Useful Tips

Here are links to all of EquityVision Tips.

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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

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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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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Changing your name on your property
February 24, 2018

If you have changed your name due to marriage (or divorce), your property and loan are in your old name and you want to update your name. It’s not simple or free. There are several processes to go through, with quite a few fees and costs involved.

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Sharing a property – tenants in common
May 7, 2018

Property held in the names of two or more persons, in which each has a separate and distinct share. The shares may be equal or unequal. When one person dies their share is not passed to the survivor(s) but can be left to beneficiaries other than their co-owners.

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Interest Only repayments
May 6, 2018

It is possible to arrange with your lender to only pay the calculated interest on your loan each month, without any requirement to pay down the principle amount owing on your loan.

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Construction Loans
May 5, 2018

Every lender has their own terms and conditions, and this is intended only as a general guide to understanding this topic. Contact us to discuss your individual circumstances. A construction loan operates slightly differently to a standard home loan. Construction funds from the loan are progressively drawn down at each stage of construction, as detailed […]

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Investing in Property
May 6, 2018

Leverage – you use your cash to invest a percentage of the purchase price of the investment property. It’s possible to borrow 95% of the value of a property to purchase it – so together with the 5% needed for government and lender costs; you need only commit 10% of the purchase price from your own cash.

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Building Insurance
February 24, 2018

Once you have building insurance in place, ask your insurer to provide you with a building insurance certificate of currency. You will need to send this certificate of currency back to your lender, together with your completed mortgage offer documents.

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7 mistakes not to make when buying your home
May 6, 2018

Head over heart is a major dilemma when it comes to house hunting.

Buying a home can be a very emotional process but it is also important to keep those emotions in check to make the most rational decision possible

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Guarantors on loans
May 6, 2018

A guarantor promises to make the payments or reimburse any shortfall in the event that the original borrower does not pay and/or the property is sold at a loss.

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