Remortgage Tips

By: Graham Bradlington

A remortgage can certainly help you with your finances reducing the interest payments by utilising the equity in your property. However, as there are some variables within the remortgage process that can easily reduce your ocerall gains, it is strongly advises that you follow the correct guidelines. Here are a few tips and ideas which will help you the most cost effective remortgage decision

Keep your eyes open for the lowest bidder

For getting the best possible benefits, the first thing you need to do is contact as many re-mortgage lenders as possible and ask for re-mortgage interest rate quotes. By doing this, all lenders would be making individual offers in a kind of bidding system. You then just need to narrow down your list of lenders to those which offer the most competitive interest rates for your remortgage. The reputation of the lender is worth ivestigating since bringing in new business may not be the sole reason that the lender is offering such attractive low interest rates.

Read the fine print

You need to do this every time you receive a re-mortgage offer because it's only here that you will find the complete details of all the applicable charges, costs and potential future liabilities. If you find it difficult to understand the technical jargon, it's recommended that you get professional help, just to make sure that you clearly understand the applicable terms and conditions.

Assess your potential future earnings

Re-mortgage certainly has its benefits, but since a lot depends on your ability to pay off your monthly instalments in time, it is recommended that you first make a proper assessment of your potential future earnings. This is necessary especially if you are planning to opt for a re-mortgage plan whose repayment period is less than that of your existing mortgage plan. Your monthly instalment amount will increase if you opt for a shorter repayment plan and this is why you first need to assess your finances.

Have a look at your credit report

Before making the final offer, re-mortgage lenders will certainly assess your finances by going through your credit report and your credit score. This is the reason why it is important to check your credit report and make sure that all the information is accurate. If you find any errors, get them fixed first and then only apply for a re-mortgage.

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