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regular monthly savings for a house?

04.05.2021 19:28 #1
hey guys. do you know if the bank cares about your regular monthly savings when you want to buy a house? I'm thinking of just saving 200 a month, but am wondering if the amount is too low. I have a good amount saved already, but that wasn't like regular savings. And I'm scared to regularly save more than 200 a month, I prefer just adding lump sums to my account when suits.
04.05.2021 19:30 #2
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They would like to see a record of saving and rent combined that would be more than what the mortgage repayments will be, if not they will question your affordability to repay.
04.05.2021 19:31 #3
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If you are saving for a deposit, and looking to get a mortgage, any bank will want to see a history of either regular rent being paid, and/or regular savings.
04.05.2021 19:34 #4
Years back when I applied for a mortgage, even though we were saving large amounts the bank asked us to save money and pay rent on the exact same date for 4 months to prove we could pay a certain amount on a specific date rather than ad hoc like we had been doing. Your better off to have a track record of doing so in advance.
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04.05.2021 19:38 #5
thank you so much guys!
04.05.2021 19:41 #6
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Adding lump sums means you're earning more than you're spending most months, you're just not recording it explicitly by saving more. I'd strongly advise you to budget and explicitly save the extra per month.

I've bought two houses in my lifetime. On both occasions I've aggressively saved for 18-24 months before buying. I'd have saved approx 30k the first time back in 2007 and 50k for last purchase in 2020. Again I find when you're in, the first year is very expensive. Then you can take the foot off the saving accelerator and live a little after the first 12 months.

Best of luck on the hunt.
05.05.2021 09:20 #7
Originally posted by GoldenSlumbers
hey guys. do you know if the bank cares about your regular monthly savings when you want to buy a house? I'm thinking of just saving 200 a month, but am wondering if the amount is too low. I have a good amount saved already, but that wasn't like regular savings. And I'm scared to regularly save more than 200 a month, I prefer just adding lump sums to my account when suits.

Good morning GoldenSlumbers,

Thanks for getting in touch with us here on Boards.ie.

If you would like any further Mortgage advice, our Mortgage Specialists are available on 016113333 from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. They will be happy to help with any questions you might have in relation to your savings and mortgage application.

I hope this information helps.

Have a nice day and take care!

Many thanks,
Megan
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