Useful Tips

Here are links to all of EquityVision Tips.

If you find them useful, you're welcome to share with your friends.

We’re often adding to the list and updating them, so if there is a Tip you’d like to see, or if you have some feedback on an existing one, We’d love to hear from you. Email us at advice@equityvision.com.au

Credit Reports
May 5, 2018

Credit Report providers hold credit-related information which is primarily used by banks and other lenders to assist them in assessing applications for credit.
If you have every applied for or used credit in Australia, you will have a credit file.
See my Tips on Adverse Credit History for more information

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Genuine Savings
May 6, 2018

When you are borrowing more than 80% of the purchase price of a property, you may have to provide proof of 3-5% genuine savings, and it is worked out like this…

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Builders – questions to ask
March 14, 2018

If you are thinking of renovating or building, make sure you get the job done right first time with a good builder who will help make your dreams a reality, rather than dragging you through a nightmare. Here are some questions you can ask a potential builder to save you a lot of heartache.

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Protecting your financial position – Risk Insurances
May 7, 2018

There are so many things in life to think about these days! Insurance however is not always top of mind.

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Financial Hardship options
May 5, 2018

Life events such as unemployment, health issues, relationship separation and natural disasters can impact your ability to meet your home loan commitments. In such events you can ask your home loan provider for a hardship variation to change the terms of your loan.

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Pre-Approved loans
May 7, 2018

A loan pre-approval is written confirmation that a lender has reviewed you and your current financial position and is prepared to lend you money up to the pre-approved loan amount.

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How can family help First Home Buyers
May 6, 2018

The family could provide a gift of money to the purchaser. If it isn’t to be treated as a repayable loan by the bank, then the family member giving the gift will need to provide a statutory declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace.

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Off the Plan Considerations
May 6, 2018

Off the Plan property is a property that has not yet been fully constructed. Some developers offer the chance for buyers / property investors to purchase a property before work has started.

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How to make the most of a Free Redraw loan
May 13, 2018

Work out how much ‘cash’ you need each pay period ($A).
Get your payroll department to deposit $A into your bank account and the balance into your Home Loan.
Pay as many bills as possible by credit card.
Redraw from your loan to pay your credit card and other bills as required.

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Transferring property title – without changing your loan
May 7, 2018

If you are a company director, or about to become one, you may receive professional advice to transfer your home from joint names into your spouse’s name only.

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