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Yoselin Martínez 14 / 03 / 2024 12 min.

Denied mortgage? Here's how to buy a house in Mexico | Yave.mx

Receiving a denial on your mortgage application can be disheartening, especially when you've set your sights on owning a home in Mexico. However, it's crucial to understand that a rejection doesn't necessarily mean the end of your homeownership dreams. There are several steps you can take to potentially overturn the decision or improve your chances in the future.


1. Understand the reason for denial:

The first step is to understand why your application was denied. Lenders are required to provide a reason for the rejection, typically in writing. Common reasons include poor credit history, insufficient income, high debt-to-income ratio, or issues with the property appraisal. Understanding the specific reasons will guide your next steps.

2. Review your credit report:

If your credit history was a factor, obtain a copy of your credit report from major credit bureaus like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Check for inaccuracies or discrepancies that could have negatively impacted your credit score. Dispute any errors you find to improve your credit standing.

3. Strengthen your financial profile:

Work on improving your financial situation by paying off outstanding debts, reducing credit card balances, and increasing your savings. A stronger financial profile can make you a more attractive borrower in the eyes of lenders.

4. Consider alternative lenders:

If traditional banks or mortgage lenders have denied your application, explore alternative lending options such as online lenders or specialized mortgage programs. These lenders may have different eligibility criteria and be more willing to work with borrowers with unique financial circumstances.

Yave, the best mortgage for foreigners

Yave is a Mexican proptech company that offers mortgage loans through a fast and efficient digital approval platform. Unlike traditional institutions, Yave provides a fast, flexible, and 100% online mortgage loan.

Yave offers you:

  • Financing of up to 85% of the property value. Only a 15% down payment is required.
  • Most nationalities qualify (US, Canadian, European Union, China, Japan, Australia and more).
    Flexibility in the Credit Bureau. Scores from 680 (FICO) are accepted, as well as credit histories from all nationalities.
  • Flexibility in immigration status. Residence in Mexico is not necessary, only legal stay in the country (FM3, FM2, and FMM).
  • Multiple co-borrowers. The client's co-borrowers can be friends, family members, or partners (without the need to be married). From 1 to 5 co-borrowers in total.
  • 100% online process (except at the moment of buying the home). Approval takes 24 to 72 hours, while the processing time ranges from 1.5 to 2 months.
  • Personalized service. Yave provides personalized assistance in Spanish and English. Support is available 24/7.
  • Loan in Mexican pesos (historically, the USD appreciates its value vs the Mexican peso).
  • Fix interest rate, Up to 20 year term.
  • No prepayment penalty.
  • No title insurance required.
  • Trust for buying at the beach (fideicomiso).

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5. Apply with a Co-Borrower:

Consider applying for the mortgage with a co-borrower with stronger financial credentials. This can help offset any weaknesses in your application and increase your chances of approval.

TIP: A larger down payment can reduce the loan-to-value ratio and mitigate the lender's risk. Saving up for a larger down payment demonstrates financial responsibility and commitment to the investment, potentially improving your chances of approval.

Once you've taken steps to address the reasons for your initial denial, consider reapplying for the mortgage. Be prepared to provide documentation to demonstrate the improvements you've made to your financial situation.

¡Be Patient and Persistent!

Securing a mortgage can be a lengthy and sometimes frustrating process. Stay patient and persistent, and don't be discouraged by setbacks. Keep working towards your goal of homeownership, and eventually, you may find success.

Remember, a mortgage application denial is not the end of the road. By understanding the reasons for the rejection, taking steps to address any issues, and exploring alternative options, you can improve your chances of obtaining a mortgage in the future. With perseverance and determination, you can still achieve your dream of owning a home.

Finance your dream home in Mexico. Yave provides fast, easy and transparent mortgages for non-mexican residents.

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Yoselin Martínez

Content Manager en YAVE. Comunicóloga egresada de la UAM Xochimilco y ganadora del Premio Nacional de Trabajos Recepcionales CONEICC 2015. Disfruta viajar a la playa y pasar tiempo en familia.

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