Whether you want to generate income or build wealth, our investment property loan broker in Newcastle can help you select a fit-for-purpose product.
Why do you want to invest? What’s your motivation behind putting your money into property?
These are the first questions we ask when you engage us as your investment home loan broker. It comes before any discussions on your financial situation as it helps us understand what you’re trying to achieve and dictates how we approach our advice.
Once we know your reasons for investing, we help you understand what’s possible, including your borrowing capacity, loan structures and repayment strategies. We then present the most fitting product and approach to help you achieve your property investment goals.
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FAQs—Investment Home Loans
When applying for an investment home loan, you have two main options: interest-only and principal and interest home loans.
Interest-only loans delay the repayment of the borrowed amount (the ‘principal’) for a fixed term, usually three to five years. During this time, you only have to pay the interest on your loan, not the principal.
Principal and interest loan repayments include both the principal and interest in the repayments. This means you’re paying off the property, not just the interest.
- Bank statements
- ID – driver’s licence, passport, birth certificate
- Recent financial liability statements (e.g. home loans, credit cards)
- Two most recent pay slips
- If you’re self-employed – your last two years of personal and business tax returns and ATO assessments, including P&L statements.
- Any details of the property you’re purchasing, if already known (e.g. a copy of the sale contract), and any rent appraisal
Having the right insurance is essential to protecting your assets. The main types of insurance we recommend for investment properties are:
- Landlord insurance
- Home and contents insurance
Depending on your circumstances, you may also need lenders mortgage insurance. We also recommend considering life insurance and income protection.
The main factor in this is usually supply and demand. It’s important that you have enough money in the bank to cover your investment home loan repayments if you’re tenant free for a few months.
To encourage renters, you can up your advertising, ensure your property is clean and well-maintained and consider allowing pets.