The rise of new apartment developments in our cities provides greater opportunities for potential
home owners to buy off the plan. There are benefits to this, but also a number of things to be mindful of. We look at some of the things to consider [...]
A line of credit can be a very appealing idea, with immediate access to the limit of a mortgage and no extra approvals necessary. Used wisely, it can make investment and purchase of commercial equipment simple, but it can also spell disaster for the [...]
Here at Our Mortgage Options, our aim is to ensure our clients make an informed decision about their home loan. To do this, we perform something called a mortgage simulation.
What is a Mortgage Simulation
After we’ve had our initial consultation,[...]
Almost everyone who takes out a home loan must pay LMI, or Lenders Mortgage Insurance - if you don’t have a deposit of at least 20%. LMI is designed to protect lenders in the event that the borrower defaults on their repayments.
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When it comes to home loans, do you ever feel like mortgage brokers and lenders speak an entirely different language? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, many don’t know the difference between home loans and mortgages.
One acronym [...]
"How can I pay off my home loan faster, and own my home sooner?"
This is a question I get asked time and time again. Unfortunately, there’s no secret way to speed up the process, but there are a few changes you can make.
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Are you a medical professional? Well, we have good news. Lenders favour you, because data shows people in the medical field are low risk borrowers, and have the lowest default rates. This means home loans for medical professionals are sometimes [...]
According to a recent survey by RP data, sixty per cent of Australians believe that now is the perfect time to buy a house. If you’re with the majority, you’ll first need to begin saving for a home loan deposit.
How Much do you Need to Save?
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One aspect of being a successful investment property owner is keeping up with the average market rents in your suburb. Whether you’re a long time investor, or thinking of purchasing your first investment property, [...]
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Although the terms home loan and mortgage are thought of as interchangeable by many, they are, in fact, two separate things.
If you’re planning to buy a property, it’s a good idea to clarify what these terms mean, [...]