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How to Get Your Finance Pre-Approved

Getting your finance pre-approved prior to any house hunt will help you when you find your dream home. Use these handy tips on your quest for property gold!

Learn the 3 C's to getting pre-approved 

  • Capacity - the banks want to know you have a strong solid income. They also want to know you're not spending too much of your income on loan repayments.
  • Collateral - this is your deposit or equity. The banks to lend around 80% the value of a property so you need to be able to provide the rest.
  • Character - are you a credit risk? The banks want to know that you're a good character. Make sure you have no big black marks on your file

Key tips:

  • Check bank restrictions for borrowing money. Some banks get nervous about lending money for certain properties so check that the home you want is on their list
  • Lenders Mortgage Insurance - depending on your lender’s requirements, Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) allows you to borrow up to 95% of the purchase price of your home, with a lower deposit than is usually required. With Lenders Mortgage Insurance, lenders may allow you to borrow a higher portion of the purchase price, allowing you to purchase a property sooner and with a smaller deposit than would otherwise be required.

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