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When it comes to getting your First Time Buyer Mortgage, there can be a lot of jargon to try and get your head wrapped around!
Which is why we always try and speak your language and take the time to make sure you understand everything.
Common First Time Buyer Mortgage Questions
We understand when you are planning to buy your first home, you’ll have lots of questions and not just mortgage questions!
Its an excitng time being a first time buyer and there are lots of things you’ll want to know. So we hope these answers to common first time buyer mortgage questions help you out.
Do you have a question about first time buyer mortgages?
Can my parents give me money for a house deposit?
Mortgage companies view this type of help in two ways:
1. A gifted deposit.
2. A loan.
For a lender to accept a gifted deposit, it must be a ‘gift’. In other words, no strings attached and something that isn’t required to be paid back. Some lenders will want what is known as a gifted deposit letter. But don’t just write your own, lenders often want it worded in a specific way.
If its a loan from your parents, then this too is fine. A lender will treat this like any other loan and will want to know what the monthly payments will be. The lender wil then include this in your affordability assessment.
To get a clear idea of the maximum you can borrow for a first time buyer mortgage it might be a good idea to speak to one of our mortgage brokers who will be able to find the lender who can offer you the maximum amount. In addition it would be helpful to know exactly how much of a deposit your parents can help with? As the mortgage deposit together with your borrowing capacity will dictate what you can buy.
What are the costs of buying a house for a first time buyer?
Can I buy my first home without a deposit if its at a discount price from my family?
This scenario is technicaly called a concessionary purchase. The advantage of doing this, is that the depsoit is the discount. So the first time buyer does not need to find the physical deposit, instead they are utilising the amount of the discount. This is a huge benefit for first time buyers, who othersie would have to save or find some other way of getting a deposit.
Usually lenders require a minimum of 10% discount from the market value of the property (note; every lender is different and rules can change), but your family members you are buying from, can discount whatever percentage they wish.
So how does it work in practicl terms:
Your family have agreed to sell a property to you which on the open market is valued at £200,000, but they have agreed to sell it to you for £100,000.
Becuase the open market value is £200,000 the lender will allow you to borrow the entire purchase price, in other words, £100,000. This concessionary purchase means the discount acts as the deposit.
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- We assess
- You instruct us
- We research
- We find the best deal for you
Agreement In Principle
- You agree to the deal
- We submit the first stage of your application
- You get an agreement in principle
- We submit the second stage of your application
- We present your application in the best possible manner
- They assess your situation
- We support you throughout the process
- They assess your property
- You receive your mortgage offer
- Technically our job is done but we also like to help
- We liaise with solicitors and estate agents
- We keep you updated
- You achieve your goals