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Should You Remortgage Your Home In 2018?

It is fair to say that many homeowners will be considering if it is worth their while remortgaging in 2018. The increase in interest rates in November 2017, and the likelihood of further increases in the year ahead, means that variable rate mortgage holders face paying a lot more money each month. Even fixed rate mortgage holders know that when their agreement ends, they could be faced with a much higher monthly payment, so there could be an incentive for these homeowners to switch mortgages too.

When you are looking to buy a home, there are a number of mortgages for you to consider. Finding the right mortgage can make a massive difference in your ability to manage your finances and feel confident about the deal. While it is likely that you will be keen to arrange a deal as quickly as possible, you should take your time and review your options. There are a number of different options to choose from and it may be that there is a mortgage type that is best for you.

In recent times, interest only mortgages appear to have come back in popularity. This style of mortgage has always been available; it is not as if it has been removed from the market, it is just that lenders have only provided it to people who they are confident it is suitable for. It is clear that many people would benefit from only paying the interest element each month but the risk associated with paying the full value of the property off at the conclusion of the mortgage period is a concern for many. If this style of mortgage is available, it is worth considering but anyone holding this style of mortgage would also be advised to have a savings plan in place to offset some or most of the cost of the property.

Help To Buy Schemes

If you are looking to buy property, it is understandable that you will want to get as much help as you can. Buying a home can be challenging, especially for first time buyers so anything which makes the process easier has to be seen as a good thing. This is why many people look at the range of Help To Buy options provided by the Government and wonder if they are of benefit or of any use to them.

The main Help To Buy options available at the moment include:

  • Help To Buy ISA
  • Equity Loan
  • Shared Ownership

When it comes to deciding what, if any, Help To Buy scheme is of benefit, it makes sense to look at who is eligible to use what scheme.

About houses for sale in Weymouth


With a population of more than 50,000 people, there are a lot of folk who live in Weymouth, and this means that there is a need for property in the area. As a seaside town, Weymouth is going to have a few elements that you don’t find in most of the towns and cities across the country but at the end of the day, people still have to live somewhere and there are only so many options. However, you may be pleasantly surprised at what options Weymouth can provide.

How To Save For A Mortgage In 2018

If you are looking to buy a house in 2018, it makes sense that you start to save money. Anyone intending to buy property in the next year should probably have started to save before now but there are still opportunities for you to save for a mortgage in 2018.

There has been a focus of late about ways that people can save money in an effective way. There have been tips for millennials advising them to stop buying meal deal lunches as a way of saving money. It should be noted that making your lunch at home, and doing nothing else, won’t be enough to help you save for a deposit, but the underlying principle is a sound one.

When you are saving for a mortgage, you need to make a lot of sacrifices. It isn’t easy to save the funds you need to put aside for a deposit, and you have to be committed. This means making savings wherever and whenever you can, and this includes saving money on lunches every day. By itself, this won’t be enough to help you get on the property ladder but if you make savings here, there and everywhere you can, you should find that you move in the right direction.

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