María Eugenia Velásquez
In Spain, the dream of building your own custom-built passive house becomes a reality with an "autopromotor" mortgage.
This type of loan is designed to finance the construction from scratch of a home for own use, and therefore has some features that are slightly different from ordinary mortgages, which are designed for the purchase of already built homes.
Read on and find out everything you need to know about "autopromotor" mortgages to finance the construction of your next passive house. And if you have any questions, we'll be happy to talk to you.
The way in which a self-promoter mortgage is executed may vary somewhat from one bank to another, but in general they work as follows:
Something important to bear in mind is that this type of mortgage does not include the purchase of the land, as they are designed to finance only the execution of the work. Therefore, to be able to access a self-build mortgage it is necessary that you already own a plot of land. If you also need to finance the land, a good option is to do so with a personal loan.
To apply for a self-build mortgage you will need to submit a number of documents to the bank:
Yes, self-build mortgages also apply to the construction of prefabricated houses, as is the case with our timber frame houses. The only prerequisite is that the house is anchored to the ground, i.e. that it has a foundation, and therefore is not a mobile home.
There are banks such as Triodos Bank, which promote the construction of sustainable housing such as passive houses or Passivhaus.
They value the fact that you buy a home that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and promotes energy saving, in order to limit the environmental impact and combat climate change. To this end, they offer better conditions depending on the energy rating of the home to be financed.
Sara, our contact person at Triodos Bank, will be able to give you more information.
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