The best thing about our job as a Mortgage Broker in Sunderland 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 with a mortgage advisor in Sunderland will last round about one hour. They will then recommend a mortgage for you, wherein you have no obligation to proceed and you can decide whether or not that particular deal is something you’d like to go forward with.
As a trusted and well experienced mortgage broker in Sunderland, we will first carry out a Fact Find to establish your personal needs, before we begin searching and recommending the most suitable mortgage for you. A credit check will be required for an Agreement in Principle. A formal mortgage offer can be issued once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been undertaken.
To avoid any kind of disappointment with a property, we recommend you obtain an Agreement in Principle before you begin property viewings in Sunderland. We would say that at the very latest, you should obtain one before you start to make offers, in order to assist your bargaining position.
A standard Agreement in Principle typically lasts for around 30 to 90 days depending on the Lender. If your Agreement in Principle expires, you can get it easily refreshed.
You may have the option of getting a second mortgage on your home for things like debt consolidation or Home Improvements. This can also be possible if you’re wanting to use it for yourself, a family member, a holiday home or a Buy to Let.
The minimum deposit for purchasing a home in Sunderland with a mortgage lender is typically 5%. This figure can possibly be higher if you have had previous credit problems.
If you have had credit problems previously in life, you may still have a chance at obtaining a mortgage, but you may be required to put down a higher deposit than usual. This could be be 15% of the property purchase price.
Once you have submitted at least one year’s accounts to the lender, you may be eligible for a mortgage. Most Lenders will calculate the maximum mortgage with salary plus dividend, whereas others sometimes go off your net profit.
A lender will usually need three payslips for an employee to prove income and the latest 2 years’ accounts for an applicant who is self-employed. You will also need to provide them with proof of ID, address and 3 months’ bank statements.
Your free consultation with a mortgage advisor in Sunderland will typically lasts up to an hour or so. We have the ability to turn round an agreement in principle within 24 hours. A formal mortgage offer has been known to take roughly about three weeks on average.
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!