Quite simply, remortgaging is the term given to the process of switching onto a new mortgage deal - either with the same or a different lender. This can be done in your Birchett's Green local bank branch or for a mortgage broker in Birchett's Green.
You tend to pay a higher rate (initially) if you opt to fix your mortgage rate as opposed to going for a tracker, but this is not surprising given the security you have of knowing exactly what your monthly repayments will be for the next few years. For some people, this premium will always be worth paying, particularly if you need to budget carefully.
Our local Birchett's Green mortgage advisor will talk through what called a fact find which then helps to direct the broker on what mortgage product would be best suited for yourself.
A buy to let mortgage is a loan for purchasing or refinancing residential property which is let to tenants rather than lived in by the borrower. Classed as a business transaction, rates and fees are typically higher than those you would find with a standard residential mortgage. Most properties that are for rent in Birchett's Green will have a buy to let mortgage attached.
Before starting to look at properties, you need to start saving for a deposit. Generally, you need to try to save at least 5% to 20% of the cost of the home you would like.
For example, if you want to buy a home costing £150,000, youíll need to save at least £7,500 (5%). Saving more than 5% will give you access to a wider range of cheaper mortgages available on the market.
Depending on the market you might be able to get high loan to value mortgages (LTV) as homes in Birchett's Green need a higher depeosit than other locations in the UK making it harder to get on the property market, our mortgage broker will work with you on this and using our comprehensive lenders we have available give us a lot of flexibility to help you get a buy-to-let mortgage for a property in Birchett's Green or anywhere in the UK
There are many different mortgage deals to pick from, so choosing the right one for you can be tricky. It can depend on a number of factors, so itís a good idea to do some research and talk to qualified Birchett's Green mortgage broker.
Mortgages can last for a long time, so it's important you get the one that's right for you. You'll need to think about such things as the type of loan, how long you want it for and what type of product you'd like. This is why using a mortgage advisor can really help take the stress away of finding the right mortgage.
Methods of repayment - there are three different ways of repaying your mortgage. These are repayment, interest-only, and a combination of repayment and interest-only.
Mortgage terms - mortgage terms of up to 40 years are available. How long the mortgage lasts will affect your monthly payments and the total cost of the mortgage. With a repayment mortgage, the longer the term, the lower the monthly payment. However, it'll take you longer to pay off the loan so you will pay more interest. This means it'll cost you more over the life of your mortgage. With an interest-only mortgage, the length of the term makes no difference to the monthly payments because these are only paying off the interest charges and not the loan itself. With an interest-only mortgage your mortgage term needs to match the time when you will have enough money in your repayment plan(s) to repay the loan.
Mortgage products - we may have different types of mortgage products with different types of interest rates. These change from time to time and we'll give you details of the current range when you apply. Our Birchett's Green mortgage broker has access to 1000s of mortgage products
Product incentives - The interest rate for products with incentives may sometimes be slightly higher than for products without incentives. So you'll need to consider whether the incentive available at the start of the mortgage is more important to you than the slightly lower interest rate you may get during the product rate period without the incentive.
Your mortgage adviser will ask you about your preferences and discuss your needs and circumstances with the mortgage broker in Birchett's Green before deciding which mortgage to recommend to you.