The best thing about our job as a Mortgage Broker in York is helping our clients navigate through the often stressful experience of buying a home or remortgaging. It can be a complicated process and our clients love having someone on their side from start to finish to ensure they get the right advice.
We do pride ourselves on providing a highly responsive service, communication is everything in this job. We work from a large panel of well-known high street banks and building Societies to ensure our clients get the best deal available to them but we also work with smaller, more specialist Lenders too for when we come across clients who don’t “tick all the boxes”.
As your Mortgage Broker in York, we will start with a Fact Find. During this stage of the process, we will get a better view of your personal and financial situation which will help us when selecting a mortgage deal.
You will then have a credit check performed on you, this step is essential in order to obtain an Agreement in Principle. Once you’ve handed us all of the relevent documentation and a valutation of the property has been completed, a formal mortgage offer can be offered.
Your initial mortgage consultation will take around an hour, afterwards, we will try and arrange an Agreement in Principle for you within 24-hours of your consultation. The final step is submitting your application and waiting for a formal mortgage – this can take about three weeks.
As a Mortgage Broker in York, we always recommend trying to have an Agreement in Principle in place prior to viewing properties. An Agreement in Principle could put you in a position that would let you negotiate prices.
Your free initial mortgage consultation will approximately last an hour. During the consultation, we will ask you some questions and get a bigger picture of your personal and financial mortgage situation.
After the consultation, your dedicated Mortgage Advisor in York will begin searching for mortgage products, trying to secure you one that’s more competitive than your current rate. Once we find a product for you, it’s up to you whether you want to take the offer or not. If so, we can get the ball rolling and start the mortgage application submission process.
Yes, you can obtain a second mortgage in some cases. Whether it’s for home improvements, debt consolidation, for a Buy to Let or a holiday home, you should know that our Mortgage Advisors in York can help you with this.
When making a deposit on a property, High Street lenders will usually ask for a minimum of a 5% deposit. If you’ve had previous credit problems you may be asked to provide a higher deposit.
You may find it slighter harder to get accepted for a mortgage with previous credit problems, however, it’s not impossible! The difference is that you may be asked to put down a higher deposit than usual, perhaps 10-15% of the property purchase price.
If you manage to submit at least one year’s accounts, you are able to get a mortgage. As a Mortgage Broker in York, we see that a lot of lenders use your salary plus dividend to work out the maximum mortgage amount that you would be able to borrow. We’ve also seen some lenders go off your net profit.
Here are all of the documents that you’ll need to support your mortgage application in York
Once you obtain an Agreement in Principle, it should last around 30-90 days. This will depend on the lender that you’ve used.
If your Agreement in Principle expires, you can easily renew it by contacting your Mortgage Broker in York or your lender.
Our Managing Director Malcolm founded the company with his wife Amy in 2009. He still loves seeing customers to this day and he eats, sleeps and breathes Mortgages!
His real passion is to help customers get the best mortgage deal available to them and guiding First Time Buyers safely through the daunting process of getting onto the property ladder.
His most embarrassing moment came some years ago when he accidentally got locked in a customer's bathroom - don't ask!