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SaberX
SaberX
19 March 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
12 March 2017

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
vincent.ausahi
vincent.ausahi
8 March 2017

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
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
15 February 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
18 January 2017

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 2017

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
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
8 January 2017

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
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
2 January 2017

Help with mortgage!

Help with mortgage!

In our country there are some property taxes on purchase of property as well. I think you should have proper consultation with the . They are expert in it and have a vast…

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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

Bad Credit Home Loan Advice

Bad Credit Home Loan Advice

No, not a spammer, and I will be able to "finish this story" on the 11/12 July. Stay tuned. David Fantastic !! Always talk to a few finance brokers,…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 07, 2016 4:52 pm

Huffle - Groupon for Mortgages

Huffle - Groupon for Mortgages

NO NO NO RUN AWAY In short they are lending similiar to RAMS 1.0 did (before Westpac took over in NAME ONLY) from their website info. Nice in a positive disconnect…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 9:47 pm

Using equity to purchase land

Using equity to purchase land

Same goes for these 'guarantor' loans. NEVER EVER tie up my property for the kids. What happens if they divorce? (50% chance in oz, and I have 4 kids!), what happens if…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 9:25 pm

Do Any Banks Pay Lump Sums?

Do Any Banks Pay Lump Sums?

The bank will lend the $$$ as per the builders contract fixtures and fittings. If you want the platinum taps and gold drains and its not in the builders contract, dont…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 4:13 pm

Recommend a good broker in Sydney

Recommend a good broker in Sydney

My kids used Alliance Credit on the pier opposite "The Star" casino in Sydney, but they have an office at baulkham hills too. Alliancecredit.com.au They were able to help…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 4:07 pm

Valuation being more then build cost

Valuation being more then build cost

Sometimes valuations are a bit like astrology. But as long as the property has gone up since you put a deposit on in, and assuming you qualified for a loan then, you…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 4:00 pm

End of financial year

End of financial year

+1 Bec, pre-approvals are a nice feeling to have, but the actual assessment is made when ALL final documents are available (including the builders contract). I remember…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 3:49 pm

Valuation risk on build cost?

Valuation risk on build cost?

Everyones 'opinion' on what the per sq metre range means diddy squat. Talk to local agents and get a variance of price point. The only 'opinion' that carrys ANY weight is…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 3:28 pm

Low bank valuation ...much difference with a second??

Low bank valuation ...much difference with a second??

The valuer is writing part of the risk cover for the loan. If the loan goes bad (default > repo) and the bank cannot cover the valuers OPINION (within a suitable time…

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new_senior_citizen
Jul 06, 2016 3:18 pm
bank
bank
20 June 2016

Pay LMI or save up some more?

Pay LMI or save up some more?

Yes there would be no LMI on the land loan. Then some or none on your construction loan depending on if you save 20% of the build cost by the time you want to build. …

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bank
Jun 20, 2016 10:33 am
bank
aussieta
aussieta
21 May 2016

Title Insurance and Caveat worth it?

Title Insurance and Caveat worth it?

dont worry about the caveat basically means nobody can sell the land without your approval the finance company will have lodged their own caveat until you pay the loan…

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aussieta
May 21, 2016 12:07 pm
aussieta
plc
plc
11 May 2016

Deposit/loan advice

Deposit/loan advice

When the bank does the valuation, they will take into account the land and construction as one for LVR purposes. As the OP already has equity in the land (and assuming it…

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plc
May 11, 2016 1:21 am
Saluja
Saluja
5 May 2016

Land Contract Advise

Land Contract Advise

Hi Thomas Which city are you in, I may be able to recommend a professional in the area who can help you with your situation. Regards, Harish

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Saluja
May 05, 2016 9:45 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
3 May 2016

Broker's advice - no construction loan!

Broker's advice - no construction loan!

Odd this, every estate sales office I visited advised I could do subject to finance. Always pays to ask though For what term? What state? Apologies I…

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Ponzu
May 03, 2016 11:09 pm
nakedmind
nakedmind
19 April 2016

Investment loan for construction

Investment loan for construction

Hi all, How feasible is it these days to get a 95% LVR construction investment loan?

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nakedmind
Apr 19, 2016 1:27 pm
Glendale45
Glendale45
26 March 2016

Land valuation

Land valuation
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Thank you, I've heard so many different days that it lasts. But our broker is telling me it is only good for the one contract we take to the bank. If we take a different…

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Glendale45
Mar 26, 2016 9:58 am
Glendale45
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 March 2016

Recommend a good broker in melbourne

Recommend a good broker in melbourne

Your probably sorted already, but my broker has been fantastic. She's got an office on Stud Road, in one of the shopping centers. Happy to give you her details, send me a PM :)

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aloenyx
Mar 18, 2016 8:08 pm
aloenyx
naritas
naritas
29 February 2016

Confirmation on loan amount

Confirmation on loan amount

Hi OP, Just thought I'd chime in given you're asking about wanting to borrow more money than your broker had told you was feasible. You may be right in thinking some…

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naritas
Feb 29, 2016 9:40 pm
naritas

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