Contractor Buy To Let Mortgage Market Booming

Contractor Buy To Let Mortgage

Contractor Buy To Let Mortgage Market

The contractor buy to let mortgage market is in a bit of a boom at the moment.

According to figures out today the buy to let contractor mortgage market is going through the roof.

The Bank of England, and its boss Mark Carney, say that the Buy-To-Let mortgage market is growing at an appreciably faster rate than the ordinary market. It looks like Landlords see the property letting market as a great investment. They are piling in.

The same goes for the contractor buy-to-let mortgage market. Contractors are piling in too.

Contractors Investing in Buy to Let Property Market

They are looking for ways to make their money work for them. One of those ways, it appears, is to buy into the property market.

At these low-interest rates, they are able to get most of the money that they pay in mortgage payments back in rent. Sometimes they can even make a profit.

In later years, as rents rise, they can pull bigger and bigger profits from it.

However, the big gains from the contractor buy to let mortgage market are in capital gains.

Contractors Who Invest Wisely in Property

Those contractors who do well financially are those who make investments like these.

The contractors are earning money and their investments are making money too.

Many contractors with a few years experience are able to make more money from their investments than they make themselves.

Indeed, after a few good years, some contractors are able to get out and live on their investment income. They can then do what they like with their time.

Time for Contractors to Start Investing in Property

Normally we are talking about contractors who have been investing for 10 years or more successfully.

However, there is no time like the present to take that first step.

Tony Harris started the contractor mortgage market and has been getting British contractors 95% specialist contractor mortgages for years now.

He is able to get contractors mortgages based on their daily rate annualised and using their contract as proof rather than having to produce three years worth of accounts like you would if applying through a high street bank or building society.

Contractor Mortgages Based on Contract Rate

Indeed if you go through those you will get an offer based on just your Director’s salary, which makes it not worthwhile.

However, with Tony all you have to do is produce your contract.

He can get a new contractor a quote on the very first day of their very first contract.

Indeed, he has had contractors in their dream homes as quickly as two weeks after they started contracting.

He can also get them a contractor buy to let mortgage in pretty quick shape too.

Contractor Buy To Let Mortgage

To find out more about the contractor buy to let mortgage market click on Contractor Buy-To-Let Mortgages

To find out more, or to apply for a contractor buy-to-let mortgage, or indeed for any specialist contractor mortgage, just click on Contractor Mortgage Application and fill in the form there.

90% Contractor Mortgages with Cashback at Great Rates

Contractor Mortgages With Cashback

90% Contractor Mortgages with Cashback

Since the Halifax made a special contractor mortgages with cashback offer through our contractor mortgages partner, dozens of first time buyers have taken advantage and shared tens of thousands of pounds at an average of £2,300.

They expect that the offer will come to an end shortly so it is important that contractors get in now if they want to take advantage of the offer.

Contractors have obtained some of the best rates on the market – and got their cashback too. The Halifax are making this contractor mortgages with cashback offer only through our partners, in order to get a one-off big boost to their mortgage business. The offer will disappear soon.

The cash is being given so that first time buyers can cope with the extra costs of moving in. The Halifax are giving cashback of 1% of the total mortgage costs up to £2,500 paid within a month of completion.

Contractor Mortgages with Cashback Rates

They are offering some great rates too for their contractor mortgages with cashback:-

90% for a 2-year fixed mortgage at 3.44%

85% for a 2-year fixed mortgage at 2.34%

80% for a 2-year fixed mortgage at 2.19%

60% for a 2-year fixed mortgage at 1.64%

Arrangement fees are £1,499 for all of the above.

That’s some pretty good rates especially as they can be locked in for 2 years.

Help to Buy Contractor Mortgages

You can also get contractor mortgages with no arrangement fee for smaller amounts borrowed.

You can also get a 95% contractor mortgage using Help to Buy. The deal is also available for new build and affordable housing.

It doesn’t include Buy To Let or mortgages of over £1 million.

Contractor Mortgage Application

You need to lock in this deal quickly though. Get an agreement in principle as soon as you can.

You need to have made a formal mortgage application before this deal ends. Our partners are ready to help you immediately.

Our partners can get you a quote on the every day you apply. If you get an AIP (Agreement in Principle) for the loan it will help when dealing with the estate agents. You may even get a better price than someone who doesn’t have one as you are ‘ready to go’.

