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plc
plc
16 June

Conditional approval subject to valuation

Conditional approval subject to valuation

It's good to hear you made allowances during the construction phase with continued rent, a lot of people dont do that. If you're eligible for FHOG, then that's some…

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plc
Jun 16, 2017 1:01 pm
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shon-aa
Jun 14, 2017 1:11 pm
preeeth
preeeth
7 June

Home loan interest rate bottomed out in Australia?

Home loan interest rate bottomed out in Australia?

Thanks Tej, Tom and Bec...your inputs have created good awareness on fixing rate, with this I will be able to assess my situation and make wise decision on interest rates 😄

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preeeth
Jun 07, 2017 7:19 pm
preeeth

House and Land Package Finance - Nervous First Home Buyers

House and Land Package Finance - Nervous First Home Buyers

HI Caydenn, I haven't run the numbers on affordability as thats a much bigger conversation. Your broker has the full story so I would trust them. As mentioned above, the…

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becjarrettdalton
Jun 05, 2017 2:35 pm
becjarrettdalton

Renovation loan help >_<

Renovation loan help >_<

Huh? Thats really strange, did you issue documents and sign and return them? If so, I think whats probably more the case is they make you use all your money first before…

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becjarrettdalton
Jun 05, 2017 11:16 am
becjarrettdalton
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Slugcatcher
May 26, 2017 9:32 am
plc
plc
25 May

Vacant land loan chances?

Vacant land loan chances?

In terms of a loan, everything is taken into account. So the liabilities of the car loans and the credit cards will be looked at as part of the scorecard that most lenders…

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plc
May 25, 2017 10:59 pm

Land and Construction Loan

Land and Construction Loan

Plus, further to Tom's accurate response it gives you options should the (very unlikely) occurrence of having to change lenders between land and build if something crops…

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becjarrettdalton
May 18, 2017 3:11 pm
becjarrettdalton

Construction loan question

Construction loan question

Sorry - this only just came through. It's up to the valuer and the way the contract is worded - if the valuer thinks what is in the contract is ok, or if there's enough…

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becjarrettdalton
May 18, 2017 3:06 pm
becjarrettdalton
plc
plc
16 May

SPLIT LOANS

SPLIT LOANS

Unfortunately no lender out there will allow that. Basically anyone on title needs to be on the loan in some fashion, whether as borrower or guarantor. I don't know if…

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plc
May 16, 2017 3:20 pm
plc
plc
15 May

Parent Security and FHOG - Qld

Parent Security and FHOG - Qld

Hi RachM, In that case still eligible for FHOG. Don't understand why the broker is asking for a stat dec from them though, I would have thought that the guarantors would…

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plc
May 15, 2017 12:59 pm

10% deposit & clear debts VS 17% deposit with debts for land

10% deposit & clear debts VS 17% deposit with debts for land

It actually comes back to income & timing for your build & what you might need to hold back for finishing items on the home (landscaping etc) - yes it won't affect LMI…

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becjarrettdalton
May 05, 2017 9:17 am
becjarrettdalton
Berek
Berek
26 April

Wanting to buy but.....

Wanting to buy but.....

Talk to a broker from one of the chains. They'd know better than most.

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Berek
Apr 26, 2017 9:29 pm

Build Loan

Build Loan

HI Candice, depending on how much you're borrowing and how much deposit you have there are construction loans from high 3's to mid 4% range. For example I have lots of…

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becjarrettdalton
Apr 09, 2017 2:28 pm
becjarrettdalton

Westpac Home Loan - Draw Down process

Westpac Home Loan - Draw Down process

Definitely sign the invoice (when you're satisfied the work is done) and write "please pay" or something like that, add the form Westpac sent you in the beginning for that…

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becjarrettdalton
Apr 02, 2017 6:13 pm
becjarrettdalton

Mortgage / Title questions

Mortgage / Title questions

Commbank are notoriously slow for registration which explains the delay & those look like normal registration fees, I am more convinced its transfer duty but only your…

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becjarrettdalton
Apr 02, 2017 6:08 pm
becjarrettdalton
SaberX
SaberX
19 March

Interest rate of 4.39%

Interest rate of 4.39%
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Investor or owner occupied. As many mortgage brokers will say rate isnt priority compared to product if your an investor. If this is one house for life then cheapest rate…

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SaberX
Mar 19, 2017 10:20 pm
kiriray
kiriray
16 March

Home Valuation Trouble - New Construction

Home Valuation Trouble - New Construction

That's great news! Shame about the savings but once your place is built and you're in you can scrimp and save for a bit to catch up. We're using an architect and it's…

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kiriray
Mar 16, 2017 8:01 pm
Berek
Berek
14 March

GST and CGT on investment property

GST and CGT on investment property

CGT exemption is only for your principal place of residence. You can't claim a gst exemption either unless you sell it to someone who will pay the gst on top of the costs.…

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Berek
Mar 14, 2017 7:19 pm

Refinance or stick with existing bank - reno advice?

