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 mortgage consultation in Essex will last around one hour. We will then recommend a mortgage for you with no obligation for you to proceed and you can decide whether or not you wish to proceed with the mortgage.
As your mortgage broker in Essex, we carry out a Fact Find to establish your personal needs before we recommend the most suitable mortgage for you. A credit check gets required for an Agreement in Principle. Once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been undertaken, a formal mortgage offer can be issued.
To avoid possible rejection, we recommend you obtain an Agreement in Principle before you begin viewing properties in Essex. At the very latest we also recommend, you should obtain one prior to making an offer to assist your bargaining position.
An Agreement in Principle typically lasts for between 30 and 90 days depending on the Lender used. This can always be refreshed if it happens to expire.
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 you would require when purchasing a house in Essex with High Street Lenders is typically 5%. This can be higher if you have had credit issues in the past.
The good news is you can still get a mortgage but you may possibly be required to put down a higher deposit than usual, perhaps 15% of the property purchase price.
Once you have submitted at least one year’s accounts, you can get a mortgage. A large majority of Lenders use your salary plus dividend to calculate the maximum mortgage, whereas others are known to go off your net profit.
For an employee to prove income, It’s usually three payslips and the latest 2 years’ accounts for Self Employed. You will also need to produce proof of ID, address and 3 months’ bank statements.
A standard initial mortgage consultation with one of our Mortgage Advisors in Essex can take around 1 hours. We can normally produce an Agreement in Principle within 24 hours and achieve a formal mortgage offer within 3 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!