Our partner started the specialist contractor mortgages market 10 years ago. Contractors used to find it difficult to get mortgages previously and had to produce three years worth of accounts and got an offer based on their Director’s salary – which made the offer very low.

Now, our partners can get them offer on production of their contract and at a multiple (up to 5 times) of their daily rate annualised ( x 48). They are happy to give you their expert advice free of charge.

Apply for Contractor Mortgages with Cashback

To find out more about the contractor mortgages with cashback offer or to take up the Halifax offer while you can, you should click on Contractor Mortgage Application and fill in the form there.

 

Tory Election Win Good for Specialist Contractor Mortgages Market

Tory Election Win and Contractor Market

Tory Election Win Good for Market

Whether, you voted Tory, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, UKIP, Green Party or you voted for no party at all, it can’t be denied that a Tory Election Win is going to be good for the Housing Market.

As that will be the case, a Tory election win will also be good for the Contractor Mortgages Market too.

Firstly, Labour’s Mansion Tax on properties over £2m will not now be implemented.

You may think that this won’t affect contractors too much. However, the price of houses and flats have gone through the roof in London, This is where a large percentage of contractors live and work.

London has become very much an international city and foreign buyers are pushing house prices higher there.

Supply and Demand for Property

Secondly, the Conservatives won’t be going on any public housing building programme that Labour might have done. This would have boosted the supply of houses and flats on the market.

As those who know their economics know there is the Laws of Supply and Demand. This says that if you increase the supply of a commodity then the price will fall.

There are also no plans by the Conservatives to give planning permission for houses on green belt sites or even in brown field sites in major cities.

This will keep the supply of houses down as the population rises. This is mainly based on heavy immigration which is mainly in the London area.

So, in the next few years, the factors will not be in place for a major increase in the supply of housing to the market.

Therefore, as the demand for housing is increasing, the price of housing should increase too as the supply of housing is rising at a slower rate.

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

The Tory election win will have a knock-on effect on the specialist contractor mortgages market.

This has been healthy for some time now. There seems to be no reason to expect that to change in the ear future.

To find out more information about Specialist Contractor Mortgages brokers, or to apply, click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Contractor Mortgages | Which Contractor Mortgage?

Which Contractor Mortgage

Which Contractor Mortgage?

People often ask us which contractor mortgage should a contractor choose?

What most contractors do is to walk into a high street bank or building society and ask for a mortgage. This is a huge mistake. They will tell you two things:-

1.  You need to produce three years worth of accounts

2.  The contractor mortgage offer will be based on a multiple of your Directory’s salary.

No matter which contractor mortgage you get it would be worse than if you would have got as a permanent employee.

Shock to Contractors

This will come as a shock to contractors – especially those that have been contracting for less than 3 years. Indeed, when I was told the above, a good few years ago, I just gave up for many years looking to own my own house.

I would have been better staying as a permie as I would have got a better mortgage offer. I wished that I had bought a house or flat PRIOR to becoming an IT contractor.

Of course, this was before the days of specialist contractor mortgages. Tony Harris started that market just over ten years ago.

He went to lenders and asked them to fund specialist mortgages for IT Contractors. This took lenders aback and shocked at his temerity in asking for long-term mortgages for people, i.e. IT Contractors, who had insecure jobs. This could be a disaster for them, they thought.

Which Contractor Mortgage for Tony

However, this could potentially be a very lucrative market for them as there were a growing number, now measured in the hundreds of thousands, of IT Contractors in the UK.

So, Tony managed to get one lender to dip their toe (the very edge of their big toe) in the water to test specialist contractor mortgages to see if it would work.

And work it did!

UK Contractor Mortgages articles

UK Contractor Mortgages articles

They found that IT contractors paid their monthly mortgage instalments at least as well as anyone else and didn’t default on their mortgages during hard times.

So, they started lending more IT Contractors money for specialist contractor mortgages. Then Tony started to get other lenders to loan money to IT Contractors after this initial success.

It meant that he was able to get better and better rates for IT contractors as the lenders fought each other to get into this new lucrative market. Remember this when you are considering which contractor mortgage you should get.

Mortgages for All Contractor Now

Within the last couple of years Tony was able to get these lenders to extend loans to all contractors and not just IT Contractors.

The deal he has got with them is much better than the deal that contractors would get if they walked into a high street bank or building society.

The main points of the deal are:-

1.  Contractors would not need three years worth of accounts. All the proof they would need to offer contractors a mortgage would be the contractor’s contract.

