LENDING UPDATE – 28.06.12

MELBOURNE MORTGAGE FINANCE LENDING NEWS – 28.06.12

  • Variable mortgage lending rates have continued to fall. Several lenders are now offering loans below 6% pa. 3 year fixed rates are available at similar rate. The gap between variable and fixed rates has now disappeared.
  • Some lenders have eased their eligibility criteria, particularly in the area of income assessment.
    For example
    • single tax return instead of two years tax returns for self-employed borrowers
    • shorter period of employment for acceptance of income from casual employment
    • commission income now accepted using current Year to Date earnings on payslips not two tax returns
    • reduction in probationary employment from 6 months to 3 months
  • Melbourne Mortgage Finance can arrange a “pre-approval” for eligible borrowers prior to the purchase of owner-occupied or investment property. This is strongly recommended where auctions are involved or where eligibility is marginal.
  • After 30.06.2012, the First Home Owners Grant in Victoria will be $7,000 for everyone whether the property is established or newly-built. To assist people who are buying House &Land package deals, several lenders are willing to advance the $7,000 Grant at land settlement stage to help cover stamp duty payments. Other lenders will only advance the Grant at slab/foundation stage. This delay can cause a shortage of funds at land settlement
  • Loans to Self- Managed Superannuation Funds (for the purchase/refinance of investment property) are now readily available from many lenders. The Fund and the associated Trust Deed must be set up in legally correct format and be acceptable to the lender. Significant taxation advantages exist regarding tax on rental income and capital gains tax upon sale of the investment property. Independent legal and taxation advice is essential and evidence of this advice is required by most lenders. Loan establishment costs vary widely from $1,200 to $4,000 depending on the lender.
  • 100% finance for purchases up to $400,000 is available from one lender who can approve a 95% loan plus a secured $20,000 credit card limit (at normal home loan rates) in addition to the $7,000 FHOG. Borrowers must show 5% genuine savings and demonstrate strong repayment capability on total borrowings.
  • “Low doc” loans are available at very attractive variable interest rates from 6.14% (loans to 60% of valuation) to 6.34% (loans 60-80% of valuation). Conditions apply, including basic proof of income, such as:
    • 12 months BAS statements from ATO
    • 6 months bank trading statements
    • Letter signed by Accountant stating annual income

      “Low doc” loans are no longer available on the basis of self-certified statements of taxable income from just the borrower. Independent supporting documentation must now be supplied.

  • Melbourne Mortgage Finance can now arrange Commercial Loans for the following purposes:
    • purchase or refinance of suitable commercial property from just 6.93% pa variable or 5.99% fixed 2 years
    • other business finance requirements

      Lender eligibility conditions apply, including type of security property and loan purpose.

  • Reverse mortgage finance for seniors over 65 is readily available from several lenders with normal residential property as security. Reverse mortgage loans can be used for refinance of existing loans or for the purchase of suitable residential property.

Barry LeBrocq
Melbourne Mortgage Finance
Patterson Lakes VIC 3197
Mob 0437417042

Disclaimer: The above information is intended as general information only and does not address specific personalsituations. Lenders products, fees and policies change without notice. Please contact us to discuss your specific personal borrowing requirements.

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LENDING UPDATE 14.06.19

  • LIVING EXPENSES ARE NOW A KEY ISSUE
  • COMPREHENSIVE CREDIT REPORTING NOW IN EFFECT
  • INVESTMENT LOANS AT OWNER-OCCUPIER INTEREST RATES
  • REVERSE MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SENIORS OVER 60
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