As an independent mortgage broker we can advise on the best fixed rate mortgage deals for you. We have access to the entire market and can do all the shopping around for you.
The fixed rate mortgage provides guaranteed monthly payments for a predetermined period. Since you are protected against rising interest rates, you can budget with confidence. Fixed rates are available for periods of between six months to 25 years, with two to five years being the most popular options. The popularity of fixed rates varies widely. In 1993, 55% of all mortgages taken out were on fixed rates. That dropped to an all-time low in 1996, when just 20% of homeloans were arranged on a fixed rate basis.
Some lenders will offer a lower fixed rate to first-time buyers or those taking a larger loan. Or they may help towards legal and valuation fees.
There is, of course, the possibility that variable rates will fall below the fixed rate and you may be wary of being locked into a loan paying a higher rate.
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