Astounding Mortgage Price War for Contractor Mortgages

Mortgage Price War

Mortgage Price War Starting

An astonishing one-off mortgage Price War has started for specialist contractor mortgages.

This is because several lenders have not met their government targets for lending to customers. They have discovered this after the recent mortgage market review.

We are now into the 4th quarter of the year and there are major penalties for the lenders if they do not meet their targets. So, this has led to a mortgage price war.

They are playing catch-up here and are desperately trying to loan more money to meet their targets.

First Time Buyers

First time buyers will be one of the groups that will benefit greatly from the mistakes of the major lenders in not selling enough mortgages.

Therefore, specialist contractor mortgages brokers have been quick to get in on the act in this one-off mortgage price war.

Tony Harris has been dealing in specialist contractor mortgages for years. He has stepped into the market turmoil to grab some great contractor mortgages deals.

Some lenders need desperately to get more mortgages out before they report to the City watchdogs.

Great Deal from Halifax

So, Tony has managed to get a great deal from the Halifax especially for contractors. It is a one-off flash sale and a limited edition mortgage offer.

They are making this offer to all contractors even if they are half way through their contracts as they are so desperate to unload them to meet Government targets before they report.

They are, therefore, offering mortgages with a minimal deposit.

This mortgage price war is a once in a lifetime opportunity for contractors due to the fact that the lenders have screwed up and are now desperate.

Contractor Mortgages Details

The details of this exciting product launch are –

2 year fixed at 2.99%
– Up to 90% loan to value (LTV)
– available to first time buyers only
– Maximum loan size is £750,000
– No arrangement fee

Double the Deposit

Even a week ago contractors would have needed double the deposit to secure this low-interest rate.

This mortgage price war is great news for Limited Company contractors who have kept company drawings to a minimum for tax purposes.

The rates are not just available for first timers.

These rates are part of a range of packages available only for contractors through Tony. There is no charge for advice or for getting you the loan.

Lender Desperation

This mortgage price war is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get those rates due to the desperation of some lenders to sell mortgages at any price at all. However, it is first come first served till the lenders have met their targets.

To find out more or to apply you should click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages  and fill in the form there. Tony or one of his team will be in touch quickly with a mortgage offer.

House Prices to Rise by 30%

House Prices to Rise

House Prices to Rise

House prices to rise by 30% according to a new survey due to greater demand.

They are expected to rise by 30% over the next 5 years in the UK according to Rightmove, an online property portal.

House prices in London are expected to rise by 33% over the next 5 years despite signs of a recent cooling.

In the South East, house prices are predicted to rise by 37%. This will be caused by people moving out of the capital into commutable areas where the house prices are less onerous.

For instance, house prices in Southampton and Luton are expected to rise by 43% and 41%. They will rise in Brighton by 41% and Swindon by 40%.

The North West will see the slowest house price rises. However, they will still be up by 24%.

Good Time to Buy

This would be a good time to buy before house prices rise any more.

If you are looking to buy, contractors would be best to get quotes from specialist contractor mortgages brokers. Tony Harris  has been getting contractors mortgages for over 15 years.

For instance, if you walk into a high street bank or building society they will demand to see three years worth of accounts before they would even think of offering you and contractor mortgages.

Furthermore, they would also base their offer on your Director’s salary, which most contractors like to keep low.

Daily Rate Based Offers

Specialist contractor mortgages brokers can get you quotes based on your daily rate annualised. They would calculate your yearly income as Daily Rate x 5 x 48. Furthermore, they would then make you an offer of around 4 times that depending on circumstances.

With Help to Buy you can now get contractor mortgage offers of up to 95%.

It seems that Tony can get first time contractors contractor mortgages offers on the very first day of their very first day contracting. It seems that they can have the keys to their dream homes in just 4 to 6 weeks after starting their first contract.

To find out more about specialist contractor mortgages or to apply you should click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Contractor Mortgage Offers – Calculation of your offer

Contractor Mortgage Offers best rates

Contractor Mortgage Offers

Contractor Mortgage offers can vary greatly. Indeed if you went into a high street bank or building society they would base it on your Director’s salary. We all know that wouldn’t lead to great contractor mortgage offers.

They may not even give you an offer as they need three years worth of accounts as well.

If you go to a specialist contractor mortgages broker like Tony Harris, contractor mortgage offers are based on your daily rate annualised. That’s much better, isn’t it?

