A mortgage broker explains what subject to finance means.
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3w ago
You have found your dream home and need to get finance sorted. Chances you may need a subject to finance condition in your contract. Your mortgage broker What If We Finance will now explain what subject to finance means. What does subject to finance mean? Subject to finance when included in a contract to buy a home tells the other party you legally agree to buy the house so long as you receive formal approval. Subject to finance is often used when you do not have a home loan pre-approval . A pre-approval serves as proof that a lender is prepared to lender to you up to a given amount and p ..read more
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How a mortgage broker can take the stress out of finance?
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by admin@nme.digital
1M ago
Today your mortgage broker What If We Finance explains how we can take the stress out of finance and help you buy your dream home sooner than you think A mortgage broker can be the answer If you’re a prospective homeowner, you know how  stressful it can be to navigate the home loan application process. From wading through the countless loan products to dealing with the  never ending red tape, and bank staff looking at your finances, it can all seem like too much to handle. But there’s a solution that more and more Australians are turning to: mortgage brokers. In fact, between Jul ..read more
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How a Mortgage Broker Can Help You Secure Your First Home
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1M ago
Cracking the Code: How a Mortgage Broker Can Help You Secure Your First Home Rising property prices in Australia might have you convinced that owning your first home is an impossible dream. However, with a bit of savvy, this dream can become a reality. Today we will provide guidance on how to approach this significant life milestone strategically. From enlisting the help of a mortgage broker to taking advantage of government schemes, you can navigate your way to homeownership. The following points is How a Mortgage Broker Can Help You secure your first home. Why You Need a Mortgage Broker f ..read more
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Mortgage Broker predicts interest rate cuts in 2024
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1M ago
Mortgage Broker What If We Finance predicts interest rate cuts in 2024.  After reviewing expert and economist research What If We Finance Mortgage Broker Melbourne believes interest rates may be reduced by September 2024. This will provide welcome relief to home loan borrowers. In the mean time home loan borrowers should continue to try and negotiate better rates on their home loans. Expert interest rate predictions Experts are predicting that the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut interest rates starting in September 2024 , with the cash rate holding at a 12-year-high of 4.35% for m ..read more
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Home Loan Serviceability Buffer remains at 3%
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by admin@nme.digital
2M ago
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) confirmed the home loan serviceability buffer will remain at 3%. “Under APRA’s prudential framework, banks must apply certain minimum criteria when assessing a borrower’s repayment capacity. This includes a 3 per cent minimum serviceability buffer, to be applied above the housing loan interest rate. “ APRA and the RBA believe as households are facing increased pressure due to higher inflation and higher interest rates an interest rate buffer of 3% remains appropriate. What Is the Home Loan Serviceability Buffer? APRA requires all lenders to ..read more
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Banks Impose Home Loan Loyalty Tax On Existing Customers
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by admin@nme.digital
2M ago
The experience of mortgage broker What If We Finance shows existing borrowers are generally being charged rates 0.29 basis points higher than new borrowers. The analysis from January to November revealed that banks and lenders have been focused on attracting new clients rather than prioritising existing clients. This loyalty tax imposed on borrowers has made it difficult for existing borrowers to, and they generally pay more on their home loans. As per the AFR, banks earn an extra $4.5 billion annually through this loyalty tax. To put this in perspective, 0.29% pa on a $700,000 loan equates ..read more
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Dispelling Common Myths About Mortgages to Guide You Through Home Buying
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by admin@nme.digital
2M ago
Purchasing a home is exciting yet complicated. Myths about mortgages often circulate, causing confusion and fear for homebuyers. This article aims to dispel those myths with facts from experts to empower you with accurate information. Our goal is to equip homebuyers to make informed decisions throughout the home-buying process. By debunking these common myths, we provide valuable insights to streamline your home-buying journey and set you on the path to successful homeownership. We’ll tackle misconceptions about credit scores, deposits, and home inspections to replace confusion with practica ..read more
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December 2023 Interest Rates On Hold
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by admin@nme.digital
2M ago
The Reserve Bank of Australia has interest rates on hold for December 2023, citing expected decreases in the annual inflation rate. Inflation has been one of the main drivers of interest rate increases. The annual inflation rate decreased to 4.9% in October from the previous month’s 5.6%, surpassing market expectations for a 5.2% surge in the consumer price index. However, although inflation has fallen, RBA governor Ms Bullock remains aware that the 13 interest rate hikes since May last year have not fully impacted the economy. Typically, changes in the cash rate take 12 to 18 months to filt ..read more
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Home Loan Affordability Deteriorates Sharply
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by admin@nme.digital
3M ago
According to a new report, the income required to service new mortgages on average dwelling values has increased year-on-year. The ANZ CoreLogic Housing Affordability Report found that as of September 2023, prospective home buyers must dedicate 46.2% of their income to service a new loan on the average dwelling, up from 40.3% during the same period last year. This is an increase from the low of 29% during March 2020, when the official cash rate was at 0.1% in response to the pandemic. However, despite this deterioration in mortgage serviceability, the portion of income required to service a ..read more
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Why a Pre-Approved Loan is important?
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by admin@nme.digital
3M ago
The process of securing your dream home or investment property in the fast-paced world of real estate can be quite challenging and highly competitive. Making an offer quickly can make all the difference between success and losing out. Therefore, one of the most powerful tools you can leverage in the property market is a pre-approval. In this article, we will take a closer look at pre-approvals and why they are critical in navigating the ever-changing Australian real estate landscape. What is a Pre-Approved Loan? Essentially, a pre-approval is a written commitment from a lender that confirm ..read more
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