Property Financing Overseas

“Kathleen, when buying a home in Europe or another region, do you use your credit score from the United States…or what?”

–Doug B., United States

No. With the exception of Panama, where some local banks do request U.S. credit reports as part of the mortgage applications process, in other places where it is possible for foreigners to arrange local bank financing for the purchase of real estate, you use tax returns and other documents to prove your income and ability to make monthly payments.

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