2.  The offer would be based on the contractor’s daily rate annualised. That is Daily Rate x 5 x 48 x 4.

Contractor Mortgage Offers

They can now get contractors mortgage offers on the same day that the contractor contacts them.

Indeed they can get first time contractors a mortgage offer on the very first day of their very first contract. It means that they can get the keys to their dream house approximately four weeks after their first day on a contract.

Indeed, in one case they got one first time contractor into his dream house just two weeks after starting his first ever contract.

Tony has so much credibility with lenders now that he can often get contractors mortgages at better than market rates.

Help to Buy Mortgages

With the advent of Help to Buy mortgages, he can get contractors 95% mortgages.

So, which contractor mortgage should you look for – one from a high street bank or building society – or one from a specialist contractor mortgage broker like Tony?

I think that one’s a no brainer!

To find our more about these specialist contractor mortgages click on Contractor Mortgage Application and fill in the form there.

Help to Buy ISA for First Time Buyers – Contractor Mortgages

Help to Buy ISA

Help to Buy ISA

Contractors have just had some great news from Chancellor Osborne in his 2015 Budget. He has created a Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers.

The Help to Buy scheme, brought in by the Government has been highly successful. It has provided the feelgood factor that the Government wanted going into the General Election in May.

Previously, lenders were asking for 20% and 25% deposits to first time buyers and they just didn’t have it. First time buyers are crucial for a healthy housing market. Their inability to get into the market was depressing prices.

So, the Government guaranteed 20% of the deposit. This meant that those first time buyers were able to get 95% mortgage again. They did so in droves.

This helped to push house prices up which engendered the Government’s feelgood factor. This, in turn, has brought the Conservatives level with Labour in the polls.

New Help to Buy ISA

Now, the Government has gone further and created the Help to Buy ISA.

It enables first time buyers to be able to save tax-free for a mortgage deposit in an ISA. Not only that, for every £200 a first time buyer saves the Government will add a further £50.

That should help!

Furthermore, it means you are able to increase your deposit by 25%.

It’s a huge boost to first time buyers, including contractors taking out contractor mortgages.

Help to Buy ISA in the Autumn

Said Emilie Heaney, an expert on both the contractor mortgages market and the ISA for contractors market:-

“Contracting first time buyers will be able to start saving in these special ISAs in Autumn 2015. You will need an initial deposit of £1000 to open a H2B ISA and can use it to save for homes worth up to £450,000 in London and £250,000 in the rest of the UK.

“So, your £1000 you will benefit from a £250 uplift from the Government.

“Overall this will be further positive news for the housing market starved of first time buyers with enough of a deposit to take that all important first step and should encourage a generation of new savers and we commend this to the house”.

To get in the queue for one of these new Help to Buy ISA products fill in the form here ISA Form

Contractor Mortgages Market Boom – Best Places for Contractors to Buy

Contractor Mortgages Market Boom

Contractor Mortgages Market Boom

There is a Contractor Mortgages Market boom, according to specialist contractor mortgages broker Tony Harris.

London has seen massive rises in the price of houses and apartments. With London becoming, more and more, an international city, the contractor mortgages market is set to continue in its upward path.

The best value in the next few years, though, could be in cities and areas who have more recently started rising in price.

Property Mortgages Market Boom Moving North

Every property market boom starts, firstly, in the south and gradually spreads throughout the country. It moves north generally.

The current contractor mortgages market boom is going that way.

This means that cities like Sheffield, Liverpool and Glasgow are likely to rise more than southern cities in he next few years. The contractor mortgages market is likely to increase significantly in those cities.

Property experts say that London house prices will continue to rise – but at a slower rate than northern cities.

Buy a House up North

Indeed, if a contractor from London got an extended contract in a northern city, like Liverpool or Glasgow, it might be a good idea to sell up in London and buy a house in Liverpool or Glasgow.

Firstly, it would be an absolutely palatial place you could get there just by selling a flat in a decent area of London.

Secondly, when it was time to go back down south again the contractor would get an even better property in London after selling his, or her, northern house for more than his previous place in London was now worth.

Your house could make more for you than your contract.

Average Annual Earnings

House prices in London are now 12 times Londoners average annual earnings. For the UK as a whole it is 6.3 times annual earnings.

Average house prices in both London and Oxford were now so high that they were more than 12 times local annual earnings – almost double the UK average of 6.3 times wages.

The cities where house prices have been rising for 6 years are as follows. They are Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Oxford and Manchester.

