UK Contractor Mortgage Rates
UK Contractor Mortgage Rates are tumbling in the UK as a new boom gets under way. The Government’s introduction of Help to Buy, where they will subsidise and underwrite part of the mortgage, has had the effect they desired. It has started to push the property market ahead.
House prices are now rising at the highest rates for years. The Government hope that a rising property market will help boost the economy. More importantly it will give a feelgood factor for the next election. This is bringing UK Contractor Mortgage rates down.
So, the interest rates for a contractor mortgage have continued to tumble . The average cost for a 5-year mortgage has fallen below 4% for the first time. Before the credit crunch in 2007 the average interest rates for a 5-year mortgage were 6.36%.
It has never been cheaper to get a contractor mortgage. This is a saving over the lifetime of a mortgage of £10,000 in every £100,000 borrowed.
Many pundits are castigating the Government as they say that the Help to Buy scheme will send house prices soaring and create a new property bubble.
The Scheme is expected to last for three years. House prices are predicted to be much higher in three years time than they are now. This is good news for UK Contractor Mortgage Rates.
Fixed Rate Mortgages
At these low rates, contractors are being advised to buy now and take fixed rate rather than variable rate mortgages. 90% of those taking out mortgages are taking fixed rate mortgages compared to 76% just a year ago.
The reason is that fixed rate mortgage rates are now actually cheaper than variable rates for contractor mortgages.
Tony Harris has been getting contractor specialist contractor mortgages for years. He is able to get them at better than the market rates.
Unlike with a high street bank or building society he is able to get them without contractor having to produce any accounts. This can be at up to 5 times their daily rate annualised (48 times their weekly rate).
A high street bank would base the amount on a contractors’ director’s salary.
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