The best mortgage rates & How to get them.

What are the best mortgage rates? Good question. The best rates or the best ‘rate’ are kind of a subjective thing because they depend on your personal situation.

For instance, the best ‘rate’ at the moment might be the Bank of Scotland Tracker at 4.55% but that may as well be pie in the sky if you are a first time buyer. Why? Simple, its because there is an LTV restriction on that of 50%. Which means that if you are buying a house for €400,000 you can get this rate only if your mortgage is €200,000 or less.

So What’s the point in communicating to a First Time Buyer the ‘best mortgage rate’ if its one that they are not really likely to qualify for? Naturally a broker will jump at this rate on behalf of their client if they are anywhere near qualifying for it however the percentage of First Time Buyers putting down a 50% deposit is surely quite small.

So in answer to the question I always here of ‘What is the best rate’ or ‘what …

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The best mortgage rates & How to get them.

What are the best mortgage rates? Good question. The best rates or the best ‘rate’ are kind of a subjective thing because they depend on your personal situation.

For instance, the best ‘rate’ at the moment might be the Bank of Scotland Tracker at 4.55% but that may as well be pie in the sky if you are a first time buyer. Why? Simple, its because there is an LTV restriction on that of 50%. Which means that if you are buying a house for €400,000 you can get this rate only if your mortgage is €200,000 or less.

So What’s the point in communicating to a First Time Buyer the ‘best mortgage rate’ if its one that they are not really likely to qualify for? Naturally a broker will jump at this rate on behalf of their client if they are anywhere near qualifying for it however the percentage of First Time Buyers putting down a 50% deposit is surely quite small.

So in answer to the question I always here of ‘What is the best rate’ or ‘what …

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You Can't catch me, I'm the Lynngerbread Man

Banks Chase Lynn’s Foreign Assets. I want to start by saying this is a classic example of throwing good money after bad if you ask me (not that anybody sought my opinion or anything).

Why? There are a few things to consider, and first and foremost I would say that currently banks need to concentrate on getting profitable and doing what they do best which is make money, because there is a financial sector crisis going on and initiating litigation abroad will simply dilute their efforts and get them in the papers for all the wrong reasons. what does a shareholder or mortgage holder from one of these institutions think when their bank is only mentioned in the press because they got ripped off? Its a PR nightmare, damned if you do damned if you don’t.

They are (apparently) chasing properties in Luxembourg, Portugal and Bulgaria. The latter country being a hotbed of corruption. I know a Dublin based solicitor who won a family law case awarding custody to the mother (based in Ireland) from the father (who had …

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You Can’t catch me, I’m the Lynngerbread Man

Banks Chase Lynn’s Foreign Assets. I want to start by saying this is a classic example of throwing good money after bad if you ask me (not that anybody sought my opinion or anything).

Why? There are a few things to consider, and first and foremost I would say that currently banks need to concentrate on getting profitable and doing what they do best which is make money, because there is a financial sector crisis going on and initiating litigation abroad will simply dilute their efforts and get them in the papers for all the wrong reasons. what does a shareholder or mortgage holder from one of these institutions think when their bank is only mentioned in the press because they got ripped off? Its a PR nightmare, damned if you do damned if you don’t.

They are (apparently) chasing properties in Luxembourg, Portugal and Bulgaria. The latter country being a hotbed of corruption. I know a Dublin based solicitor who won a family law case awarding custody to the mother (based in Ireland) from the father (who had …

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