Refinance or stick with existing bank - reno advice?

The question comes down to two points - serviceability, can you afford the loan - and that's a huge conversation And secondly, does the loan still suit you. From that…

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becjarrettdalton
Mar 12, 2017 4:14 pm
becjarrettdalton

Can visa 457 borrow up to 95% of the property prices?

Can visa 457 borrow up to 95% of the property prices?

Hi can you tell how much your total income at that time ? So you borrow up to 90%? Any other requirements?

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vincent.ausahi
Mar 07, 2017 11:04 pm
annielee
annielee
1 March

VIC - Stamp duty 'refund' ?

VIC - Stamp duty 'refund' ?

just called the SRO office, seems that i've to meet the 12months deadline (build completed and living there) but the agent did mentioned i can appeal with valid reason. im…

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annielee
Mar 01, 2017 8:53 am
MovingForward
MovingForward
23 February

First home - How much do I need to save?

First home - How much do I need to save?

Sorry about the delay, I will however report how I go. I'm set for a pay rise so I better get moving if I'm to be eligible for everything. Thanks again mate! Be back soon.

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MovingForward
Feb 23, 2017 5:08 pm
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
15 February

Bank Valuation Questions

Bank Valuation Questions

Yes get quotes, these can be done from the plans & is quite normal and no lenders don't tie you to them. Alternatively you can have the builder include them in the…

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becjarrettdalton
Feb 15, 2017 10:31 am
becjarrettdalton
plc
plc
14 February

Adding in items after loan approval

Adding in items after loan approval

Generally any additions after a loan has been approved need to be paid out of your pocket. If you do want to add it into the contract as a post contract variation to…

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plc
Feb 13, 2017 11:32 pm
RegVic
RegVic
13 February

Using Land as a 'deposit' on building loan?

Using Land as a 'deposit' on building loan?

Hi Firstbuild, Just from my experience... you can use the land (just the $ you contributed) as the deposit... There is a waiting period... in my case, the land value was…

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RegVic
Feb 13, 2017 3:25 pm
RegVic
aloenyx
aloenyx
4 February

Interest Only payments during construction: Why?

Interest Only payments during construction: Why?

I was recommended interest only during the building phase.. and made sense as I need every penny to pay rent and after build costs. Once my final construction payment is…

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aloenyx
Feb 04, 2017 7:50 pm
aloenyx
wongbruce
wongbruce
3 February

Paying Deposit

Paying Deposit

As a solicitor I can advise you of the following: For land - Yes we always try to negotiate a 5% deposit. For builders contract - 5% of usually the amount that…

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wongbruce
Feb 02, 2017 11:21 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
1 February

Application Enquiry

Application Enquiry

As a Solicitor, I have had no problems at my end for my own clients. My clients loans were all approved within 1-1.5 weeks. If you do it directly with the banks that is.…

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wongbruce
Feb 01, 2017 1:09 pm

A tough one about the First Home Owner's Grant

A tough one about the First Home Owner's Grant

Nice work - go you! I think people lack the desire to take ownership and see something through to completion in some of these large organisations - or are hamstrung by…

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becjarrettdalton
Jan 18, 2017 8:48 am
becjarrettdalton
jono6466
jono6466
9 January

Confused.....

Confused.....

the debt is in his personal name, spread across a number of personal credit cards in his name.

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jono6466
Jan 09, 2017 9:10 pm

Construction Loan with Land Explanation

Construction Loan with Land Explanation

Hi Lucy, Usually it's interest only on both the land and the construction loan, but not impossible for it to have been set up differently so double check with your…

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becjarrettdalton
Jan 08, 2017 7:30 pm
becjarrettdalton

Help with mortgage!

Help with mortgage!

Just to confirm you're buying in Canada?

