The best thing about our job as a Mortgage Broker in Essex 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”.
Your free initial mortgage consultation in Essex will last roughly around one hour. Your mortgage advisor will then recommend a mortgage for you with no obligation for you to proceed and you are then able to decide whether or not you wish to go ahead with the mortgage.
As your mortgage broker in Essex, we will need to carry out a Fact Find to establish what your needs are, prior to us recommending the most suitable mortgage for you and your circumstances. A credit check will be required for an Agreement in Principle. Once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been undertaken, you will be able to receive a formal mortgage offer.
To avoid the potential of having an offer rejected, we recommend you obtain an Agreement in Principle before viewing properties in Essex. We recommend that at the very latest, you should obtain one before you look at making an offer, as this can assist your bargaining position.
Your Agreement in Principle will usually last for between 30 and 90 days, depending on the lender that you go with. If it happens to expire, your mortgage broker in Essex can easily refresh this.
If you’re thinking about the future of your property, whether you’re looking at debt consolidation or home improvements, you may eligible for a second mortgage. This may also be a possible option if you’re wanting to use it for yourself, a family member, a holiday home or a Buy to Let.
The minimum deposit required by a high street lender when purchasing a house in Essex, is typically 5%. If you have had past credit issues, this could be higher.
If you have had previous credit problems, the good news is you can still get a mortgage, though you may possibly have to put down a higher deposit than those with good credit, often around 15% of the property purchase price.
Once you have put forward at least one year’s accounts, you will be able to get a mortgage. A vast amount of lenders will use your salary plus dividend to determine the maximum mortgage you are eligible for, whereas others may go off your net profit.
For an employee to prove their income, they’re usually required to provide three payslips, whilst for self-employed applicants they’ll need the latest 2 years’ accounts. You will also need to present the lender with proof of ID, address and the latest 3 months’ bank statements.
When you engage in a free mortgage consultation with one of our Mortgage Advisors in Essex, your discussion will take around one hour. Our team can usually produce an Agreement in Principle within 24 hours of your appointment and achieve a formal mortgage offer within three weeks.
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!