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An investment property

When it comes to making the most of an investment property, finding the right home in the right location is only half the battle; finding the best finance is the other half. Many options are available and the choice of home loan will ultimately depend on your particular investment strategy and the type of property. Here are the three main choices.

Home Loans
  • 1. Standard variable rate or fixed rate home loan

    Depending on your circumstances, most lenders will let you borrow up to 95 per cent of the purchase price of an investment property. You may, however, be required to take out lenders mortgage insurance.

  • 2. Interest only home loan

    With an interest only home loan, repayments only cover the interest component. The principal is repaid in full at the end of the loan term (usually three to five years). Because borrowers only repay the interest component, interest only loans have lower repayments than principal and interest loans.

  • 3. Equity home loan

    If you already own or substantially own your home, you can borrow against the “equity’ your have accumulated. Equity is simply the difference between what your property is worth and what you owe. For example, if you have $200,000 to pay off on a home worth $500,000, you have $300,000 worth of equity. An equity home loan gives you a line of credit on your mortgage up to an approved amount. The loan can be taken in full or in stages, making it particularly useful for property investing.

    Important extras

    Leasing finance is often the smart way to acquire equipment for your business. If you need new equipment now, why not improve your cash flow and preserve your working capital with leasing finance, and avoid the large up front costs of purchasing. Check out some of your options below:

    * interest in advance home loan (lets you pay next year’s interest in the current financial year, thus creating a tax deduction for eligible borrowers)

    * mortgage offset account (lets you use savings and interest earned on savings to pay off the loan principal).

    This is where the knowledge and experience of your Adviser Home Loan Consultant can be invaluable. They’ll look at your total situation and work with you to explain all your options and the advantages and risks associated with each. Then they’ll ensure you get the full benefits from the loan of your choice.

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