Expert Mortgage & Protection advice in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Find a mortgage that's right for you at KMJ Mortgages in Uttoxeter. Staffordshire. Whether you are a first time buyer, looking to remortgage, move house or invest in a buy-to-let property, we can search thousands of mortgages to suit your individual needs.
Getting a mortgage is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, so it’s important to get it right.
How long will the full house buying process take?
The full house buying process, from first looking for your first home until the completion, can typically take around 3 - 6 months. The time up until completion can vary from each person. There are various factors that can affect this, such as finances, unexpected delays, and trouble finding the right property for you.
If you have all the necessary financial documents prepared, your application can be much quicker. The length of time for a lender to approve a mortgage application can vary between lenders; some may respond within 72 hours, whereas others can take up to 3 weeks.
Are there any additional costs in buying a first home?
Aside from your deposit, there are a number of fees to consider when buying your first home. These can include;
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Until 31 March 2021, you will not have to pay Stamp Duty on properties costing up to £500,000. For homes costing in excess of £500,000 please use our Stamp Duty Calculator.
The mortgage lender will assess the value of the property to establish how much they are prepared to lend you.
The cost can vary based on the property’s value. Some lenders might not charge you for this, depending on the type of mortgage product you select.
Before you purchase a property, it is vital that you understand any problems. There are different types of surveys available. a basic home condition survey can cost around £250 to a full structural survey from £600 or more. Paying for a survey could save you money on repairs in the future.
You’ll normally need a solicitor or licensed conveyor to carry out all the legal work when buying your home. Legal fees are typically between £850-£1,500. Your solicitor will also complete local searches, which will cost around £250-£300, to check whether there are any local plans or problems.
Mortgage arrangement costs
There are thousands of mortgages available from hundreds of lenders, which makes finding the right mortgage on your own difficult. Alternatively, hiring a mortgage broker will mean you're only shown mortgages that are relevant to you. They have an intimate understanding of lenders, so they'll know exactly who is most likely to offer you the most suitable deal. We have access to exclusive mortgages that are only available to mortgage brokers. Mortgage brokers are qualified and regulated. The standard fee for a mortgage broker can vary.
Remember once you buy your own home you’re responsible for looking after it and any maintenance costs.
Because we play by the book we want to tell you that…
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances.
The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.