A Moneyfacts residential mortgage analysis has found that first-time buyers looking for lower interest rates and a more tailored approach to their mortgage application could be better served by the building societies. Analysis of mortgage loans aimed at the first-time buyer market, where deposits of around 10% or even 5% are common, has discovered the […]
According to an analysis by Zoopla, first-time buyers need an average income of £54,000 to buy a typically-priced house in a UK city. The amount those stepping onto the housing ladder must earn has increased by 9% in just three years because of the soaring cost of property, requiring a deposit on average of £38,000 […]
Here is a message from Bluestone Mortgages, one of the lenders that I may turn to to try to place your mortgage enquiry with. ‘When choosing the most suitable specialist lender for your client, it’s important to have a clear idea of all the options available to them. Providing the best possible experience as they […]
As long as a family member contributes 10 per cent of the property purchase price from their own savings, FIRST-TIME buyers can borrow £500,000 with NO deposit at Barclays. Barclays has extende its Family Springboard mortgage range so first-time buyers can get larger mortgages over a longer period of time First introduced six years ago, […]
Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let specialist lender, has reduced rates across its specific standard, limited company and HMO products. Feedback from a large number of their intermediary partners decided them to simplify their offering to ease understanding and to ensure advisers are aware of the sectors they operate in and the benefits of using Fleet. […]
Don’t let your heart sink when you go for a mortgage just because you are self-employed. As a Mortgage Broker you are always keen to help – your business depends on it – but the fact of the matter is that some lenders remain wary of self-employed borrowers. This often translates into rigid and inflexible […]
Many borrowers could find a mortgage unaided, but they pay us to find them the right mortgage. Most lenders will take you on. What is hard is getting the most suitable mortgage. This takes time and effort. You use a mortgage broker as he or she has already invested heavily in being able to source […]
With a year-on-year increase of 1.9% in 2018, data from UK Finance showed that first-time buyer mortgage completions hit their highest level since 2006, There were 30,900 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in December 2018, some 1.6% more than in the same month a year earlier. The £5.2bn of new lending in the month was […]
It has been officially announced by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, that his office is developing a blueprint for rent controls in the capital, citing Berlin and New York City as major cities where rent controls are successful. Khan says: “The arguments for rent control are overwhelming, and Londoners overwhelmingly want it to happen. […]
With rates starting at just 2.45% with £1,000 cashback bonus on completion, no product fee and a free standard property valuation, Santander Mortgages has launched three residential mortgages. These new deals all have a minimum loan size of £75,000. There’s a 2.45% rate at 85% LTV, 2.65% at 90% LTV and 3.60% at 95%. “With […]
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