Finance Newsletter – March 2013

Mercia’s Mortgage Brokers

With house prices moving it’s even tougher for first home buyers to enter the market. If you want to assist a family member to buy their first home there are a number of thing you can do:

  • Provide a gift or loan
  • Offer equity in your own home as security
  • Use Commonwealth Bank or other banks Family Equity products.

Family Equity is a home buying solution unlike any other, designed to help first home buyers enter the property market. It’s a range of financing options that can help customers secure a home loan, repay a home loan, or a combination of both. The main customer benefit is the ability to enter the property market by relying on guarantors for security and/or servicing support.

A family member has always been able to assist with providing equity or funds for a deposit. What’s good about family equity is it also allows servicing support. This means that if an applicant’s income is not sufficient to service the loan required, a family member (or anyone for that matter) can assist by paying some of the repayments on an ongoing basis. The person providing the equity or servicing support is not required to be on the title of the property being financed. Remember there is a grant and stamp duty incentives from the State Government for first home buyers too.

If you have any questions about Family Equity, Reverse Mortgages or any other type of loan, call Dan Goodridge on 04144 233 40. Our service is free of charge to you the borrower and we have access to all the major lenders in WA.

If you would like to speak to a broker, call Dan Goodridge on 0414 423 340 or e-mail .

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