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For our new followers, keep reading to find out how Key Mortgage Advice can help you with finding the best possible deal, whatever your needs and circumstances:
Whether you’re looking for your first or fifth property, we can help you get the right mortgage. Every lender has a unique set of policies and criteria, which must exactly match the circumstances of the borrower. Therefore, arranging a mortgage has never been more complex. Our wealth of experience and knowledge of the underwriting criteria for each individual lender allows us to successfully direct applications and complete on over 95% of all mortgage cases. We have access to the whole market of mortgage products, meaning we are truly independent and will help guide you to the most competitive and suitable mortgage product for your circumstances.
Many lenders now offer discounted interest rate deals for an introductory period – normally for two, three or five years. At the end of the introductory period, they’ll usually revert to a higher rate. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the higher rate; like most things nowadays it is important to shop around to see if you can save some money. If you want to know more about how we can help you to save money on your monthly mortgage payments, or to swap to a better interest rate, then contact us and we’ll see if we can get you a better deal.
If you’re a homeowner, you may have seen the value in your home increase over time. Lifetime Mortgages allow you to tap into some of this value and release a cash sum. A lifetime mortgage is designed for people over the age of 55 and allows clients to either buy a new home or release money from their current property without the need to make any monthly repayments during the lifetime of the loan. This is because the loan and interest are rolled up and repaid by the sale of your property when the plan ends; this is normally when you die or move into long-term care.
In many cases, we can visit you in your own home or, if you prefer, we can provide a telephone consultation. If you wish to proceed with a recommendation, we offer full support with the mortgage application, legal forms and completion matters to ensure the process is as straightforward as possible. In addition, we will offer you our full support going forward, should you require any further advice.
Buy-to-let mortgages are specifically designed for investors who want to buy a property and rent it out. These are usually more expensive than normal mortgages, but they could help you to become a property investor. If you don’t own your own home outright, or with a mortgage, finding a buy-to-let mortgage may be difficult.
Most buy-to-let mortgages are interest-only, meaning that you won’t be paying off the mortgage itself and you’ll have to pay the outstanding capital at the end of the mortgage term. The other key differences from normal mortgages include:
However, any rental income you earn from a property can be offset for tax purposes against the interest only mortgage payment, so owning buy-to-let properties can be a tax-efficient investment product.
Since March 2016, buy-to-let mortgages have come under greater scrutiny. New affordability tests were implemented which mean that older home-owners may struggle to get a buy-to-let mortgage as lenders often require borrowers to repay the whole loan back before they retire.
Obtaining a commercial mortgage relies heavily on the attractiveness of the proposition to a lender. Therefore, the involvement of an experienced and well-connected advisor is hugely important. As independent specialists, we negotiate business mortgages with a range of lenders including major banks, commercial building societies, regional and local building societies, and specialist commercial asset lenders. The appropriate commercial lender is purposefully selected to meet your needs. Terms for business mortgages are not set in stone and our role in the transaction is to negotiate the best mortgage rate and terms. Our wealth of experience and market knowledge means we understand what is likely to be achieved given a specific set of circumstances. We are able to assist with transactions for purchasing premises to trade from or for investment opportunities for commercial landlords.
In addition to the services listed above, we can also assist and advise on a whole host of other products, including: