The national press were spouting some fantastic headlines last week. Especially one who ran with a front page stating ‘Best time ever to take out a mortgage’! This of course was fantastic news for the lenders and also mortgage brokers, who were referenced in the article.
But is it really the ‘Best time’? Ten year and five year fixed rate offerings are in abundance and the lowest I can remember. What we are also seeing, and have done for some weeks now, is a fantastic rate price war on the high street. For the right deal, right income, right borrowing percentage of the property value, we’re looking at short term deals only just over the one percent mark. If we’d have been told this would happen a year ago, we might have laughed in disbelief! In addition, the Bank of England governor in a recent speech even alluded to a possible rate cut after suggesting inflation will become deflation, causing yet more stir across the market and pundits to push back rate rise estimations even further, well in to 2016.
So, there seems to be no right or wrong answer to the question ‘is it the Best ever time to take out a mortgage?’ There is only what is right for your individual circumstances and budgets. One thing is for sure, rates will change and they are so daily currently!
Finally, AToM are delighted to announce the launch of a new specialist lender, Foundation Home Loans. With just a small number of launch partners, FHL will be offering Buy to Let products across the market with a number of niches including no minimum income requirements, some credit history issues considered, max age 85 at the end of the term, no credit scoring and no early redemption penalties on some products. This is an exciting time and we welcome FHL to the market and look forward to working with them.