You will need to have saved at least a 5% deposit.
Your free mortgage consultation with a Mortgage Advisor in Harrogate will last for approximately 30 mins. They will then recommend a mortgage for you, one that you have no obligation for you to accept if you do not wish to. Proceeding with the mortgage is completely your choice.
As a part of our service as a fast and friendly Mortgage Broker in Harrogate, we carry out a Fact Find to establish your personal needs before we recommend the most suitable mortgage for you and your personal circumstances. A credit check will then required ahead of obtaining an Agreement in Principle. Once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been taken out, a formal mortgage offer can then be issued to you.
To avoid being disappointed part way into your process if you don’t get the property you had eyes on, we recommend you obtain an Agreement in Principle ahead of schedule, before you begin viewing properties in Harrogate. At the very latest you should obtain one prior to making any offers to a vendor, as this can aid with your bargaining position.
An Agreement in Principle will generally have a shelf life of between 30 and 90 days, depending on the lender used. If your Agreement in Principle expires, get back in touch with your mortgage advisor and they can get this refreshed for you.
If you are looking to do something like debt consolidation or any potential home improvements, you may have the option of taking out a second mortgage in Harrogate. It may also be possible to take out a mortgage on a second property for other uses, such as for yourself, a family member, a holiday home or a Buy to Let.
If you have had any kind of credit problems previously, there is a chance you can still get a mortgage. Unfortunately for this, you may possibly be required to put down a higher deposit than usual, typically 15% of the property purchase price.
Once you have submitted at least one year’s accounts to the lender, you may then be able to obtain a mortgage on the property you wish to buy. Most lenders will use a combination of your salary plus dividend to calculate the maximum mortgage, whereas others may go off your net profit.
An employee will generally be required to submit at least three payslips for an employee to prove income and the latest 2 years’ accounts if they are Self Employed. You will also need to provide your mortgage lender with proof of ID, address and the last 3 months’ bank statements.
Our free mortgage consultation offered to all customers will typically last somewhere near 30 mins or so. The members of our dedicated mortgage advice team are able to turn round an agreement in principle within 24 hours, with a formal mortgage offer taking roughly about three weeks on average.