In light of the recent announcement from the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, we want some share the positive news that came with the new lockdown rules.
Similar to the November 2020 lockdown, the property market is still open for business. You can take up house viewings, continue your purchase and still put your home up for sale.
Here is a mortgage market update from Malcolm the ‘moneyman’ himself:
During the last lockdown in November 2020, there was a huge increase in mortgage enquiries. The boom in home purchase approvals reached a massive 105,000 in November, which is the highest since August 2007.
In October 2020, purchase approvals were at 98,300. This increase of 6,700 is impressive considering we were in the middle of a national lockdown.
In terms of the property market, the January 2021 lockdown is very similar to the previous November 2020 lockdown. You can still begin your mortgage journey in 2021. It’s up to you how you start this, it could be by yourself or through a Mortgage Broker in Hull.
January is a popular time of year for First Time Buyers, Home Movers, landlords etc., and as time progresses we are seeing more mortgage products becoming available again, allowing for more mortgage options to those investing in the property market.
Yes, 90% mortgages are still available and lenders are getting more and more confident in the market. They know that the demand is there and that people will only start coming back when they know that they can get a deal with a 5-10% deposit.
There are also other ways to access a 90% mortgage, for example, this could be through the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme or the Help to Buy Shared Ownership scheme. If you want a Help to Buy Specialist to talk you through how using these methods could help you obtain a mortgage with only a 5-10% deposit, make sure to get in touch right away.
The property market is still open and so are we! We have Mortgage Advisors in Hull available 7 days a week throughout the year to help you through your mortgage journey.
Don’t worry, our free mortgage consultation still applies to every customer in every mortgage situation. Start your 2021 mortgage journey with Hullmoneyman today.