If you’re looking to secure a mortgage as a first-time buyer it will likely become your biggest financial commitment, so it’s important you carefully consider your choices and find the best deal you can.
Make sure you’re fully aware of all the factors that could affect your eligibility. To help you out we’ve got 5 quick tips to get you started on the right track to getting your mortgage deal secured.
The number of mortgage approvals has continued to rise, with figures now reaching their highest levels since the financial crisis in 2007. The latter half of last year saw a spike in mortgage approvals for house purchases, despite the market having temporarily closed down for a number of weeks during the very first national lockdown.
Whether you’re considering a new mortgage deal or a remortgage, it’s important to understand the differences between a fixed rate and a variable rate of interest, as this can help you save more money in the long run.
We’re going to briefly discuss the differences here so that you can make a more informed decision as to which is the best option for you. Keep in mind that it’s always better to seek out professional advice if you’re unsure.
Research by Habito has revealed that around 1 in 4 homeowners are currently paying their lender’s high standard variable rate (SVR). In fact, many borrowers think that being on the high rate actually helps them pay off their mortgage faster. They could be missing out on thousands per year by staying on the SVR.
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Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
A fee of up to 1.95% of the mortgage amount, subject to a minimum fee of £1,295 and an overall maximum fee of £2,995 payable on completion.