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Some Of The Best Mortgage Deals Can Be Found Online

Jan 11, 2008
Forget about taking out a mortgage with the high street lender. A far better and effective way to get the best mortgage deals is by going online with a specialist website. By doing so you will be able to compare mortgages from some of the top UK lenders so you can be sure you have the cheapest rates of interest.

However there is more to the best mortgage deals than just comparing the rates of interest. There are many other factors that you have to take into account. There are various costs that can be associated with a mortgage and you have to take all of these into account when looking for and comparing the best deals.

The first thing you have to consider is the arraignment fee for the mortgage. This can vary greatly and is added on to cover the cost of arraigning the mortgage for you. The lenders can add on somewhere between 100 and 300 and you are expected to pay this when you have completed the mortgage. Some lenders will call this fee an administration fee or set up fee, so compare this charge as you compare interest rates.

A valuation fee can also be charged and must be considered when comparing the best mortgage deals. This fee is to cover having your home valued so the lender can make sure that it is worth the amount that you are asking to borrow. It is a way of the lender protecting themselves against you not being able to pay the loan.

The majority of mortgage lenders will add on an early redemption fee or penalty. This means that if you decide to move your mortgage within a specific amount of time you will have to pay a penalty. The actual amount can vary considerably so again take this into account when looking for the best mortgage deals.

Some of the lenders will attach an application fee but as there is so much competition in the market to get you to take out a mortgage, this has for the most part been abolished. However it is worth checking to make sure that this fee has not been attached.

All of the above are ways that lenders can boost up the cost of what could be seen to be the best mortgage deals. The fees are usually found in the small print of the loan and if you shop with a specialist website for the quotes should come in the key facts. It is essential you compare these as the fees themselves and the amount charged does vary considerably. Of course these are the hidden or additional costs that are added on and you also have to compare the rates of interest and different types of mortgage.

With the lenders being so competitive when it comes to offering the best mortgage deals you can sometimes find that some of the fees such as the valuation fee is waived. So it is worthwhile shopping around and comparing the hidden costs to determine which mortgage offers the best deal.
About the Author
Jason Hulott is Business Development Director at Mortgages service, PolarMortgages. Visit Polar Mortgages now for more information about UK mortgages and remortgages.
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