Become mortgage-ready this summer

July 3, 2024

Do you have hopes to buy? Whether you’re looking to get on, move up or down the ladder, your property dreams are possible with a little preparation. Here’s how you can get yourself mortgage-ready this summer. 

Check your credit score 

Lenders will inspect your credit report for evidence that you can meet the mortgage repayments. Check your records for free now so you have time to make any improvements. No matter where you are today, there is always an opportunity to boost your score. 

Consistency is key 

Mortgage lenders are looking for signs that you are responsible, so paying your bills on time is a great way of boosting your credibility. Any indication that you could go into debt may put off a lender, so be mindful of your outgoings, especially in the months running up to your application. 

Go through old accounts 

Consider how any inactive accounts might affect your application. It is advisable to close accounts that are out of date – particularly joint accounts with people you are no longer financially linked to. 

Register to vote 

Being on the electoral roll serves as proof of your identity and address. 

Maximise your deposit 

With high loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages available, it can be tempting to place the smallest possible deposit on a property. However, this will cost you more in the long run as your monthly repayments will be higher. Do your future-self a favour and put down any extra cash that you can. 

Seek advice 

You don’t need to navigate the mortgage market on your own. We can find options that you might not have access to, advise on schemes that could help, and assist you with the application process. 

As a mortgage is secured against your home or property, it could be repossessed if you do not keep up mortgage repayments


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