How to get a mortgage - Step Three

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How to get a mortgage - Step Three

Having prepared the ground in the way described above, you should next go along to see your building society (or bank) manager when you first start thinking of buying a property. Ideally, by now you should have saved enough to pay your estimated moving costs (see Section 2) plus enough for a decent-sized deposit.

The manager will give you an idea as to the amount you'll be able to borrow (see Section 4) and will probably make some observations as to the availability of funds.

But -and this is a big 'but' -he can't promise you a mortgage. In fact, it's not unknown for people to go along to a building society and be told 'There's no problem, you'll be able to borrow x thousand pounds as soon as you've found yourself a suitable property' -only to go back in a couple of months' time, armed with details of such a place, to be told 'Sorry, we've run out of funds -come back in three months.'

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How to get a mortgage - Step Two

If you're a first-time buyer, and are able to plan well ahead, it's a good idea to take advantage of the Home loan Scheme.

You have to save for at least two years with one of the savings institutions who are taking part in the scheme societies, banks, HSBC and others. You have to sign a form giving notice of your intention to save under the scheme, and, once you've completed your two years, you're in line for two benefits:

1 A cash bonus of up to 1110 (depending on the amount you've saved); and

2 An extra loan of 1600 is usually added to your mortgage but which is interest free for the first five years. You don't have to start repaying . . .... see: How to get a mortgage - Step Two

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