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Our Mortgage Broker Guide to getting a mortgage in Colchester

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

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    Approval/Decision in Principal (AIP/DIP)
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    Mortgage in Principal (MIP)
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Check your credit report for any issues

Getting a recent credit report will show you how your credit worthiness is viewed by lending companies. This is particularly worthwhile if you haven't already done so and have been turned down for credit.

Depending on what you find on your file, you can take action to improve your credit, principally by ensuring you make timely repayments on existing credit you have taken out. Every application for credit you make which is turned down will in turn negatively impact your credit score.

Repayment Mortgage

Residential home buyers take out repayment mortgages, which involve making monthly repayments where part of the payment goes towards paying for the interest on the loan and part goes towards paying down the capital. At the end of the term, normally 25 years, assuming all payments are made correctly, the mortgage is fully paid back so the ex-mortgagor then holds the full equity of the property involved.

The act of developing more equity over time has the advantage that any future remortgaging should be cheaper in future and applications more likely to be successful.


Colchester is a town and the largest settlement in Colchester Borough in Essex and is 51 miles nort-east of London. It has many historical associations - it is said to be the oldest town in Britain - and used to be England's capital city in Roman times (Camulodunum). It is well-equipped in terms of shopping, cultural diversions and open spaces.

One diversion is Colchester Castle in Castle Park - it's a fine example of a complete Norman Castle. The Mercury Theatre in Balkerne Gate has two auditoria and hosts a number of theatrical productions by highly talented orchestrators. Castle Park itself is an excellent open space and 'a green oasis in the town centre'!

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Property Price Stats for Colchester


Average property price in Colchester £225,563
% Change compared to last year 13%
Population of Colchester 104,390 (2001)


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

Mortgage Broker Colchester - Recently Completed

  • Bury Close, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1LE
  • 74 London Road, Copford, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1BJ
  • 36 Johnson's Drive, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7AL
  • 170 Old Heath Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8AQ
  • 21 Oakapple Close, Colchester Essex, CO2 9FS

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Our Colchester mortgage broker can help you with your mortgage app;lication locally or in any of the surrounding areas including Elmstead, Marks Tey, Great Bentley, Manningtree, Boxted, Hook and Wormingford.

Which banks are local to you?


  • Lloyds Bank Plc - 27 High St, Colchester CO1 1DU
  • Barclays Bank Plc - 9 High St, Colchester CO1 1DA
  • HSBC Bank Plc - Midland House, 26 N Station Rd, Colchester CO1 1SY

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Be wary of going on holiday

You should consider avoiding going on holiday until your conveyancing is finished, even if you instruct your solicitor to progress things in your absence.

You may have to take a particular decision, find out some information or carry out some other action resulting from your conveyancing. This may become very complicated if you are abroad. All of this can lead to delays.

At the very least, you should ensure that you've already provided your solicitor with your proof of ID & proof of funds and that they know you are away, when you are coming back and how to contact you.
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