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The basics of remortgage

The Essentials of Remortgage

A remortgage, in essence, is a new mortgage on your existing property. Becoming increasingly common, remortgages are taken out if you are not satisfied with your existing mortgage, or if you want to borrow money against the property you own.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about remortgaging.

Reasons

 There are three common reasons why people opt for remortgage:

1.       A remortgage can help reduce the payments you have to make per month since every lender may have a different value.

2.       A remortgage can help you pay less per month by extending the time period for which your mortgage lasts.

3.       A remortgage can reduce your mortgage term

What to know before remortgaging

Remortgaging is an option which may not have the same advantages for everyone which is why it is important to do your research before you apply for a remortgage.

Some of the most essential factors to consider when you think about applying for a mortgage are the interest rates, time period of the mortgage, and the cost of switching. If the interest rate on the new mortgage does not suit your needs, chances are that remortgaging is not the best option for you. Similarly, if you notice that you have only a few months left in your current mortgage term, it would not be a wise idea to consider a remortgage.

There might also be plenty of fees involved in the process of applying for a remortgage. Exit fees, for instance, are one of the most common costs incurred by someone who wishes to give up their current mortgage and apply for a new one. It is, therefore, crucial to do the right amount of research before you switch, to ensure that you won’t regret your decision of remortgaging in the long run.


For more on real estate and remortgage, contact Nav Sidhu.