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Mortgage Advice
Let’s start the journey together

If you’re a first-time buyer, home mover, a prospective buy to let investor or simply looking to remortgage, we provide mortgage advice. We’ll make sure you take out the most suitable mortgage offer available and aim to take some of the stress out of your property transactions.
Our step by step guide 
on how it all works
Find out how much you can borrow

Put bluntly, it depends on what you can afford.
That’s why we start with a review of your current finances, and we talk you through the various costs of buying a property. Before you start browsing the property pages, you need to know your budget, including how much deposit you should have available. We will let you know what documentation is required.
Get a mortgage in principle

A mortgage in principle is not a guarantee, but it does show what
a lender
 is willing in principle to financially support your property purchase.
When you start viewing properties, this makes you look like a serious buyer.
Start house hunting

Know what you’re looking for (including your must-haves, nice-to-haves,                  and deal-breakers). Then you need to know where to look, including websites, estate agents, property developers, and auctions.
Contact your mortgage broker

As soon as you’ve found your perfect place, put in an offer and wait for it to be accepted. Contact us to let us know and we’ll start to get the wheels in motion     for you.
Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor to take care of the legal work involved in
purchasing a property.

1. They understand the property sale and purchase process
2. They handle the various pre-purchase searches so that there are no surprises
3. They take care of the contracts
4. They will register the property in your name
Apply for a mortgage

Now it’s time to get back in touch with your mortgage broker and make a detailed mortgage application.
You won’t necessarily apply to the lender you have the agreement in principle with, your adviser will assess the most suitable options available at the time of application.
Get a valuation
As part of the application process, the mortgage lender will carry out an independent valuation and survey of the property.
The minimum requirement is a ‘basic’ or ‘mortgage’ survey which is…
Receive a mortgage offer

Following the lender’s credit check, an examination of your financial details, and valuation of the property – and assuming everything is okay in that it falls within their lending terms and conditions – they will offer you a mortgage.
Exchange contracts with the seller

Exchanging contracts usually takes place 7-28 days before the date of completion (when the property becomes yours!) and involves the lawyers on both sides confirming that both seller and buyer are…
Move into your new home

Once contracts have exchanged and completion has taken place, you’ll be given the keys and can move in when you want – it’s yours now!
Your home maybe repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. 
The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate Buy-to-let mortgages
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