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Securing The Best Flexible Remortgage | Financial Planning Tips

Securing The Best Flexible Remortgage

We are all looking for a way to save money and if you are paying a loan on your property you are in the right place. Looking for a flexible remortgage should be on the top of your list of things to do and here is why.

Buying a property is most likely one of the largest decisions you will make and now that have a few years into your current mortgage you want better options. Mortgages seem intimidating to the average person on the street since we deal with them a few times in our life. But a mortgage like anything else is open for discussion and once you know what is important you can really get a good deal from a new remortgage lender if your current lender won’t give you a better rate.

You might be wondering, I already have a mortgage why should I shop around with other remortgage lenders? Is it worth the hassle? A home loan remortgage can be fairly complicated but when you shop around with various remortgage companies for the savings can be substantial plus you already have a mortgage in place so there is less paperwork than when you first got a mortgage.

A remortgage that is flexible will have components that allow you the ability to prepay a portion every year. It can vary from ten to one hundred percent depending on the lender and their terms. Also you can have a remortgage that is assumable meaning if you ever want to sell the property you could have the potential buyer take over your mortgage or “assume” your loan – which can be a huge benefit in this economy.

If you want to know when is the best time to start shopping, now is the time to start. The economy is still trying to recover and interest rates have never been lower. One thing is certain – rates cannot get lower than what they are since most major central banks are keeping interest rates at virtually zero percent. Most mortgage lenders base their pricing on what the prime rate is at any moment in time. Since the prime rate cannot go lower there is little incentive for mortgage lenders to drop their rates.

When you signed up for your current mortgage you are most likely paying a higher rate than you should be so looking for a flexible remortgage is a sound idea. Before you make any decision to go with a new remortgage company or stay with your current lender, you must first review your situation to determine whether you are in a position of power. Mortgage lenders are very cautious with lending compared to a few years ago. This era of due diligence has made it necessary for you to be able to demonstrate in writing your income, debts and credit worthiness. At first the paperwork required may seem onerous. However it is required to reduce the chances of another housing meltdown from happening.

Mortgage lenders are fighting for your business and it is just a matter of you knowing how to leverage that situation.  Getting in touch with a talented remortgage specialist can help you find the best lender and deal for you. First get a copy of your credit report to make sure that the information is accurate. Credit scores and credit reports play a huge role in mortgage financing and unless you are cash rich and able to buy your home outright you are the mercy of your score.

The next element needed to secure a flexible remortgage is equity.  Flexible and fast remortgage companies want to see equity in the property since it is a form of surety in case you were not able to make your payments. This especially applies if you are looking for a consolidation remortgage to have one aggregated monthly payment for all of your debts.  The lender could sell the property to recover their losses. Mortgage firms never want to sell the property; they are in the business of selling home financing and not selling homes. This means they are willing to work with you.

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