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When Should I Find A Credit Adviser?

Saving for a home? If you haven’t met with a credit adviser yet, it may cost you. Here’s why.

When saving a deposit to buy a home, many people have a goal amount in mind that they need to save before they meet with a credit adviser who will help them secure the finance.

If this is you, you’re probably doing it wrongly. From day one, when you first think, ‘I could maybe buy a house if I worked hard and saved a lot’, you’re ready to have a credit adviser on your side.

A credit adviser’s knowledge of the loan and property market will help you work out how much you will be able to borrow, which determines the size of the deposit you will need to save.

They will also be able to help you develop processes and a realistic timeline to save your deposit faster, and provide creative solutions that will help reach your goals sooner.

You may also be pleasantly surprised to find that you are closer to your goal than you thought. The tools available to a credit adviser that can help you realise your dreams more quickly and efficiently include lender’s mortgage insurance, specialist lending products, land loans and, for investors predicting significant rises in property prices, interest-only loans.

More importantly than just being allowed to provide these products, an MFAA Approved Credit Adviser can help you work out whether they suit your situation and goals. For example, while buying land now to build on later lowers the cost of your initial investment and can be an opportunity to take advantage of reduced land prices, there is no point in it if you will not be able to secure construction finance down the track.

So speak to an expert now. Peninsula Home Loans are MFAA approved credit advisers who can help you take the first steps to owning your home.

An MFAA Approved Credit Adviser is much more than your average mortgage broker.

Written by

Stephen Bonfield, the Managing Director, previously worked for one of Australia’s major home loan companies as an independent mortgage broker. Steve used this experience to set up his own mortgage broking company - a company that places customer needs at the forefront.

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