The costs of buying a home
There are many costs involved in buying a home, so it’s important to factor them all into your budget when working out how much you need to borrow.
Buying your first home can be both exciting and overwhelming. After all, it’s your first step onto the property ladder and quite possibly your first major investment. It’s also an expensive and time-consuming process. So even though this is your first house, you should try to ensure that you’ll be happy in it for as long as possible.
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Refinancing is when you move your home loan from one lender to another. You might do this to get a better interest rate, better loan features, better service… any reason at all really! Be careful though, as there may be some fees involved in refinancing.
Struggling to save up enough of a deposit to buy your first home or first investment property? Then our Family Guarantee could be just the thing to get you into a place you can call your own. Our Family Guarantee enables first home buyers with limited savings to enter the property market sooner*.
Here's how it works – If your parents or other family members have equity in their home, investment property or have a Term Deposit with Credit Union SA, you can use that equity or investment to guarantee a portion of your loan.
Which family members can provide a Family Guarantee?
Credit Union SA will consider the provision of guarantees by other immediate family members where a guarantee from the above-mentioned family members would not be appropriate.
When can a Family Guarantee be used?
- purchase a new property;
- purchase an established property;
- build a new home.
Where a borrower is entitled to a government grant, the entitlement will not be affected by the provision of a Family Guarantee. Family Guarantees will not usually be accepted by the Credit Union where offered to support borrowings for a second/subsequent property or for any other purpose.Download our Family Guarantee Guide
*Subject to responsible lending criteria.
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INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW
1Conditions, fees and lending criteria apply and are available on request. Comparison rates are based on a $150,000 secured loan for 25 years. WARNING: These comparison rates are true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
2Offers valid as at 07/01/2022 are limited and may be withdrawn or altered at any time without notice. Interest rates are subject to change.
3Cashback offer available on any owner-occupied or investment loan with minimum new borrowings of $250,000 where the loan to value ratio is 80% or less. Funds available at settlement, except in the case of construction loans where cashback will be paid on confirmation that the foundation has been poured. Limit of one cashback per household. Not available on fixed rate special offers and bridging loans.
4Offer available on new loans with minimum new borrowings of $150,000 where the LVR is 80% or less and no cashback is taken. Not available on fixed rate special offers and bridging loans.