Frequently asked questions
Getting a home loan is likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make, and it's important you make a choice that suits your circumstances. A broker can search the market on your behalf and recommend the right deal for you.
The process involves providing lots of information to lenders (and filling out a whole lot of forms). Being well prepared is key and can make the process move smoothly.
Getting a home loan as a self-employed person may seem more difficult than getting one as someone in standard full-time employment. There are differences, such as not having a guaranteed income every month, that may present a self-employed person as more of a risk to lenders. Having one of our expert mortgage brokers by your side can help you navigate through these difficulties.
The government offers various grants and schemes to assist you in this exciting journey (in particular if you are a first home buyer). Examples include: the First Home Guarantee (FHBG), the Family Home Guarantee (FHG), and the Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee (RFHBG). Your Mortgage Broker will apply for the grant for you and complete all the paperwork needed.
Refinancing is the process of taking out a new loan to cover your previous mortgage. Refinancing can come with plenty of benefits, from releasing equity in your home to the potential to save money on your monthly repayments.
Insurance secures your family and home against the worst-case scenario. It's also important to note that your needs are likely to change throughout your life. Perhaps you're moving jobs, starting a family, or even downsizing. These are all things you need to consider when looking at protection.
The three main things that lenders look at during the home loan approval process are: income, identification, and your savings. In addition to this, lenders also look at your assets, your employment history, your credit score, and your spending habits.
A fixed rate home loan means that the interest rate you pay stays the same for the entire length of the term. A variable home loan is one in which the interest rate may change depending on your the interest rate of The Reserve Bank. The one that is right for you is completely dependent on your circumstances. To find out more, speak to one of our expert brokers.