A home buyer can obtain financing (a loan) either to purchase, or secure against the property, from a financial institution via a mortgage broker. Features of mortgage loans such as the size of the loan, maturity of the loan, interest rate, method of paying off the loan and other characteristics can vary considerably. It’s always best to speak with a professional mortgage broker to determine which loan is right for you.
Investment loans are structured in a specific way to allow you to make the most of your assets. An investment plan is one that works toward building your wealth and securing your financial freedom. For some, the future may seem a long way off, but the time to act is now. The housing market is generally a seven to ten year cycle: there are always highs, lows and steady patches.
Due to expensive upfront costs and regulatory hurdles, smaller businesses do not typically have direct access to the debt and equity markets for financing purposes. Therefore, they must rely on financial institutions to meet their financing needs. Commercial Loans can be renewable loans used to finance a company’s immediate working capital needs. These can be large or small scale and usually operate short-term.
The variable rate loan offers more features and flexibility than the basic or “no frills” loan, so the rate is usually slightly higher. Fixed rate loans are set at a fixed rate for a specified period – usually one to five years. The advantage of allowing you to organise your finances and repayments without the risk of rising interest rates is offset by the disadvantage of not benefiting from a drop in rates.
A loan with lower repayments for the first six to twelve months is often called a Honeymoon Loan. After the ‘honeymoon’ the loan becomes a standard variable loan and the repayments increase. Make sure that you can meet the higher repayments for the remainder of the loan. You could also be faced with a fee at the end of the honeymoon period to switch to another loan type.
A bridging loan may be necessary to cover the financial gap when buying one property before the existing one is sold. This finance is generally secured against your property as you are utilising the equity in your existing property. Usually, bridging loans are short term and more expensive than other types of loans.
We also specialise in helping you secure your loan and ensure your financial security by offering risk and life insurance. Through our partnership arrangement with the insurance brokerage firm ‘About risk’, we are able to offer our clients a range of different insurance options. This service offers free consultation and even if you are happy with your current insurance arrangements for your home, business or any other insurance requirement, you can call us for a second opinion on price and cover with no obligation.