A mortgage is not a "one-shot" business. Instead, it is more likely to be part of your life. As a dedicated mortgage broker, my ultimate goal is to become a lifetime partner to every client.
Thanks for being such a great broker, your clients love you. Allen Young, Howick
I have access to home loans from a wide panel of major banks and secure lenders, and I truly understand home finance in a real estate context. Getting your home loan sorted out early can ensure you are in the best position to negotiate for your home on your own terms. And while the home loan application process can seem daunting, it is often simpler than most people think.
You have gone more than the "extra mile" to help us with so many things; we wanted you to know it is very much appreciated.
Peter and Cindy, Mt Albert
Home Loan Deposits
Most banks and lenders will require a minimum deposit of 5 per cent of the value of the property you are purchasing, before they will approve you for a home loan. Depending on the lender and your individual situation, you may be able to fund your deposit from a range of sources, including genuine savings, monetary gifts, inheritances and first home owner incentives. However, most lenders will require at least a portion of your deposit to come from genuine savings.
If you don’t have the deposit required, you may be able to make use of family equity, also known as a limited guarantor loan. The most common form of family equity is where a family member, offers their existing property as security for a portion of the home loan, generally around 20 per cent.
First Home Buyers
First Home Buyers Having been through the first home purchasing process, I understand how daunting and frightening it could be. As a mortgage broker, I will advise you on how to use all the financial tools, while as an experienced investor, I will provide you with some ideas on real estate market that are independent from your agents. If you are eligible for the First Home Owners Grant or any state government first home buyer assistance, I will help you fill in the paperwork.
Home Loan Pre-approval
Home loan pre-approval is a great way to ensure you know how much you can afford to pay for a property before you even start looking. A written pre-approval can also give you an advantage when negotiating on a property with a vendor, as opposed to someone who has no pre-approval or finance in place. Home loan pre-approval is generally valid for about three months, and you will still need a satisfactory valuation on the property you intend to purchase before your pre-approval can progress to a full loan approval.
Property Investment Loans
Property investment can be a smart wealth creation strategy, if you get it right. And that doesn’t just mean finding the right property – you need the right investment finance as well. Your investment loan package should be tailored to your investment strategy and goals. I work closely with your financial planner and accountant to make that happen. Whether you are an experienced property investor with a big portfolio, or just starting out with your first property, I can help you get the right investment loan for your circumstances.
Refinancing There might be some good reasons for you to be loyal to your current lender. However, if you have a chance to save thousands of dollars by refinancing, you probably should jump on it. Refinancing your mortgage is something that takes careful consideration. The most important thing to look at is if refinancing will place you in a better position than you would be if you stuck with your current loan. I can go through the sums with you to show you the costs involved in changing home loans, as well as your projected costs over a set timeframe for both your current and proposed home loans. And if you decide that refinancing is the right move for you, I will help you complete all the necessary paperwork to make the change.
The lenders' rules are rigid, while every borrower has a different life and story. Believing in that, I often fight the rules. If others tell you that you won't be able to get a loan for any reason (e.g. low income, current debts, bad credit), I might be able to help you out.
Thanks a lot for getting my loan approved, while I thought it was a mission impossible.
Minna Lau, North Shore
Debt consolidation can be a handy solution when you are struggling with repayments on several debts, such as your home loan, credit cards and personal loans. Debt consolidation works by combining all those debts into your home loan, which is generally the debt with the lowest interest rate. Because the interest rate is lower, and the loan term is usually longer, your monthly repayments will drop, giving you a bit of breathing space.
Business Loans Commercial Loans
Good business finance is invaluable when purchasing and growing your business. Business and commercial loan options vary depending on whether you are a start-up or existing business. Whether you are buying commercial property, undertaking property development, expanding your business or need some cash-flow funding, assistance from an expert commercial finance broker will be invaluable.
Low Doc Loans for Self-Employed Borrowers
Many self-employed borrowers need a loan that isn’t quite standard, mostly because they don’t have the full financial history required to get a regular loan. Low documentation, or low doc, loans fulfil the needs of many self-employed borrowers. You’ll still need some financial history and paperwork – often about 12 months BAS statements and an ABN that has been active for at least 6-12 months.
Upgraders / New Property Buyers – Bridging Loans
Financing the move from one property to another can be quite stressful, especially if you are yet to sell your home – a bridging loan can help free up the funds that are tied up in your current property to purchase the next one. With a bridging loan, your lender will use both your current and new property as security and lend you enough to buy your new home.
While you are waiting for the sale and purchase process to be completed on both your current and new property, you make interest only repayments on the loan, or maybe even no repayments at all (referred to as capitalising the interest). Once you have sold your old home, the proceeds go towards paying off your bridging loan. The amount left over (known as the end debt) is then transferred to a standard home loan, becoming the home loan on your new property.
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Bachelor in Finance and Human Resource Management