A Mortgage Advisor to Maximise Chances of Success With Help to Buy Scheme
If you are trying to pull together savings for a mortgage down payment, there is good news. The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has been extended and banks and building societies are developing new mortgage products for customers who will access the scheme under the extension.
The Government scheme was launched in the spring to assist people who could only afford a small down payment on a home.
However, the Help to Buy scheme is complex and has different aspects of types of products available, and the best course of action for anyone contemplating using the scheme is to use a mortgage broker to assist with an application. An advisor such as UKFCS Mortgages and Loans will give you the best possible chance at success when applying to the Help to Buy scheme.
UKFCS Mortgage and Loan Specialists is a company that specialises in providing independent and impartial advice and assistance to people who want to obtain and take advantage of the Help to Buy Scheme, get a mortgage, re-mortgage their property or get a Buy to Let mortgage. UKFCS has independent trained and qualified staff who will take into account your circumstances and make sure you get the best advice. Going forward, this means we will ensure that you meet any lenders criteria before applying for the Help to Buy scheme.
Phase one of the Help to Buy scheme in England began back in April, 2013. At that time, buyers of newly built homes were eligible for a 20 per cent equity loan from the Government. The prospective buyer had to come up with a five per cent deposit in order to be eligible. There are very similar schemes are in Wales and Scotland.
Phase two stipulates that buyers in the UK may only have a small deposit (5%). On top of that, the Government will give a guarantee of 15 per cent of the loan to the lender, for a fee. This will encourage the bank or building society to offer the loan. The fee charged to the lender may be up to 0.9 per cent of the original loan level. The fee is dealt with by the lender, which guarantees 15 per cent of the mortgage for seven years.
If you apply for Help to Buy assistance you will face detailed checks which are designed to ensure that you can afford mortgage payments. A UKFCS mortgage advisor will be able to help you prepare for the checks and ensure that all your paperwork is in order and that you have the best possible chance of accessing the scheme. UKFCS can even help you if you have a poor credit rating.
The Help to Buy scheme will be on offer to first-time buyers. As well, home movers borrowing to buy new and old homes valued at no more than £600,000 can apply. The Government says the Help to Buy Scheme will continue for at least three years.
The scheme will mean that a potential borrower wanting to purchase a home costing about £200,000 will have to make a deposit of around £10,000.
According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), it is anticipated that the checks on borrowers will be tough, so ensuring that you are ready to borrow and have everything in order is vital. Take advantage of UKFCS’s assistance and be prepared when you apply for the Help to Buy scheme. Contact UKFCS today and take the first step forward in owning your own home!
Kirk at UKFCS is a very professional and competent broker, he is very trustworthy and we have worked closely for many years helping lots of clients in the process. Highly recommended.By Chris Warner in Harlow, Essex
UKFCS provide a fantastic service. The advice I was given was thorough and jargon free. Everything was done efficiently and they saved me money. I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family.By Sheetal Patel from West London
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