Thinking About Moving Home?
Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or relocate, there are a lot of things to consider. Here we answer all the questions you may have about home mover mortgages and the costs involved when moving to a new house.
How much can I borrow?
This depends on a number of variables including the size of your deposit, your age and most notably your income. Why not use our online calculator to obtain an estimate of how much you can borrow?
Please note this is for illustrative purposes only and we will only be able to confirm the precise amount you can borrow after we have completed a client fact find.
Can I take my existing mortgage with me?
If your existing mortgage product is ‘portable’ then you should be able to take the amount your currently owe with you to the new property and take a top-up loan from the same lender if you require further funds.
The process involves going through a whole new underwriting process with your existing lender, and Jordan Lynch will represent you in the same way. If your circumstances have changed the lender may not provide the mortgage amount you require, in which case we will advise you on options available with alternative lenders.
I want a new mortgage deal when I move
The main reasons you may wish to find a new mortgage when you move home include borrowing additional funds or wanting a more favourable interest rate. However, you should check whether your existing mortgage has early repayment charges as if it does it is often best advice to port that mortgage to the new property and take a top up loan from the same lender if additional funds are required.
How do I apply for a home mover mortgage?
Get in touch with Jordan Lynch and we will normally be able to provide you with a mortgage agreement in principle within a few hours. This will confirm the amount you can borrow, which means the estate agent will allow you to view properties.
When you have found the right home for you and had an offer accepted, Jordan Lynch will then submit your mortgage application to the lender and will liaise with all professional parties to help ensure that the sale and purchase completes in a timely manner.
What costs are involved with moving home?
There are several costs when moving home, such as:
- Estate agent fees for selling your existing property
- Valuation fees for the new property
- Lender and broker fees for arranging the mortgage
- Legal fees payable to the Solicitor
- Stamp Duty when the new purchase completes
Jordan Lynch will be able to provide you with a full schedule of costs once you have identified the property you wish to buy and confirmed how much you want to borrow.