Lenders loan limits - what is LVR?

Lenders use a term called LVR – loan to value ratio – which represents your loan as a percentage of the security property value. We’re usually familiar with the rule that a 20% deposit (or an 80% loan) is preferred – there’s a nice buffer in there for the bank should anything go wrong – and – in most cases under 80% we don’t have to ‘mortgage insure’ the loans. Remember mortgage insurance is a policy that is taken out by the lender to protect THEM if you are unable to make your repayments, even though you pay for the insurance. Most lenders will still lend you up to 90 – 95% of the value of most securities (with a hefty mortgage insurance premium). But there are instances when they won’t, fo

I will review all of my financial accounts - say it like a mantra....

Mortgage accounts, bank accounts, credit cards – all of them usually have a fee attached and you may not be happy when you work out how much all of this is costing you each year; Lets say you have a home loan with a $395 annual fee, 2 or 3 credit cards – most cards have a $60 - $90 annual fee, that’s a couple of hundred dollars there – and a bank account hidden away with a $5 or $10 monthly fee; possibly some ATM access fees thrown in as well. Did you know that a lot of the home loan packages will allow for an annual fee on a credit card and the monthly bank account fee to be waived? If you need more than one bank account – and I understand the way lots of people bank, then you can consider

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