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At John Charcol, we are constantly asked for advice by borrowers on what they should do when it comes to mortgages. As such, we created this section so that you can submit your questions to our experts. The answers are provided by a team of experts, led by our in house mortgage technical manager, Simon Collins, who has spent the last 10 years helping our consultants to place mortgage applications.
So please do submit your question and we will do all we can to answer it as quickly as possible. Regrettably, we are unable to answer every question due to the popularity of this section.
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I would like to take out a mortgage for £100,000 on a property worth £237.000 I have properties at the moment worth around £400.000 (no mortgages). My income is around £40,000 per year. I'm 68 years old in in June this year.
Currently have a Lifetime Mortgage repayment would be £95k. Wish to repay this and take out Interest Only mortgage for £145k. Age 75 (wife 69), Pension income £95k pa.Suggestions please. Extra sum is for home improvements and to...
Advice please - Son working in Qatar on a salary of £50k – seems impossible for him to get a mortgage to buy a home in this country. We are looking at a house £182k – need to borrow circa £85k. Wife and I have £450k house – no...
My interest only mortgage is finished in 2018. Due my business folding any cash was paid out on this I have no savings left. I am 60 this year is it to late to do anything about. Thank you for your time.
Hi, my property's worth around £80,000 with an endowment shortfall of £30,000 due in May 2016. Who will give me a mortgage/borrow of £30,000 at age 55 in December 2013? I would appreciate any suggestions, or would equity release...
My husband is 56 & I am 53 years of age and we have interest only mortgage, and it will finish in 2019. Is it possible to have a re-payment mortgage, we owe £240,000 & have got secure jobs
Our home is worth £250000 my wife and I still owe a mortgage of £72000 which terminates in Nov 13. We need to remortgage it. Can we at ages 67 do this?
My husband and I are 61 and 63, homeowners who are mortgage free with savings of £20.000 to invest in buy to let. Could we get a mortgage?
My husband is 56 and I'm 55 years old , we would like to sell and buy a new home of similar value which is around 160.000 mark. We owe 70.000 on the mortgage and we have 25.000 in bank loans and credit cards, we have a joint...
I own a property worth £230k jointly with my mother aged 67. The outstanding mortgage is £85k, taken out 2 years ago to clear unsecured debts. I am looking to remortgage and also consolidate outstanding unsecured debts of £60k...
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