Evolution of interest rates for new real estate loans in the Luxembourg in 2024

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Evolution of interest rates for new real estate loans in the Luxembourg in 2024

If you are considering purchasing a property in Luxembourg and wondering what interest rates are currently in effect, this article will provide you with all the essential information for your future purchase or real estate investment.

Following the sharp increase in interest rates at the end of 2022, a first significant decrease was observed at the beginning of the current year. Dropping from 4.8% to 3.8%, the mortgage interest rate is becoming increasingly attractive. Some banks even offer rates of around 3.5%, provided that your dossier is solid and the property you're aiming for has a good energy class, ideally A or B.

Choosing between fixed rates, variable rates, and revisable rates: Which is the best choice?

In Luxembourg, various types of interest rates are available for mortgage loans:

Fixed Rates: The interest rate remains constant throughout the loan term. It is possible to renegotiate this rate during the loan term, but this may incur penalties to the bank.

Variable Rates: The interest rate varies based on fluctuations in the financial market. This type of rate was popular in Luxembourg before the sharp increase in interest rates in 2022. Since then, it has become less attractive as it is generally higher than the fixed rate.

Revisable Rates: The rate is fixed for a certain period (e.g., three years) and then becomes variable for the remainder of the loan term. When the revisable period expires, it is possible to renegotiate the loan and switch to a more advantageous fixed rate, provided that interest rates have decreased during this period.

Each type of interest rate has its pros and cons, and the choice will depend on your personal financial situation, risk tolerance, and outlook on interest rate movements. Before making a decision, it is advisable to consult a financial expert to assess the various options available and choose the one that best suits your needs.

The ECB forecasts a decrease in interest rates by the end of the year, and this trend could continue in the coming years. Therefore, it may be worthwhile to switch to a revisable fixed rate in 3 to 4 years to take advantage of future interest rate cuts without penalties.

Through collaboration with local mortgage brokers, Nextimmo is able to negotiate the best terms for you. Feel free to contact us for further information.