It’s basically Daily Rate x 5 times 48 times x 4. The last figure would be up to 5 depending on circumstances and how much deposit you put down.

However, a very rough figure would be got at for your contractor mortgage offers by multiplying your hourly rate by £7,200.

Example Offers Based On Rates

Hourly Rate – Offer

£20 – £144,000

£30 – £216,000

£40 – £288,000

£50 – £360,000

£60 – £432,000

Indicative Guide

It has to be said, again, that this is very rough and depends on your circumstances what your contractor mortgage offers are.

However, it is an indicative guide as to what you can get. Through specialist contractor mortgage brokers like Tony, you can get a mortgage offer within hours of the very first day of your very first contract.

There didn’t used to be specialist contractor mortgage brokers when I started contracting and I was ‘blown off’ by building societies and high street banks when I went looking for contractor mortgage offers. The three years of accounts needed were a killer.

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

However, Tony persuaded banks and building societies that there was a lucrative new market for them in loaning money to contractors. They dipped their toes in the water. When the contractors kept up to date with their mortgage payments and didn’t default, it gave Tony lots of credibility with the loaners.

Since then he’s been able to get more and more contractor mortgage offers for more and more contractors. It’s at good rates too.

To find out more or to apply you should click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

No Stamp Duty for first time buyers – Contractor Mortgages

No Stamp Duty

No Stamp Duty

The Halifax has launched a mortgage with no stamp duty for first time buyers.

Stamp duty acts as a significant barrier for potential homeowners. So, Chancellor George Osborne is under pressure to do something in his budget to help cash strapped first time buyers and movers with this most hated tax. Contractor friendly Lender Halifax have taken matters in to their own hands. They have launched a headline grabbing offer for first time buyers.

If you are purchasing a property up to the value of £250,000, you won’t need to pay stamp duty on certain mortgage rate schemes. So, this could reduce your buying costs by as much as £2,500. If your chosen property is under £125,001 then Halifax will pay £250 cash back. This is despite the fact that your property wouldn’t be liable for stamp duty tax.

Halifax have run similar schemes in the past that have helped over 14,000 first time buyers onto the ladder. So the Lender is expecting to see similar figures this time. If other lenders jump on the bandwagon then Osborne may end up with little say in the matter. The market would rally to allow thousands more buyers to purchase without stamp duty costs.

The real cost of stamp duty

Each year, more and more first time buyers are being pushed in to the stamp duty bracket as house prices edge up.

According to LSL, the average purchase price for first time buyers in January was £155,832. This was 16.4% higher than the same time last year.

In line with this increase in house prices, the average deposit that a first time buyer must save has also risen. It is now £500 higher at £27,519. This represents 75.1% of a first time buyer’s income. This is according to figures released in January 2014. So saving extra funds to cover stamp duty adds a huge additional financial burden and could delay a potential purchase.

Figures from TSB suggest that 22% of first time buyers don’t take the cost of stamp duty into account when they make an offer on a property. This could leave these potential homeowners in the awkward position of finding up to an extra 3% of the property value before completion. This may be a struggle for cash strapped first time buyers.

Contractor Mortgages from Halifax

With just a 10% deposit, and a £999 arrangement fee, first time buyers can access a 2 year fixed rate mortgage at 4.79%. If you can provide a larger deposit of around 15%, you will be able to access a 2 year fixed rate at just 3.04% with a £1499 arrangement fee. These competitive Contractor Mortgage rates are available immediately to first time buyers. The arrangement fee can be added to your mortgage in both cases. So you won’t need to pay it upfront.

There is no stamp duty.

You can also access the stamp duty offer if you are applying for a 95% mortgage from the Halifax Help to buy product range. This is great news for those Contractors that have struggled to save a large deposit.

Looking for a larger property or your next move? If you are buying a property over the value of £250,000 or are an existing homeowner looking to move, you won’t qualify for the stamp duty incentive from Halifax. However, you can access a wide range of competitive Contractor Mortgage rates.This includes a special rate with the Lender. This entails a fixed rate mortgage for 2 years at 1.79% with a £1499 fee if you have a 40% deposit.

Halifax are not the only Contractor friendly Lender so it is worth consulting a Contractor specialist Independent Financial Adviser. They will search the whole of the market to find the best rates available to suit your individual circumstances.