Contractor Mortgages Market Best Areas to Buy

Although property prices will continue to rise in those cities, it will be at a slower rate than the following cities which have only started to recover in the past two years.

They are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Leeds. Belfast has only started recovering in the past 18 months and houses there are at real bargain prices.

House Prices in those cities are only between 3 and 6 times local annual salaries. This makes them most affordable. There’s more room for property price rises in those cities.

London Property Boom

In the last 6 years the average property price in London has risen from £144,278 to £405,500. That’s astonishing. Part of that is due to London’s status as an international city.

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has given a massive boost to the contractor mortgages market. It means that first time buyers could enter the housing market again.

They can get 95% mortgages now compared to 75% to 80% mortgages before.

Contractor Mortgages Maximum Offers

Low rates are also sending the market higher. These are the lowest rates that contractors have ever had – and many of the are taking fixed rate mortgages to lock in those low rates.

A contractor mortgages lenders war has intensified this year leading to some great bargains for contractors as regards mortgage rates.

Banks and building societies ask contractors for three years worth of accounts. Contractor mortgage brokers need just a copy of the contract.

High street banks and building societies base their offers on the contractor’s director’s salary. Contractor mortgage brokers base it on a contractors daily rate annualised – which is much more.

This has led to the current contractor mortgages market boom.

To find our more click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Contractor Crowdfunding Club

To learn more, or to join, our Contractor Crowdfunding Club click on Contractor Crowdfunding Opportunities

You’ll hear first about great crowdfunding opportunities and get in ahead of the crowd. Often these opportunities disappear in hours.

First Time Buyers Property Boom on back of Help to Buy

Property Crowdfunding for Contractors

First Time Buyers Property Boom

A first time buyers property boom has sent the property market soaring. Prior to the Help to Buy scheme being brought in by the Government, contractors were having to stump up 20% to 25% deposits if they wanted to buy a house or apartment. As you can imagine, most first time buyers could not afford that.

Therefore, these high deposits pretty much excluded first time buyers from the market and they are normally the lifeblood of the property market.

Laws of Supply and Demand

If you cut the demand for a commodity then, if the supply stays the same, the price decreases. Equally, according to the economic Laws of Supply and Demand, if you increase the demand for a commodity, and the supply remains the same, then the price goes up.

That is why house prices were previously falling and now they are rising.

With the addition of first time buyers to the market the demand has increased and so the prices have been rising. This has been because of a first time buyers property boom.

House Prices Rising

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that house prices rose by 9.% in 2014.

Mortgage lenders have reported that this first time buyers property boom has led to a record level of mortgages sold to first time buyers.

The average house price is now £272,000 – up £22,000 in just a year.

Specialist Contractor Mortgages Market

There’s also a first time buyers property boom in the specialist contractor mortgages market, according to specialist contractor mortgages broker Tony Harris.

He has been getting contractors mortgages for years. You are always better to use a specialist contractor mortgages broker. They can get contractors the best deals.

He can get contractors mortgages based on their daily rate annualised times 4. All they have to do is produce a copy of their contract.

If contractors went to a high street bank or building society they would ask them for 3 years worth of accounts. Any offer would be based on their Director’s Salary too.

To find our more click on Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Contractor Crowdfunding Club

To learn more or to join our Contractor Crowdfunding Club click on Contractor Crowdfunding Opportunities

You’ll hear first about great crowdfunding opportunities and get in ahead of the crowd. Often these opportunities disappear in hours.

 

Help to Buy Property Boom sends Housing Market Soaring

Help to Buy Property Boom

Help to Buy Property Boom

House Prices soared by £6,000 just last month in England and Wales boosted by a Help to Buy Property Boom.

That’s up 2.4% in just a month.

There was a fall of 4% in the number of new sellers.

Everyone knows that, according to the Economic Laws of Supply and Demand, if the Demand remains the same and the Supply (of housing) decreases then the price of that commodity (houses) will rise.

So, that’s what has been happening.

Buy To Let Property Owners

It seems that Buy to Let property owners are hanging onto their properties. It also seems that Buy to Let investors are long-term investors and are less likely to sell than other property owners.

With more Buy to Let property owners about, that is decreasing the supply of properties for sale even further and pushing up the price.

With mortgage rates at record lows and the Government helping new property owners to get 95% mortgages, there is a Help to Buy property boom on full flow.

Many people’s houses are earning more than the people who live in them.

