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Buying the Retirement Home of Your Dreams: Equity Release in Newcastle

Retirement can present a lot of questions when it comes to finances. Downsizing is the natural choice for many of us as we think about where we might want to spend our retirement; however, while downsizing may result in a smaller, more manageable property, it doesn’t always result in a lower-priced property. In such cases, exploring options like buying a new home with equity release can offer a solution, allowing retirees to access the value tied up in their current property to fund the purchase of a more suitable home for their retirement years.

 

Later Life Mortgages to Move Home

We specialise in all types of mortgages, however, if you are 55 and over, a Lifetime Mortgage may help you buy a new home. As equity release providers in Newcastle, we can advise you on the process and answer any questions you may have. Using a lifetime mortgage can help you gain the extra buying power you may need to find the ideal retirement home.

 

Downsizing: Space Not Costs

Downsizing to a more suitable home may not, unfortunately, always translate to a downsized cost. Bungalows can frequently cost more than houses depending on the circumstances. There are, naturally, reasons beyond cost that you might want to downsize. Whether you want to downsize in physical space or just in cost, we can help you find the right property and advise you on the equity release process.

 

Expert Mortgage Advice

Even if you have had multiple mortgages in the past, navigating the difficulties and complexities of later-life mortgages, with all of the lenders and products available, can be tricky. At North East Equity Release, we have been providing expert mortgage advice for more than a decade. If you are looking at the move to your retirement home, get in touch with us today to discuss your options.

 

Contact Us

For advice on equity release to buy a new home, get in touch today for expert advice. We can offer guidance and support on equity release in Newcastle and securing a lifetime mortgage to assist you in buying a new home, so get in touch today–appointments can be held over the phone, via video, or in the comfort of your home.

We cover all areas of the North East, including, Morpeth, Cramlington, Gosforth, Newcastle, Gateshead, Washington, Whickham, Low Fell, Bedlington, Blyth, Ashington, Prudhoe, Corbridge, Hexham, Rothbury, Alnwick, Amble, Ponteland, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Durham.

Get a head-start by trying our free equity release calculator tool to see how much you could release from your home.

Joanne, equity release adviser, offering later life mortgage advice to a client

While entering the golden years of life, many individuals are often confronted with the realisation that their pension provisions are not enough to allow them to enjoy their retirement to the full. In recent cases, as a result of the current cost of living crisis, many are even struggling just to make ends meet.

As such, many homeowners are turning to later life retirement mortgages to release some of their wealth tied up in their homes as a solution to this problem.

What are later life mortgages?

Later life mortgages, also known as equity release or lifetime mortgages, are financial products designed to allow homeowners aged 55 and above to access the wealth that is tied up in their home which is referred to as their “equity”.

Unlike standard income-assessed mortgages, later life mortgages do not require regular monthly repayments. Instead, the borrowed amount, plus interest, can be repaid when the homeowner passes away or moves into long-term care. This makes the product highly desirable for those entering later life with reduced income although it will reduce the value of your estate for your beneficiaries.

The benefits of later life mortgages

For those entering their twilight years, financial stability and peace of mind become paramount concerns for many. Later life mortgages can help homeowners maintain their independence, realise long-considered dreams, and ensure a dignified and comfortable retirement by offering:

Access to funds: One of the most significant advantages of later-life mortgages is that they provide homeowners with an initial tax-free cash lump sum and can also offer a drawdown facility which means they also have access to further funds which can be drawdown at a later date if and when needed which can be used to cover various expenses, including home improvements, medical bills, debt consolidation, or simply enhancing their quality of life as they enter the retirement phase.

Flexible or no monthly repayments: As mentioned earlier, these mortgages have no contractual monthly repayments, however, the customer has the choice to pay some, all or none of the mortgage interest and in some cases repay capital without incurring charges in order to mitigate the effect of rolled up interest and preserve the equity in the home.

Home certainty: A lifetime mortgage is no different to a standard mortgage in that it is a loan secured against your home of which you retain 100% ownership and therefore can continue to live in your home for as long as you desire and without interference. 

Later life mortgages are designed to enable homeowners to age in the comfort of their own homes as well as having the freedom to move.

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Meet Joanne: Your trusted later life mortgage expert

Navigating the world of later life mortgages can be overwhelming, with various options and considerations to explore. This is where Joanne, our retirement mortgage expert with over 30 years of experience in the business can help!

As a member of the Equity Release Council, Joanne provides clear and transparent advice taking as much time as is needed to ensure you have a full understanding of the benefits of a later life mortgage as well as any potential risks. She can offer alternative financial solutions, including checking whether you may be entitled to any unclaimed benefits whilst also ensuring that you won’t affect any current entitlement to any benefits you may already receive.

Joanne spends time to understand your personal financial situation and works closely with her clients from the very first call, throughout the whole application process and beyond. Trusted friends and family are also welcome to be included throughout the entire process.

Embrace the opportunities that later life mortgages provide and take a step closer to financial security by getting in touch today! 

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Equity Release is a big financial decision and can have a financial impact on the consumer and their family so it’s important once you’ve acquired a Lifetime Mortgage that you continue to be supported by experienced Equity Release Advisers.

At North East Equity Release, we are committed to providing you with the best service and support before, during and after your application process.

After using our services to arrange your mortgage, we will always be on hand to answer any future questions you may have. We ensure our customers are given all the support and assistance they may need, whenever they need it.

We also ensure all our communications with you are delivered in a clear and concise manner and are never misleading. We spend as much time as needed to ensure you have a full understanding of the products and their potential impact on your estate.

Although it’s called a Lifetime Mortgage and interest rates are currently fixed for the lifetime of the mortgage, you don’t have to keep the same mortgage for life….

As interest rates are subject to fluctuation, lower fixed interest rates than you currently have may become available and because early repayment charges on most plans no longer run for the lifetime of the plan, in some cases it may be cost-effective to remortgage your lifetime mortgage to a new lender with a lower interest rate.

We can carry out a review of your mortgage at no cost at any time in the future to see if this is an option for you.

We will also always be on hand to help you access your drawdown facility if you have one and assist with any further borrowing if required.

If you’re considering a lifetime mortgage and would like advice from an experienced, qualified. industry professional, get in touch with our Equity Release Adviser Joanne today.