In this post we offer advice to a couple wanting to buy a house in the Worsley / Swinton area of Manchester and needing a mortgage offer…

The Enquiry: “Could you please tell me about your services? My partner and I are wishing to buy a house in the Swinton / Worsley part of Greater Manchester. We are both 27 and not married. We both have full time jobs, my salary is £35,000 and my partner’s salary is £30,000. We are selling our house that we own already which will shortly complete. This will give us a sum of about £60,000 that we can put towards a new place. We have started looking around Worsley but don’t know how much we can borrow – can you help us please?”

Swinton / WorsleyOur Reply: Thanks for your enquiry. Mortgage lenders lend on an affordability basis and maximum mortgage amounts will vary lender to lender ( see our website for comparisons ) – however, based on the figures that you have given a mortgage of around £290,000 should be achievable – if you have any loans, car leases, or outstanding credit card balances outstanding this will reduce the mortgage available.

You advise that you will have £60,000 available for a deposit on your new property which when added to the maximum mortgage available means you should be looking at properties around the £350,000 mark – however , you do not state if you have taken into account buying costs which at £350,000 would include stamp duty of £5,000, solicitors purchases costs of approx £ 1,500 and the cost of a valuation report which could be up to £700 ( dependent on lender ) and type of valuation required – you may also wish to keep some funds back for carpets, and home improvements such as a new bathroom etc.

Bearing in mind all of the above you should be looking to buy in the region of £350,000 – part of our fully comprehensive service will be to fully discuss your requirements and take into consideration the above costs and to advise you which lender from the whole of the market will best suit your needs – Manchester Mortgages will also take into account any Early Repayment Charges (penalties) on your existing mortgage that may or may not be payable.

Approved stampManchester Mortgages will arrange your mortgage with the chosen lender, deal with all the associated paperwork and keep you informed throughout  each step of the purchase, we will also liaise with the Estate Agent and your Solicitor to ensure the whole buying process runs smoothly taking all the stress away from you.

We will also be happy to discuss the best way to protect your new mortgage in the event of death or suffering a critical illness, and how to protect your income against accident, sickness and redundancy.

Visit our page about mortgages for people moving home.

To take matters forward, ring us on 0161 706 0242 to arrange a mutually convenient appointment with one of our friendly experienced mortgage advisers