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Choosing a broker that will help you break the property market

Published on November 19th, 2020
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Bill Tsouvalas
Bill Tsouvalas is the managing director and a key company spokesperson at Savvy. As a personal finance expert, he often shares his insights on a range of topics, being featured on leading news outlets including News Corp publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun, Fairfax Media publications such as the Australian Financial Review, the Seven Network and more. Bill has over 15 years of experience working in the finance industry and founded Savvy in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable and accessible finance options to all Australians. He has built Savvy from a small asset finance brokerage into a financial comparison website which now attracts close to 2 million Aussies per year and was included in the BRW’s Fast 100 in 2015 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. He’s passionate about helping Australians make financially savvy decisions and reviews content across the brand to ensure its accuracy. You can follow Bill on LinkedIn.
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Navigating the property market can be daunting, especially if it’s your first purchase. There are many factors that you need to consider when it comes to purchasing a house, but one of the most vital factors will be being able to secure a home loan that can help you crack the property without going bust. Here is what you need to consider when choosing a broker to help you crack the property market.

What is a mortgage broker?

There are plenty of mortgage brokers on the market that offers various loans such as home loans to help people purchase a home. Like anything in life, there are good brokers and there are bad ones out there that could give you a loan that is not suitable for you. A qualified mortgage broker will assess your individual situation such as your creditworthiness and consider other expenses to find a loan that is suitable for your situation.

How will this benefit you?

More than 48.6% of Australians made use of a mortgage broker when purchasing a house. Using a mortgage broker means that you will be getting access to a wide range of lenders to source a loan that comes with the best possible rate for you. This means that the legwork of going from lender to lender is cut out as they offer you with best options that will work for your finances.

Brokers are also beneficial for people that are not too sure on how to go about financing a home. A good mortgage broker will break down the process to you step by step and will be transparent in terms of what the finance. You can think of it as a straight-line process that will handle both finances and paperwork that can get confusing if you were to do it on your own.

How can a broker help me crack the market?

One of the benefits that come with using a mortgage broker to crack the property market is that they will be able to assess if the property you are interested in will be in your financial reach. They can do this by assessing your situation or giving you a pre-approved loan, which can give you leverage when making an offer. Brokers are also able to get you access to a bad credit home loans for people who do not have good credit scores.

Things to look out for when using a broker

Although a mortgage broker can cut out the work of going around looking for loans suitable for you, it is still vital to compare your options. Ensure that your broker is qualified and has your interest at heart instead of just meeting the bottom line. It would be preferable to choose a broker that has been in the industry for a while. Also, check reviews and people’s experiences with the broker you wish to take a loan out with.

Once you have checked that everything checks out with your mortgage remember to check that the loan’s interest rate, fees, and charges are suitable for you. Check if the loan comes with suitable features that can work with your cash flow.

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The content on our website is produced by experts in the field of finance and reviewed as part of our editorial guidelines. We endeavour to keep all information across our site updated with accurate information.

Approval for home loans is always subject to our lender’s terms, conditions and qualification criteria. Lenders will undertake a credit check in line with responsible lending obligations to help determine whether you’re in a position to take on the loan you’re applying for.

The interest rate, comparison rate, fees and monthly repayments will depend on factors specific to your profile, such as your financial situation, as well as others, such as the loan’s size and your chosen repayment term. Costs such as broker fees, redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, aren’t included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts may result in a different comparison rate.

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