Contractor Mortgages Broker

Tony Harris is a Specialist Contractor Mortgages Broker. He has a special relationship with the Halifax. Therefore, he is able to get contractors better rates than they would get on the marketplace. He is able to do this because of the credibility he has built up with them. This is mainly because the contractors that he sends to them have paid up on their mortgages and not defaulted.

Normally if you approach a building society, or high street bank, on your own, as a contractor you will be told that you need three years worth of accounts. Furthermore, you will only get a mortgage offer based on your Director’s salary.

Contractor Mortgage Offers With No Stamp Duty

This wouldn’t be worth having. However, because of Tony’s credibility with the Halifax he can get mortgage offers for contractors just on production of their contract. Indeed, first time contractors can get specialist contractor mortgage offers on their very first day of their very first contract. He can also get them quotes based on their daily rate annualised (daily rate x 4 x 48 weeks) rather than Director’s salary.

This Halifax one is with no stamp duty.

To find out more or apply you should click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Contractor Mortgages scramble as house prices soar

Contractor Mortgages Scramble

Contractor Mortgages Scramble

There is currently a contractor mortgages scramble.

The Government’s Help To Buy scheme has boosted contractor mortgages. This is where contractors can get 95% mortgages aided by Government funds. At the moment it only applies to new houses but next year it will apply to older houses too.

The Government say that they brought in Help to Buy to help get the housing market going. This would help boost the economy. Furthermore, it would also artificially create a feelgood factor in time for the elections.

As a result,there has been a contractor mortgages scramble. House prices have turned the corner and have now risen by 5.4% in the past year. Further rises are predicted during the 3-year period of the Help to Buy scheme. A rising economy should keep house prices rising after that.

Tony Harris has been getting specialist contractor mortgages for IT Contractor for many years. He has now expanded that to all contractors. His credibility in the marketplace with lenders has enabled him to get contractors better-than-market-rates for mortgages.

Contractor Mortgage Rates

Also, his credibility comes from IT Contractors paying back their mortgages over the years and not defaulting. High Street banks see contractors as a risk. So, they ask for three years worth of accounts. Furthermore, they only offer a loan of a multiple of Director’s salary rather than the multiple of daily rate annualised that Tony can offer.

They don’t need three years worth of accounts either. He can get them a mortgage offer on the very first day of their very first contract. All they need to do is produce their contract. About a month later they can be turning the keys of their new dream home.

There’s a contractor mortgages scramble now with prices on the up. The Government are trying to force prices up before the next election. If contractors wait a couple of years they may find house prices 10% to 15% higher. This appears to be the time to get one of those specialist contractor mortgages. This is because house prices are expected to rise more than contractor rates over the next 3 years.

New First time buyers boosting Contractor Mortgages Market

New First Time Buyers

New First Time Buyers

The return of new first time buyers has given the contractor mortgage market a massive boost. Because the big banks and building societies were insisting on 20% deposits and more new first time buyers were getting squeezed out of the market.

However, with the Government’s new Help to Buy scheme first time buyers are flocking back to the market in droves.

There were 25,100 new first time buyers in May. That’s a massive 29% up on April. It’s an even higher 42% higher than in May last year. The Help to Buy scheme is having a massive effect on the housing market.

Contractor Mortgage Guarantee

The Government are guaranteeing parts of the mortgage to enable people to get 95% mortgages again. It is this that is bringing the new first time buyers back in such massive numbers. It is also causing house prices to head north again.

First time buyers now account for 45% of house purchases. The average since 2007 has been 38%.

Said Paul Smee of the Council of Mortgage Lenders “Although monthly lending is still running at far less than half its typical level during the peak, there is no doubt that the mortgage market is firmly open for business. The borrowing appetite of first time buyers and the availability of attractive mortgages for them, have improved markedly since a year ago.”

Specialist Contractor Mortgage Broker

Contractors looking for a mortgage should avoid the high street banks and building societies. They should contact a specialist contractor mortgage broker instead.

The reason is that those big institutions don’t understand freelancing and ask for 3 years worth of accounts. They also make their offer based on the Director’s salary in their accounts. As we all know contractors prefer to get paid their money in dividends.

Specialist Contractor Mortgage broker, Tony Harris, has been getting contractors mortgages for years using just their contract and basing the offer on the contractor’s daily rate annualised. So a contractor earning £400 a day could get a mortgage offer of up to half a million pounds.

He uses his reputation in the marketplace to get contractors mortgage offers at less than the market rates. To find out more or to get a quote click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages