Mortgage Advice Southampton
Mortgage Advice Southampton
The Mortgage Hut can provide help and advice on mortgages and insurance products from our office located at College Place in Southampton City Centre. If you are thinking of purchasing a property in or around Southampton, call in and speak to Chris Schutrups or one of his team.
Chris set up The Mortgage Hut in May 2011, with previous experiences in a high street bank and estate agency. He has brought to market three leading UK financial service brands and won multiple awards including, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Mortgage Broker of the Year.
Chris aims to create a more customer friendly and customer focused experience, with The Mortgage Hut now seen as one of the largest firms based on the South coast. Chris is passionate about his job and the industry he operates, which is evident from the amount of hours he puts in.
Chris values building lasting relationships with his clients who don't just require mortgage advice. He enjoys helping people move into their dream home, and following them along their journey. Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and taking weekend breaks away.
Help for First Time Buyers in Southampton
If you are a first time buyer and thinking about your mortgage, make sure you get trusted advice from a mortgage broker such as The Mortgage Hut when it comes to financing your first property. It is likely you will require a mortgage with a high loan-to-value (LTV) ratio which sometimes come with inflated interest rates and charges, so it’s worth getting professional help to search the market for the best deal.
Why not get in touch with us at our Southampton office to arrange an initial discussion with one of our mortgage advisers?
Southampton Help to Buy
Southampton offers a range of new build flats and houses suitable for those using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to assist them purchase a property. If you are eligible, it may be possible to move home with just a 5% deposit by using an equity loan or mortgage guarantee from the government - perfect for those trying to make that first step with limited funds.
A mortgage enabled by the Help to Buy scheme works in the same way as other mortgages except that under the scheme the Government offers lenders the option to purchase a guarantee on mortgage loans.
Lenders taking part are able to offer home buyers high-loan-to-value mortgages (as high as 80-95%). You will still be fully responsible for your mortgage repayments. So if you have a 5% deposit, you will need to take out and pay back a 95% mortgage - take advice on the affordability of any mortgage or loan scheme.
Contact The Mortgage Hut for more details about what the Help to Buy scheme has to offer.
Remortgaging Your House in Southampton
There are usually two main reasons you may consider remortgaging your home:
Your current deal is coming to an end - When you reach the end of your current deal you will go back to your lender's standard variable rate (SVR) - which may result in an increase in your interest rate and mortgage payments. This is the ideal time to search for a new deal which could save you money. The Mortgage Hut Southampton can help you access thousands of mortgages (some unavailable on the High Street) and find the right one for you.
You want to release equity from your home - The Mortgage Hut can help assess whether it is possible for you to release some of the money in your property which could help you make repairs or home improvements. We can assist you in weighing up any legal, valuation or arrangement fees and ensure that the new mortgage payments are affordable.
Southampton Buy to Let (BTL) Properties
Southampton offers great potential for those looking to invest in buy to let properties with a range of affordable flats and houses on the market. Home to a large university, student properties are a popular investment choice in the city, especially in areas surrounding the main campus such as Highfield and Portswood. Additionally, there is demand for good quality rental properties suitable for families and young professionals.
From experienced landlords with large portfolios to those looking to purchase their first buy to let property in Southampton - The Mortgage Hut can help you find the most suitable mortgage and make the most from your investment.
The Property Market in Southampton
A vibrant, up and coming city, Southampton has exciting plans for the future. With £1 billion of investment already underway, huge redevelopment plans promise to transform seven areas of the city, creating 24,000 new jobs, 5000 new homes and hope to make Southampton a leading low carbon city. (Source:Discover Southampton) Southampton offers great potential for investment, whether it be a property for yourself or to rent out.
The city of Southampton and its outskirts provides properties to meet the needs of all tastes and requirements. If you are looking for a new build, there are a range of developments to choose from with much more on the way. If period properties are more your style then there are some beautiful Victorian, Edwardian and 1930’s homes with plenty of character to be found both inside the city and the surrounding areas.Southampton has seen an increase of 5% in property prices over the last year with an 11% increase on the previous year. Most sales made last year were flats which were purchased for an average of £154,527. The average overall house price in the city was £206,474 with homes in the Highfield area a little higher at £239,442 and slightly lower in the Portswood area at £190,906. (Source:Rightmove)
First Time House Buyer?
Looking for the most suitable deal on your first time buyer mortgage -contact us.