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Author: By Ed Parry


Mortgagesorter >> Choosing Your Mortgage

Flow chart: What kind of mortgage will suit you?


What is the Best Mortgage For Me – Wizard

Do you need the security of knowing what your payments will be over a certain period of time?

YES

You need a fixed rate mortgage.

With a fixed rate mortgage the mortgage lender fixes the interest rate owed on your loan for a set period of time, usually between one and five years. After that it normally reverts to the lender’s SVR but you should consider remortgaging

NO

You need a variable or tracker mortgage.

The interest rate on a variable or tracker
mortgage goes up or down in line with a pre-determined rate – normally the Bank of England base rate.

Do you have savings?

YES

You should consider an offset mortgage.

This type of mortgage allows you to offset your savings against the amount you owe on your mortgage which will reduce your mortgage payments.

NO

You don’t need a mortgage with offset features.

If you don’t have enough for a downpayment
deposit
you might need to get a 100%
mortgage
(see below).

Do you want to own the house outright at the end of the mortgage term?

YES


You need a repayment
mortgage
.

A repayment mortgage guarantees to pay off you mortgage debt by the end of the term. It
comes with higher interest payments than an interest-only mortgage.

NO


You should consider an interest-only
mortgage
.

Repayments are cheaper on this type of mortgage but at the end of the term you will still owe the capital you borrowed – meaning that if you haven’t set up some kind of
repayment vehicle (e.g. an endowment or ISA) you might need to sell your property.

Do you want to be able to make over and under-payments?

YES


You need a flexible mortgage.

Flexible mortgages enable you to make over and underpayments and take mortgage
payment holidays
. This could be useful if you are self-employed, get an annual bonus or your income fluctuates.

NO


You don’t need a mortgage with any flexible features.

Can you prove what you earn?

YES


You should be eligible for a mainstream
mortgage

NO


You might need a self-certified
mortgage
.

With self-cert mortgages you have to declare what you earn but not prove it. Self-cert mortgages are suitable for self-employed
people of those with several income streams.

Have you had credit problems in the past?

YES


You might need a bad credit mortgage. Having past credit problems makes getting
a mortgage more difficult but not impossible – although you will have to pay a higher rate. A broker will be able to find you the best bad credit mortgages.

NO


You should be eligible for a mainstream
mortgage

Are you planning to rent out the property?

YES


You need a buy-to-let mortgage.

BTL mortgages are for landlords renting out
property. The amount you can borrow will be based on the rent you can get for the property rather than your income.

NO


You should be eligible for a mainstream
mortgage

Are you thinking of moving house soon?

YES


You either need a portable mortgage that you will be able to transferto your new property or a mortgage with no early
redemption penalties
.

NO


A mortgage with early redemption penalties shouldn’t be a problem although you will have to pay them if you want to remortgage before your fixed term or locked-in period expires.

Have you got a deposit?

YES


Depending on how much of a deposit you have, you will be eligible for most mortgage deals.

NO

You will need a 100% mortgage.

This is where the lender lenders you 100% of the purchase price of your home. These are now very hard to find. You need to talk with a mortgage broker.

Have you got enough money for solicitor’s bills, stamp duty and moving costs?

YES


You should be eligible for a mainstream
mortgage

NO

You will need a 100% plus mortgage.

These are now very hard to find. You need to
talk with a mortgage broker.

Will you need your parents to guarantee your payments?

YES


You need a guarantor mortgage. This is where your parents or other relative
will take responsibility for your payments if you default.

NO


You should be eligible for a mainstream
mortgage

Would you like help to find your best mortgage?

YES


You need to speak to a mortgage
broker
.

NO


If you go it alone bear in mind that mortgage brokers have access to thousands of deals not on the open market and can help find the right one for you.


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