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Ideal Homes has provided mortgage brokerage services since 2013. This area of the business evolved organically to ensure our clients were well informed and confident in their real estate investments in the Algarve or Portugal.


Detailed informaton on financing a property investment in the Algarve or Portugal as well as sample mortgage calculation can be found on our Mortgage Website.


Some determining factors when it comes to qualification and rates for a Portuguese Mortgage. Banks take two criteria into consideration when analysing your mortgage file for approval: Financial strength and property valuation.

Your financial strength and property valuation will be assessed as follows:
Income. A bank will require proof of your current earnings such as salary income, dividend payments, investment income, pension income and rental income. This information will help the lender to ascertain if you can comfortably afford the monthly cost of your Portuguese mortgage. A bank will also consider the net income of each applicant confirmed by pay/pension slips, tax return and bank statements.
Existing debts. The lender will require confirmation by way of a credit report or loan/mortgage statement in order to analyse your monthly fixed commitments for existing liabilities such as mortgages, personal loans and credit cards.
Employment history. The lender will require proof of your current employment in form of an employer's reference letter. If you are self-employed a bank will require information about your company, confirmed by your accountant.
Credit history. A bank will require a credit report from your country of residence (if available) and will also carry out a check with the Bank of Portugal for any existing liabilities in the country.
Property valuation. A bank will commission an independent engineer to value your property. Banks are currently lending between 60-80% of the valuation price. Ideal Homes Portugal will liaise with your appointed key holder and arrange a visit to the property with the designated engineer. We will also arrange for all necessary property documentation for the bank.
Whether you have just set out on your exciting journey to buy abroad, or have already decided on a property in the Algarve or Portugal we look forward to helping guide you through the buying process and finding financing to help you make your real estate investment in Portugal a reality.  
For more information, contact our mortgage broker or head on over to our website dedicated entirely to mortgages in Portugal!