Contractor Mortgages: Help to Buy sending house prices soaring

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

95% Specialist Contractor Mortgages are proving very popular with the advent of the Government’s Help To Buy scheme which started in October for existing houses and is due to run for the next few years.

It has really fired up a sagging housing market.

Rising House Prices

Rightmove, which is a property website have said that house prices have gone up by 1% in just the first two weeks of January. That’s an average of £2,406 per property. That’s the fastest they have ever gone up in that period says Rightmove.

House Prices have now gone up by 6.3% in the last year. That’s the highest rate of annual increase since the top of the market in November 2007.

In London it is just going crazy with house prices up by 15% in the past year. Indeed some experts are calling for Help To Buy to be cut short in London in case it overheats the market.

Mortgage Broker

Contractor Mortgages deals are flying off the shelf according to specialist Contractor Mortgages broker Tony Harris.

Normally contractors find it difficult to get mortgages, with high street banks demanding to see three years worth of accounts and making offers related to the contractor’s Director’s salary which is not usually that large.

Because of Tony’s reputation in the marketplace and the good payment record of the contractors that he has got mortgages, he is able to get contractors mortgage offers based on their daily rate and all they need is a copy of their contract.

First Timer Buyers

Indeed he can get first time contractors mortgage offers on their very first day of their very first contract. They can be in their dream house in another 4-6 weeks. One new contractor was even able to get the keys to his dream house within two weeks of his first ever contract.

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Specialist Contractor Mortgages broker predicts a boom year ahead

Specialist Contractor Mortgages Broker advice

Specialist Contractor Mortgages Broker

Specialist Contractor Mortgages broker, Tony Harris, sees a boom year ahead in 2014. Tony, who has been getting contractor mortgages for years at better than market rates, said “The market could be flying next year as there’s a heck of a lot more optimism”.

Tony is the first port of call for contractors whom the hight street bans have put off when they demand three years worth of accounts and only giving quotes of a multiple of their directors’ salaries, which are deliberately kept low to avoid tax.

Help To Buy

The big show in town now is Help To Buy. It is this that has set the market in motion with house prices already heading north. For years lenders weren’t lending except to people who could put up 20% or 25% of the money. That kept first time buyers out of the market and they are crucial to the housing market.

Now the Government is guaranteeing 20% of the money. That means that lenders can now offer 95% mortgages again So, that brings a lot more people into the market. The economic Laws of Supply and Demand say that if you increase the Demand and the Supply stays the same then the price of a commodity (in this case houses) will rise.

Help to Buy will be in place for three years so house prices are expected to soar. A recovering economy will also send house prices north.

Under Starters Orders

Phase 1 of the Government’s plan was to only offer the help with new houses. This was to help boost the construction industry as well as the housing market.

They were going to bring Help To Buy Phase 2 in on January 2014 for existing houses. However, they have brought it forward to October 2013. Buyers are now under starters orders and hoping to get in before house prices head further north.

With Tony’s credibility as a specialist contractor mortgages broker with lenders he can get contractor mortgages quotes from brokers almost immediately. All he needs is a copy of the contract rather than three years of accounts. He also gets contractors mortgages based on their daily rate annualised (daily rate x 5 x 48 x 4) rather than based on their directors’ salary. He can get first time contractors quotes on their very first day of their very first contract.

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Help to Buy fuels Contractor Mortgage boom

Help to Buy fuels

Help to Buy Fuels

Help to Buy fuels contractor mortgage boom.

Help to Buy, the Government’s new tool to boost the housing market, is helping the Contractor Mortgage market. Tony Harris, an expert in getting contractors mortgages, is seeing the contractor mortgage market go through the roof.

Currently it is only available for new houses. However, from the end of the year contractors will be able to get mortgages for all types of property. With Help to Buy contractors can get 95% mortgages. Previously mortgage vendors have been asking for 20% deposits.

Basically the Government is underwriting the 95% mortgages encouraging people to start buying and selling houses. Their motives are to boost the feelgood factor ahead of the next election in less than 2 years time.

In July house prices rose by 3.3% year-on-year. In June it was 3.3% so it looks s if the market is getting up a head of steam. This looks to be a good time to get in as Help to Buy fuels this market and will help get the market motoring.

Property Prices

There’s still a chance to get into the market outside London and the South East where property prices have only risen by 0.8% in the last year. Any property price rises usually start in London and the South East and gradually spread north from there.

Tony is able to get contractors mortgages at less than the market rate. This is down to his credibility in the marketplace and because previous contractor clients of his have paid back their loans and have not defaulted.

From being seen as risky the track record of contractors in paying their mortgages has meant that new entrants to the mortgage market are getting mortgages at better than market rates.

He gets them mortgages at up to 4 times their daily rate annualised rather than as a multiple of Director’s Pay as high street banks do.

They also don’t need 3 years worth of accounts as they would at a high street ban. All they need is their contract. According to pundits this is a premium time to buy. The Stock Market has already soared but the property market is just starting to get into gear now. Prices will be higher in 3 years time.

Help to Buy fuels this market.

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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.

Government Help to Buy Scheme makes one-way-bet

Government Help To Buy scheme

Government Help to Buy Scheme

The Government Help To Buy scheme  is sending the number of Contractor Mortgages soaring to even greater heights than the peak of the boom in 2007. The Government Help to Buy scheme is where the Government underwrites 20% of the mortgage so that customers can get 95% mortgages again.

The Government are doing it to boost the housing market and the economy. Most of all, though, they are doing it to increase the feelgood factor and get themselves re-elected.

Pundits have criticised the Government saying that the Government Help to Buy scheme will create a housing boom. However, that is what the Government intended.

House Price Increases

Nationwide have just released figures showing that house prices have increased by 4% in the first six months of the year. In London house prices are now 5% above what they were at the peak of the boom in 2007. The rest of the country is still 9% below that peak.

There has never been a better time to buy, though, with the Government committed to fuelling a house price boom. The Government Help to Buy scheme is to last for 3 years at which point a recovering economy should keep prices moving ahead.

Interest rates have never been lower at around 4% for a mortgage. This is definitely the time to go for a fixed-rate mortgage.

Specialist Contractor Mortgage Brokers

It is also better to use specialist contractor mortgage brokers. They are much better at getting contractor mortgages than the high street banks or building societies. Contractors don’t have to produce three years worth of accounts but merely their contract.

Indeed they can get these specialist contractor mortgages on the very first day of their very first contract.

They can get a quote of up to 4 times their daily rate annualised (daily rate x 4 x 48). Most banks and building societies, who don’t have experience of contractors, base it on Director’s salary.

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UK Contractor Mortgage rates tumbling as prices soar

UK Contractor Mortgage Rates

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.

Interest Rates

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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