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Hints and Tips on Remortgaging
Over the past year or so many people in the UK have decided to remortgage as a result of rising interest rates and decreasing affordability. In order to avoid the implications of missed and late repayments due to lack of affordability homeowners have flocked to secure a better deal elsewhere, with some looking for a lower interest rate and others looking for increased financial stability by switching from a variable rate deal to a fixed rate deal.

UK homesAlthough interest rates have remained stable for the past few months after a series of rises, the coming months will see an increasing number of people looking to remortgage. This is because many homeowners are due to come off cheap fixed rate mortgage deals that were taken out two or three years ago, and if they simply allow their mortgage to revert to the lender's standard variable rate they could see their monthly mortgage repayments rocket by 40% in some cases, which could mean finding hundreds of pounds a month extra.

Although interest rates have shot up over the past year and a half, there are still some competitive deals on the market and by taking the time to compare and see what sort of rates and deals are on offer you could reduce the financial implications of rising interest rates. For those due to come off cheap fixed rate deals it is essential to find another suitable mortgage deal to minimise on the impact that your future mortgage repayments will have on your finances.

The first thing to remember when you are looking to remortgage is that you have to take the time to look and compare. With so many lenders offering such a wide range of deals it can be a real minefield out there, but the Internet makes it far easier to compare different mortgage products in order to find the most suitable one for your needs. If you don’t feel confident about finding the right mortgage yourself it may be a good idea to go through a specialist broker, as you will then be able to get an expert to do the legwork for you in order to find the best remortgage deal.

When you are looking at remortgages there are a number of things that you need to consider. Firstly, do you want to go for a variable rate mortgage in the hope that interest rates will start to fall in the coming months, as many economists have predicted that they will? However, despite these predictions nobody knows what will happen in such a volatile market, and this is a risk that you have to be willing to take. On the other hand, would you prefer the stability of a fixed rate deal with the knowledge that your repayments will not go up even if interest rates go up again? However, this means that if interest rates do fall, as predicted, you will not benefit from lower repayments.

You also need to know what to compare when looking at mortgages. The interest rate charged is, of course, one of the primary considerations, and you want to find the lowest interest rate possible. Other things to compare include repayment periods, borrowing levels, eligibility requirements, and also any set up fees that may be added to your loan, as these can prove to be costly.

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Posted on: [ November 23, 2018 ]       Add to Del.icio.us   Digg it   Add to Blinklist   Add to FUrl   StumbleUpon