Remortgage Advice in Middlesbrough
If your current mortgage deal is coming to an end or you feel that you need to borrow some extra money then it could be near the time to remortgage. It normally happens quite often that customers leave it too late and ultimately end up lapsing on their lenders’ Standard Variable Rate. If by chance this happens then you may be paying more than you need to on your mortgage payments each month.
Why Should I Shop Around for a Remortgage?
If you stick to relying on your current Lender offering you a new deal then you could potentially be missing out on lower rates somewhere else. By not shopping around, you make it easier for your lender as they are benefiting by receiving the additional payments that could be going into your savings.
If you choose to switch online and not speak to anyone, you’ll be carrying out an execution only mortgage. That will lead to you not benefiting from the consumer protection in which you would have had by taking advice. Again, this benefits the lender because if perhaps you have taken out the wrong product, then you’ll not be able to complain because you had chosen this yourself.
If you find that you’re still on a low rate tracker deal, it is still worth having a look to see what is out there, especially if it looks like there’s a chance interest rates might go up. If this is something you feel like might happen in the foreseeable future, you can always take out a Fixed Rate Remortgage.
Remortgage for Home Improvements
If your home would benefit from upgrading then it may be good time for you to remortgage so that you are able to carry out Home Improvements and can often pay off in the long term e.g. selling your house, as some improvements can put value into your home.
If the amount that you are asking to borrow is significant then lenders reserve the right to ask for estimates around the works that you intend to carry out. This doesn’t mean you’ll need the contractor who provided the estimate to carry out the actual works. Additionally, home improvements don’t have to carried out just for adding value to your home, it can just be for your own pleasure.
Capital Raising Remortgage
You are able to borrow extra funds for most legal purposes, an example being, raising capital when you remortgage for almost any legal reason. But it is important to remember that you will be paying interest off on a remortgage for numerous years on average so it’s really important that you only borrow for the right reasons.
Debt Consolidation Remortgage
By adding unsecured debt to a mortgage, you may end up paying back more interest overall. This is because a mortgage term tends to be much longer when compared to a personal loan.
The other thing that may be important is that you are taking unsecured debt and securing it onto your home and could mean that you’re under the risk of repossession of your home if you cannot afford the mortgage in the future.
You will need to take note of the interest rates that apply to the debts that you are considering rolling into your mortgage. If you have 0% credit cards, then adding these to your mortgage will start attracting interest.
It is advisable to consider all options before deciding to consolidate debts, such as seeking help from family members for assistance if it’s available ad reduce outgoings as much as possible.
Once you have carefully considered your plan of action then one of our Mortgage Advisors will help to put this into action and look for the best deal that fits your application.