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How to get a mortgage - or remortgage - in Leighton Buzzard


Leighton Buzzard, in Bedfordshire County, is a town lying between Milton Keynes and Luton. It is the location of original opening of the Grand Union Canal. It has a thriving town centre and Stockgrove Country Park is nearby.

Attractions around Leighton Buzzard are many. Leighton Buzzard Railway is worth a visit and very popular with families (2 foot gauge, 3 miles long); Ascott House and Gardens are close by for looking around lovely sites and Woburn Abbey and Safari Park are also within easy reach.

The mortgage application process has 4 stages regardless of which mortgage lender you use:

  • Approval in principal (AIP)
  • Mortgage in principal (MIP)
  • Mortgage valuation
  • Mortgage Offer

Read about the full mortgage process here - What is the mortgage process?

Mortgage Broker Tip 

Don't make multiple applications for credit

If you apply for lots of credit then every company you apply to will check your credit file. This could indicate that you are desperate for money and will have an impact on your credit score. Banks and building societies even check your credit score when you open a bank account.

Don’t worry, checking your credit score through Experian, Equifax or CallCredit will not affect your credit score.
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95% mortgages

As a rule, 95% mortgages are those which offer a 95% loan to value ratio (LVR) i.e. a lender grants you a loan of 95% of the purchase price of the house you're looking to buy.

Because the standard deposit is 10%, 95% is clearly a larger LTV than normal and you can expect to pay higher interest rates than normal on your mortgage.

You should bear in mind also that if house prices decline just 6%, you will technically be in negative equity; this is more acceptable if you're intending to stay put for a number of years (you might 'ride out' the price fall until prices rise again) but if you're intending to move again in the shorter term, you face selling your house for a lower price than you bought it for.
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Property Price Stats for Leighton Buzzard


Average property price in Leighton Buzzard £245,889
% Change compared to last year 6%
Population of Leighton Buzzard 37,000


The property price data is sourced from the Land Registry's UK House Price Index and you can view up to date property prices by clicking - Land Registry House Price Index >> Land-Registry

RECENTLY COMPLETED MOVES IN Leighton Buzzard

  • High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1DN
  • 1 Home Farm, Paddington Rd, Tedworth, LU7 9QD
  • 96a Old Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2RE
  • 96a and 96b Old Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2RE
  • 53 Himley Green, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2PY

Local High Street Banks in Leighton Buzzard

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Some branches may have closed down - Call 0333 344 3234 for a Mortgage Broker covering Leighton Buzzard

  • Lloyds Bank Plc - Market Square, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EU
  • Barclays Bank Plc - 2 Market Square, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EY
  • Natwest Bank Plc - 27 High St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1DX

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Mortgage Broker Tips for the Conveyancing Process

Consider booking your searches as soon as you have an offer accepted

If you're buying a property with a mortgage, your lender will normally expect you to book four standard property searches (local authority, environmental, chancel indemnity and drainage) and you are advised to get searches anyway so you have as much information on your property as possible.

Although you could choose to delay getting your searches to space out your conveyancing-related payments, you are more likely to save time on your conveyancing if you do not.

Your solicitor needs the information detailed in the searches as part of their extensive checks on the property you're looking to buy. As soon as they have this, the quicker they can carry these out and the sooner you'll be able to exchange contracts with the vendor, all going well.

Should you or the vendor choose to pull out of the sale for any reason, the searches can be sold on to any other prospective buyer of the property in question.

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