There are lots of things to think about when applying for a mortgage, as it’s probably the biggest financial commitment you will ever make, so it is important that you take the time to understand mortgages fully.
A mortgage is a loan that you take out in order to buy property or land and usually runs for around 25 years. The loan is secured against the value of your home until it is paid off, meaning the lender can repossess it if you don’t keep up with repayments.
It can never be too early to start planning your estate. Disputes over a loved one’s estate can add even more pain and grief to the trauma of losing someone close – especially if it was unexpected. This stresses the importance of careful estate planning well in advance so you and your family will have peace of mind should the unexpected happen.
With the cost of living rising and financial uncertainty still high, it can be difficult to afford a summer holiday for you and your family. Following this simple financial advice can help you make going on holiday achievable, whatever your budget.
Retirement at any age brings about a lot of changes in terms of your financial situation. It’s important to make sure you manage these changes so you can lead the lifestyle you want. Ask your self the question are you going to have enough Money in Retirement ?
Buy to let mortgages allow you to invest in property with a view to renting them out. They are usually more expensive than normal mortgages. Ideally, you should own your own home before making an application. Income minimums should be in excess of £25K per annum to acquire the best deals. Interest rates tend to be higher on BTL. Deposits are normally set higher at up to 25%. Arrangement fees tend to be higher and Lending is linked to commercial income you can expect to receive for the property. Most lenders will want to see 30% more income expectation than the monthly mortgage payment. Speak to a West Kirby IFA for more details on how to qualify.
Professional Warrington IFA and Independent financial planning expert Mark Jones (Managing Director of Assured Wealth and Estate Planning Limited) has a joint venture with Balance Accounting Solutions – a relationship which has been growing strong since 2013.