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Strive Mortgages saves you time, hassle & money
Jamie Elvin from Strive Mortgages introduces the company and talks us through the services offered by a mortgage broker.
We offer a variety of mortgage services suited to your bespoke needs.
At Strive Mortgages, we have a simple aim, which is to make mortgages easier. Our approachable team is here to present your mortgage options in plain English, save you money and complete all the paperwork. That way, you can focus on the exciting business of buying your first or next home or investment property.
We are mortgage brokers, which means we are not here to sell you specific mortgage products. Our broad network of lenders offers thousands of deals, and we will identify the right one for you based on a thorough understanding of your circumstances.
Whatever stage of the property-buying journey you are on, get in touch us today for friendly, impartial advice.
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See If You Qualify
Answer some questions on the phone or online and we’ll let you know which deal’s your eligible for subject to credit check and underwrite
We’ll apply for an agreement in principle so you’re ready to go and submit your full mortgage application once you’ve found a property
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We’ll help track and chase your application through to completion
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Strive Mortgages works with a comprehensive range of mortgage providers, from your high street banks and building societies to your niche lenders that take into account special circumstances or properties.
Frequently Asked Questions for Strive Mortgages
What does a mortgage broker do?
The primary role of a mortgage broker is to source and secure the most suitable deals available for a client.
The process normally starts with an initial fact-find to understand your needs and objectives. Building a good relationship with you and understanding your situation is key to ensure we give the most suitable advice.
We’re also on hand to help with all the paperwork and manage the mortgage process from start to finish. So our role goes beyond simply arranging and advising the loan - we are a point of contact throughout the whole process. We liaise with solicitors, surveyors and estate agents to take the stress out of the situation.
It's not just simply about finding the cheapest rate. A large part of the broker's role involves knowledge of lenders’ criteria: understanding which lenders will accept certain types of income; whether they'll allow a client's adverse credit and how their affordability models work. Lenders can vary enormously, and a good understanding of this helps boost your budget and your chances of getting approval.
What's the difference between going to a mortgage broker and your local high street lender?
I worked at a high street mortgage lender for eight years - and a lot of people often start their mortgage journey by seeing their bank or building society. They have regular dealings with them and trust them, so it's a good reference point.
But shopping around is an absolute must. Your bank will only have access to a handful of products whereas a broker has access to potentially thousands. In most instances the broker would have access to your bank's products as well as many more.
It's not just about interest rates, each mortgage provider has their own affordability models and criteria, and some will look more favourably on your circumstances than others and may therefore lend more.
What services does a mortgage broker offer?
We do so much more than simply arranging the mortgage, we go on the journey with each client, from the initial meeting, walking them through their options and explaining the process through to securing a decision in principle.
We help with the property search and navigating Rightmove and Zoopla. We give you advice on the offer process as well and can recommend solicitors, surveyors and potentially estate agents if you’re looking at selling. We're on hand to help with all of it.
The level of ‘handholding’ will depend on your experience and what you want from us. Plus, it's a lifetime service. Clients are taking mortgages for as long as 35 or 40 years and revisiting their deal potentially dozens of times throughout their life, with remortgages, home moves or potential investment purchases. So having someone you can trust and enjoy working with is of massive importance.
At what stage should I see a mortgage broker?
The simple answer is as soon as possible. Whether you’ve just had an offer accepted on a property and you're ready to go, or you're simply wondering how much you need to save for a deposit, it's never too soon to reach out.
Talk it through with us to hatch a plan for the future. Then you know how much you need to save or how much you might need to earn. It doesn't necessarily have to be a laborious full-on mortgage appointment. It can just be an informal discussion and a few hints and tips.
If you think you're ready to go, then there's even more reason to talk to us - firstly to ensure you can actually get the properties you're interested in and secondly, having your finances pre-approved and ready will put you in a much better negotiating position.
Where are you based and what area’s do you cover?
Strive Mortgages are independent mortgage broker based in Brighton that covers the whole of the UK. Having advised and arranged mortgages in Brighton & Hove for many years, we are now located here on the South Coast.
However, our mortgage advice service is availbile nationwide via the telephone or online. We can help you to secure a mortgage in Brighton or nationally using many methods of communication such as phone, WhatsApp or email to keep you updated regularly throughout your entire home buying journey.
Face to face mortgage advice in Brighton and surrounding areas can also be accommodated upon request.