Mortgages: How much can I borrow?
Mortgages: How Much Can I Get?
When it comes to getting a mortgage, you will need to find the right balance between borrowing enough to make the purchase, but not too much that makes the repayments unattainable and potentially become a problem in the future. But how much can I borrow?
Whilst the amount you could borrow will largely depend on your income, mortgage lenders will take into consideration other financial commitments such as loans, credit cards, other debt and other monthly commitments.
Typically, we will be able to offer a maximum of four-and-a-half times the combined annual income of you and anyone else buying the property with you. For example, if you have a total household income of £50,000 a year, you potentially could be offered up to £225,000.
For those with larger deposits, higher earnings, or certain professions with high wage growth such as a doctor or dentist, may be offered more and be able to borrow as much as five-and-a-half times your household income.
Mortgage affordability assessments
During the process of deciding how much you can borrow, lenders will take you through an affordability assessment to look at your earnings in a month and evaluate this against your spending. Not only will it be a direct comparison, but lenders will also be interested what you are spending your money on, so be sure to think carefully on your transactions when looking to gain a new mortgage.
Income to be considered;
- Paid Work
- Income from other sources
- Outgoings such as the gym, social life or childcare
- Debt repayments such as credit card bills
- Regular bills such as gas and electricity
- Food and Drink
- Leisure activities
So what’s next
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