State could guarantee first-time mortgages
TT/The Local · 7 Jun 2007, 08:29
Published: 07 Jun 2007 08:29 GMT+02:00
The new programme would help people who are unattractive to mortgage lenders, for example, young people without permanent jobs but with several casual jobs. The Finance Ministry estimates that 5,000 people a year will apply for the guarantees.
"Everything suggests that this is a win-win situation for everyone," said Housing Minister Mats Odell to Swedish Radio. The programme would be self-financing, with the mortgages costing 0.2-0.4 percent more than normal loans.
The Finance Department proposal would mean the state guaranteeing around 100,000 kronor in interest payments on a 1 million kronor mortgage.