At MortgageKey we’ve been delighted to help hundreds of people buy their first home. First time buyer mortgages make it easier for people to get on the property ladder, with deposits as little as just 5% required.
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Buying your first home is a landmark event – and one we are dedicated to making as smooth and as stress-free as possible at MortgageKey.
Owning a home for the first time is going to place an extra pressure on finances,no matter what deal you get, but with our advice and support, it is a big step which can often be easily achieved and managed.
The main aim of this type of mortgage is to make it easier for people to make that first step onto the property ladder – and get a property they love. They are usually fairly flexible in terms of the size of your deposit and rates, but of course, the bigger deposit you are able to pay, the greater range of cheaper mortgages you will have access to.
Like all mortgage deals, you’ll still need to go through all the financial checks to prove you are eligible and can afford the repayments. However, a lot of first time buyers are allowed a 5% deposit on an 80% mortgage value, with the Government subsidising the rest until you’re in a position to negotiate further.
The majority of mortgage lenders will allow mortgage terms of around 35 years which can help lower monthly payments.
The Government's Help to Buy Scheme allows minimum deposit of just 5% with no interest to be paid for five years. When using Help to Buy, the Government will lend up to 20% of the property value in England and Wales, 40% in London, or 15% in Scotland. You then take out a mortgage on the rest of the property's value (so, if your deposit was 5% and your equity loan was 20%, you'd take out a 75% mortgage).
This is a key question for many as they assess the type of home they can afford. Obviously, it all depends on individual circumstance. Your finances will be considered in terms of incomings and outgoings to work out what size of a mortgage you could afford to borrow. Other aspects such as the size of your deposit are also an influential factor.
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