A building and pest inspection will determine the condition of the property and most importantly, it’s structural integrity. If the inspector finds a number of concerns such as asbestos, termites, cracks or drainage issues you might decide not to proceed with the purchase or request a reduction in the price.
Lenders Mortgage Insurance is a one-off premium that you can pay upfront or as part of your loan and is designed to give those with a lower deposit an opportunity to buy a property.
Essentially, LMI protects the lender if you are unable to pay for your loan in the future and is calculated based on the size of your deposit and how much you need to borrow. The best way to avoid paying LMI is to have a deposit of at least 20% of the property purchase price.
When buying or selling a home, a conveyancer or solicitor will arrange documentation for your sale or purchase. Often this includes preparation of the contract, title searches and organising settlement costs.
A mortgage registration fee is a government fee paid during settlement when a mortgage is established (buyer) or when the mortgage is discharged against the property (seller). The fee register’s the physical property as the security on the home loan, allowing any future buyers to check claims that may exist on the home.
A transfer fee, also required by the state government, covers the transfer of title of the property from one party to another.
Stamp duty, sometimes called transfer duty, is a tax charged by the state government when buying a house or transferring to a new owner. It’s one of the more expensive costs you will incur outside of the property purchase price and the amount paid can vary greatly depending on the price of the property and which state or territory you live in. If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may be eligible for stamp duty exemptions or concessions which can significantly reduce the cost.
When you purchase an apartment or townhouse within a development, you will generally incur body corporate fees, which go towards the management and maintenance of the building or complex. Body corporate fees can vary depending on a few factors but may take into account the services provided and the type of dwelling.
Once you have your investment property and you’re ready to have tenants move in, you’ll likely consider the help of a property manager who will, as their title suggests, manage your property. This often includes listing your property, screening applicants, managing tenant maintenance requests and rent collection.
~Redraw is subject to Auswide Bank's discretion – limits may apply.
+A break cost may apply if the fixed loan is paid out in full or any change made to the loan structure within the fixed term.
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**An additional discount of up to 0.20%p.a. will be applied to the applicable investment home loan annual percentage interest rate when the applicant also applies at the same time for a new owner occupied home loan, or refinances an existing owner occupied home loan from another lender to Auswide Bank. If the application of the additional discount results in the investment loan rate falling below the associated owner occupied rate, the owner occupied interest rate will apply to the investment loan. This offer is subject to change at any time without notice.
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