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How to remortgage to buy another property

People remortgage for several reasons. Some do it to move onto a mortgage rate when their existing deal is coming to an end. Others remortgage to release equity for home improvements and there are those who decide to remortgage for debt consolidation purposes.

Many people remortgage to buy another property. This will be the focus of this guide but if you would like to remortgage, for any reason, get in touch with an establish online mortgage advisor at YesCanDo Money today.

Releasing equity from your first home to buy a second property

If you would like to buy another property, you can release equity from your current property via a remortgage. You can then put this towards the mortgage deposit for the second property.

Of course, if you do decide to raise money this way, you need to make sure you have enough equity in your property before you start house hunting. To find out how much equity is in your home, you simply need to subtract the amount you still owe on your mortgage from the current value of your home.

So, if the property value of your home was £300,000, for example, and you had £150,000 to pay back on your mortgage, your equity would be £150,000.

Can I remortgage to buy a second house?

In theory, you should be able to remortgage to buy a second house. As mentioned above, you would need to have sufficient equity in your current property to fund the purchase of your second property.

You would also need to pass the mortgage lender’s affordability and eligibility checks, be that the same lender you hold your first mortgage with or a different lender if you find a better loan deal elsewhere.

What purchases are common as second purchases?

These are just some of the purchases you might consider if you are eligible for a new mortgage.

A buy-to-let property

You could boost your finances with the rental income made from a buy-to-let property so this is an excellent reason to consider a remortgage. Talk to a mortgage advisor at YesCanDo Money about the mortgage deals currently available for an investment property.

A second home

If you wanted to buy a second home for yourself or another member of your family, you could do that via a remortgage. You don’t even need to buy a house in this country. If you have a favourite vacation spot, you could buy a holiday home if you find a suitable property abroad.

To ensure you get a good deal on a standard residential mortgage, get in touch with a member of our expert team.

Commercial property for business use

If you need to raise money to buy a property that can be used for your business, you can do that through the equity released on your home or your existing business property.

Most mortgage providers will consider your application if you want to buy another property.

However, some lenders will be interested in the construction build of the property you’re thinking about buying. If it isn’t made out of bricks and mortar, you may not be granted mortgage approval. This doesn’t mean every lender will turn you down. Some specialist lenders will consider properties that have been built with ‘non-standard’ construction and we can put you in touch with these if you have been turned down elsewhere.

One, two, or three mortgages?

If you have enough equity in your existing home to buy a second property outright, you will have the opportunity to own two properties but have only one mortgage.

If the released equity from the remortgage is only sufficient for the deposit for your second property, you will need to take out a second mortgage. You will then be left with an increased balance on your first mortgage plus another mortgage to make monthly payments on.

If you didn’t want to remortgage your first property, you could apply for a second charge mortgage which would be an additional loan on top of your existing mortgage. You could use this as the deposit for your second property. In this instance, you would then have three mortgages to make mortgage payments on.

Whichever option you choose, you don’t need to stick to your existing lender if you can find better remortgage deals elsewhere.

If you do decide to switch to a different lender, be aware that your existing lender may impose early repayment charges. To avoid an early repayment charge, it is often better to wait until your existing mortgage deal is coming to an end before remortgaging to a new home loan.

Speak to an expert mortgage broker at YesCanDo Money about the deals and mortgage lenders that are suited to your personal circumstances.

How do I remortgage one house to buy another?

Before you start looking at mortgage deals for your new property, the following steps are advised if you wish to remortgage one property to buy another.

Calculate your current home equity

You can calculate your home equity by subtracting the total of all the loans secured against your home from the appraised value of your property. To find out how much your house is worth, speak to an estate agent or look online at similar properties that are currently for sale.

Work out how much you need to borrow

If you have sufficient equity in your home to pay the total cost of a new property, you won’t need to borrow any further money. If you have insufficient equity in your home you may need to consider raising part of the amount you need on your existing home and getting a buy-to-let mortgage on the purchase.

Remortgaging your existing property and getting a buy to let mortgage

More often than not, however, most people do need to remortgage their first property to buy a second. This is one option for you but as we suggested, you could also take out a second charge mortgage which would be an additional loan on top of your current mortgage.

You will know how much you need to borrow after calculating your equity and checking house prices. Remember to factor in stamp duty, legal fees, different property taxes, and any other additional costs when considering how much you need to borrow.

Check your credit status

The higher your credit score the better as there are very few mortgage providers lending to people who have a bad credit rating.

If you have a bad credit rating or if your credit history is poor, most mortgage lenders will doubt your ability to make your mortgage repayments. Therefore, it is wise to improve your credit score before you make your application.

Improve your financial position

When assessing your application, the lender will carry out various checks related to your affordability. If they don’t think you are in a strong enough position to afford the payments on a remortgage deal, your application will probably be turned down.

As such, you should do what you can to improve your financial position before you apply for a mortgage. If possible, try to boost your approximate annual income, especially if you think your earnings might not qualify you for a mortgage. Take steps to decrease your spending too as lenders will check your expenditure when determining your affordability. You should also try to clear any debts before you make your application.

When you improve your financial position, you are more likely to meet the mortgage lender criteria. You might also increase the maximum loan value of a mortgage for a more expensive home. If you’re able to put down a larger deposit, you should also qualify for a deal with the lowest interest rates.

Speak to a mortgage broker

To ensure you get the best deal on a remortgage, be that for a buy-to-let or residential mortgage, you should speak to an exclusive mortgage expert at YesCanDo Money.

This guide does not constitute financial advice so have a chat with one of our experienced mortgage advisors who will provide mortgage advice tailored to your situation and will make sure you gain access to the very best remortgage deals on the market.

A member of our specialist mortgage team will also assist you with your remortgage application to make the whole process easier for you.

YesCanDo Money’s expert fee-free mortgage advice can keep the cost of remortgaging down and save you money

No matter your reason for remortgaging your own property, be it to buy a second home or a rental property, our expert team of mortgage brokers is here for you. You will save money when you use our services as not only will we help you keep the cost of remortgaging down but we offer FEE-FREE advice too.

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Stephen Roberts MAQ is the founder of YesCanDo Money, Hampshire's largest no-fee mortgage brokers. With over 30 years of mortgage experience, he has advised and helped thousands of First-time buyers buy their first home and home movers buy their dream home. Speak to a mortgage expert today by completing our contact form:

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