortgage and sales costs from the current market value. In principle, you can do what you want with the equity from the sale of your old house, but if you want to benefit from the maximum mortgage interest deduction, it’s wise to use your equity for the purchase or renovation of your next house. If you don’t do this, the interest on a portion of your new mortgage, equal to your equity, is not deductible. This non-deductible portion is also called a box 3 loan.
Taking your mortgage with you
It’s possible to take your old mortgage with you to the mortgage for your new house. You actually do take out a new mortgage, but you keep the terms, interest, and monthly payments of your old mortgage. If your new mortgage is higher, you’ll still need to take out a new mortgage for that higher amount. Taking your mortgage with you is usually advantageous if the interest on your old mortgage is lower than the interest on newly taken out mortgages.
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