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becjarrettdalton
Jan 02, 2017 5:56 pm
becjarrettdalton
capricorn
capricorn
13 December 2016

Mortgage broker!

Mortgage broker!

Hi, we were in the same situation as you a year ago. We just moved to our new house. We are happy with our mortgage broker. We got to know him through a family friend…

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capricorn
Dec 12, 2016 11:37 pm
capricorn
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becjarrettdalton
Dec 12, 2016 6:14 am
becjarrettdalton
Finalytics Financial
Finalytics Financial
12 November 2016

Equity and Loan Dilemma

Equity and Loan Dilemma

I have a client in a similar situation. We worked with them and their accountant and decided the best thing was to take the stamp duty hiyt and sell the property into a…

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Finalytics Financial
Nov 12, 2016 12:59 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
27 October 2016

Owner Building w/ NAB ::angry:: stat decs from parents etc

Owner Building w/ NAB ::angry:: stat decs from parents etc

Hey mate. If it was me I'd be firing your broker and go speak to another broker or another bank lender. Different banks have different financing policies. Vote with your…

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Christoshizz
Oct 27, 2016 12:00 am
Christoshizz
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
18 October 2016

Land Titiles and Construction Loan

Land Titiles and Construction Loan

Ok that's why they can't use it. Your sister would have to be shown to have clear benefit by being guarantor, for example residing in the home - and she brings with her…

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becjarrettdalton
Oct 18, 2016 11:02 am
becjarrettdalton
Kagan1042
Kagan1042
7 October 2016

Qld FHOG under Substantially Renovated Clause

Qld FHOG under Substantially Renovated Clause

Hi All Has anyone managed dto receive the FHOG for a substantially renovated property? I'm wondering how easy this process is, or if its not even worth the paper its…

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Kagan1042
Oct 07, 2016 11:40 am
MoodyBlue
MoodyBlue
18 September 2016

Which bank?

Which bank?

We've changed twice over the years and are currently with G&C Mutual Bank. Have been with them for about 4 years and so far the positives are: Great customer service - I…

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MoodyBlue
Sep 18, 2016 6:00 pm
Michndayne
Michndayne
31 August 2016

New home group

New home group

I use new home group. Had good appeal with their building grant. I like the person i deal with in new homes group as when ever things havent been clear or if im annoyed at…

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Michndayne
Aug 31, 2016 2:52 am
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
19 August 2016

Home Improvement Loan

Home Improvement Loan

Great to hear - I bet you don't look back!

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becjarrettdalton
Aug 19, 2016 9:43 pm
becjarrettdalton
Drekko
Drekko
17 August 2016

Which home insurance company ( not contents ) ?

Which home insurance company ( not contents ) ?

stupid question I have used a couple of different "cost to rebuild your home" calculators and they have all given me way out of sync figures one was 11k Another was…

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Drekko
Aug 17, 2016 10:18 am
Drekko
joshiia
joshiia
28 July 2016

Mortgage Broker!!

Mortgage Broker!!

Hi, I have recently bought the house and use the services of Vijay Agarwal Mortgage broker M 0433882222 Whose service is very good he provide me best deal with bank and…

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joshiia
Jul 28, 2016 5:28 am
plc
plc
15 July 2016

Transfering of titles

Transfering of titles

No problems. Glad to be of service. Hopefully it works out for your friend. Cheers Tom

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plc
Jul 15, 2016 12:00 am
new_senior_citizen
new_senior_citizen
10 July 2016

Refinancing with AMP Experience??

Refinancing with AMP Experience??

If its the ONLY lender that will help in your situation, accept it. If there are other OPTIONS with other lenders, STONGLY CONSIDER THEM. AMP is a stable Oz finance…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 10, 2016 10:03 am
plc
plc
9 July 2016

Home + Land loan - information

Home + Land loan - information
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Just to add to what Bec said, you mentioned that you were pre-approved? In that case if it is still valid and not expired, it may be an easier process with limited…

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plc
Jul 09, 2016 12:55 am

Dennis Family Homes

Dennis Family Homes

Wow Gemma, at least it got thru in the end. Usually it like baseball, 3 strikes (apps) and your out! Congratulations, you found a certified "joker broker" that Simonds…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 07, 2016 5:07 pm

Buying land

Buying land
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Loan lending criteria is always a changing marketplace as different lenders position themselves for different niches. As such trying to secure finance for anything 3mths+…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 07, 2016 5:04 pm


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