Lenders Competing for Customers

Estate Agents are saying that they are seeing the lowest ever level of quality properties on the market. No one is selling except those who have to, as they watch their house prices rise and rise.

Lenders are now having to compete aggressively for customers and UK Contractors are taking advantage and sealing in these great rates. There’s a mortgage war happening at the moment and a Help to Buy Property boom.

Specialist contractor mortgage brokers are getting contractors fantastic rates, at the moment, based on just the production of their contract. They are also getting them 95% Help to Buy mortgage offers based on their daily rate annualised.

For more information see Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Top contractor mortgage deals for UK Contractors

Best Contractor Mortgages

Top Contractor Mortgage Deals

Our mortgage partners have negotiated a number of top contractor mortgage deals.

Is it a good time to go for a variable rate?

Many house owners are expecting the interest rates from their variable mortgages to rise within the next year or so which will increase their repayments. So, contractors would be best to take a fixed rate mortgage if they want the top contractor mortgage deals.

Our partners have got credibility in the specialist contractor mortgages market. This is because their contractors have made all their repayments and don’t tend to have to give back the keys.

This is, also, because most of them take fixed rate mortgages and don’t have the worry of repayments rising when interest rates go up. Therefore, it’s as good a time as any for contractors to take fixed rate loans.

Here’s a tip. Recently the difference between 2-year and 5-year fixed rate mortgages has narrowed. So, it would be a good idea for contractors to pay the little extra and fix for 5 years rather than just 2 years.

Specialist Top Contractor Mortgage Deals

Our partners have found a new lender in the specialist contractor mortgages market who have this top contractor mortgage deal:-

– A 2 year fixed rate at 2.29% based on an 85% LTV
– £999 arrangement fee that can be added to the mortgage
Or
– A 5 year fixed rate at 3.29% based on an 85% LTV
– £1,999 arrangement fee that can be added to the mortgage
Another great deal secure by our mortgage partners with yet another lender is for those who only have a 5% deposit and have been contracting for more than 3 years.
They are offering:
– A 3 years fixed rate at 4.99% based on a 95% LTV
– No arrangement fee

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

Our contractor mortgages partner’s advisers will give you the best advice on which options are best for you for top contractor mortgage deals.

So, to find out more, or to apply, fill in the mortgage form at the bottom of this page:-

Specialist Contractor Mortgages

British Contractor Mortgage Rates start with a Bang in 2015

British Contractor mortgage rates available

British Contractor Mortgage rates

You really do need to see British Contractor mortgage rates at the moment to believe them. They are sure to rise at some point after the election, so it is worth taking them now.

2014 is being heralded as the strongest year for mortgage lending since 2008. This is according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). However, 2015 looks set to follow in its footsteps. January has seen record low British Contractor mortgage rates.

Contractor Mortgages Best Rates

Since the New Year we have seen two-year fixed rates fall as low as 1.64% on a 60% LTV from Contractor champion Halifax which is an outstanding rate for Contractors with a substantial deposit.

This product does carry an arrangement fee of £1,499 from the Lender. However, this can be added to the mortgage rather than paid up front.

Best rates for Contractors with Lower Deposits

If you have less savings to put down, however, you won’t be disappointed. This is because a relative newcomer to the Contractor Mortgage market, Metro Bank, have released a raft of very competitive fixed rate mortgages at higher loan to values. These include 2 year fixed rates at:

– 1.99% on a 70% LTV
– 2.04% on an 80% LTV
– 2.29% on an 85% LTV

All of these rates carry a £999 arrangement fee from the Lender. However, you can add this to your mortgage so you won’t need to find the cash up front. The minimum loan amount is just £20,000 up to a maximum of £1,500,000. So, it suits Contractors buying at every level of the housing ladder.

5 year fixed rate mortgages at 2 year fixed rates!

Furness building society have launched a five-year fixed rate mortgage at just 2.94% on an 80% LTV. This is closer to the UK Contractor mortgage rates we have been seeing for two-year fixed rate products in recent months, particularly at this LTV level. Again this product carries a £999 arrangement fee but this can be added to the mortgage.

If you are considering fixing your mortgage for longer, to ride out any fluctuation in the market, then this Contractor-friendly Lender is offering a highly competitive rate. This should see you through the inevitable rise in the base rate over the next five years.

These British Contractor mortgage rates are exclusive to our specialist contractor mortgages partners.

British Contractor mortgage rates have never been better. To find out more from a mortgage Adviser today, or to apply, you should fill in the form on this page – Specialist Contractor Mortgages