Home Loan and Investment Loan

Intrinsic Financial Services specialises in home loans and investment loans tailored for professionals, self-employed and expats. Our experience in home loans and investment property loans means that clients receive personalised financing solutions to simplify the complexities of property finance. 

Whether you’re in search of a dream home in Sydney or exploring investment opportunities in the Australian property market, our team adeptly navigates the intricacies of loan options to secure competitive rates and favourable terms for your requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does a mortgage broker do?

    Mortgage brokers are professionals in the finance industry. They work with you to determine your needs and objectives and how much you can borrow. Brokers help to ensure that you don’t take out a loan that is not right for you.

    Like your solicitor, accountant or financial planner, we are specialists in what we do and will provide you with the right solutions.

    Brokers have access to a wide variety of lenders. This means our broker can find a loan that’s just right for you.

  • Why should I use a mortgage broker if I can go with a bank?

    Lenders will only sell you their own products. Each bank (or lender) has various loan options – low doc, package loans, re-draw facilities, plant and equipment loans, fixed, interest only, interested in advance, variable, introductory variable… the issues you face as a consumer is ‘which loan is right for me?’ And that is where a mortgage broker comes in. If you go direct to the bank, you will only be offered the loan options available through that one lender.

    At Intrinsic Financial, we are across many lenders and all of their loan products and our sole purpose is to find the right loan for your needs. We do all the leg work to save you time and money by finding a loan product that suits your requirement out of competitive market. We understand your personal circumstances and then show you the most favourable options from a wide variety of loan products and options

    We conduct all research for you and once you have decided on the loan, we complete your application, communicate with the lender on your behalf and handle all the detail right through to settlement. We take the full stress out of you until your loan is approved.

    We can help you to structure your loan to achieve the competitive rate of approval and to have the right ongoing result for your needs.

  • We are looking to buy our first home, how do I begin?

    Buying a first property can be overwhelming process. First home buyers can face uncertainty over how to apply for a home loan, how to get approved, the government grants they might be eligible for and where they should look to buy.

    Don’t worry. Consider contacting us, we are solution to all your question and concern. We can explain you all the detail and help you with process and it is NO cost to you because we are paid by lender.

  • How much can I borrow?

    There are specific factors that need to be considered when determining how much a customer can borrow, such as income, employment position, the deposit saved, current living expenses and any liabilities.

    Give us a call and we can go into your options in more detail, or check out the loan calculator page of our site.

  • Do you charge fees for home and investment loans?

    Some mortgage brokers charge a fee for their services and some don’t. When you take out a loan via a Mortgage Broker – it does not cost you more. Brokers get paid commission by the lender for bringing new business to them, this does not impact your interest rate or level of service.

    Some brokers charge a fee for their service. They must disclose this fee upfront to you, so you know what you will be up for if you engage their services.

    At Intrinsic Financial, we do not charge client any fees.

  • What is borrowing capacity and how does it calculate?

    We use our sophisticated calculator that is designed to provide borrower an accurate indication of their borrowing power based on individual lender. However, it is not a commitment from the bank to lend money based on this letter.

    To calculate, we consider your annual income, monthly expenses, type of loan and current interest rate, repayment type (principal or principal and interest), the loan term and estimated repayments.

  • What is pre-approval and why do we need it?

    Pre-approval is when a lender approves an amount for you to borrow after assessing your financial situation, and having this seal of approval in place can be huge advantage when time comes to find the perfect home.

    Why you should obtain:

    1. Shows real-estate agent you are a serious buyer and you get a better choice of properties
    2. Shows certainty to seller that you are eligible to get finance means you get a better deal
    3. You will not waste time looking at homes you can’t afford because pre-approvals will give you better idea of what are within your price range
    4. Pre-approval is vital to have before bidding at auction

    *Pre-approval letter is an indication from the lender only and is not a guarantee that you will get a loan.

  • How much deposit do I need for a home loan?

    Generally, it is 5 to 10% deposit of purchase price for an owner occupier. If you are an investor, you will require 10% of the purchase price, although it is possible to purchase with less.

    In addition to purchase price, there are a number of fees and charges you should factor into your budget when buying a home or investment property. Furthermore, lenders require mortgage loan insurance for loans made to anyone that wishes to purchase a home with less than 20% of the purchase price

  • What is genuine savings?

    Many lenders have introduced genuine savings mandatory policy for everyone that applies for a home loan. It is a saving held or accumulated over 3 months, term deposit held for 3 months, shares or managed funds held for 3 months or an equity in real estate (varies based on the lender).

    What isn’t genuine savings?

    The lender is interested to see that you have planned and saved deposit yourself because this demonstrates to them you are likely to be a good borrower.

    Having money in your saving account isn’t enough! If the savings relate to following source- they do not considered to be genuine.

    • Gifts
    • Savings plans
    • Tax refunds
    • Inheritance
    • Bonuses
    • Proceeded from sale of your car or other assets
    • Funds held in business account
    • Any borrowed funds e.g personal loan
    • Developer’s or builder’s rebates/incentives
  • What is a cooling off period?

    The cooling off period is the time between when you have had your offer to purchase a property accepted and the time you actually exchange the contracts. The period is usually 5 – 10 days and is negotiable between your solicitor and the solicitor of the vendor.

    Once your offer is accepted you will be asked to pay non-refundable deposit of around 0.25% of the purchase price.

  • What is first home owner grant and what are eligibility criteria?

    The FHOG is a government approach to assist eligible first home owners to purchase a new home. This is form of cash adds to your deposit and usually paid at the time of property settlement. For the eligibility, please visit Office of State Revenue website www.osr.nsw.gov.au

  • What is stamp duty?

    Stamp duty is a state government tax paid on the purchase of land or a property in Australia. Ask our loan expert to calculate how much stamp duty you will have to pay on a property OR use our stamp duty calculator.

  • What is difference between fixed and variable rate loan?

    Fixed rate does not change during the term of the loan, so your repayments will remain same. You will know what exactly you need to pay each month and be protected from any increase in interest rates.

    Variable rate may go up and down during the term of the loan. You can make early or additional repayments at any time at no extra cost. You can also access any additional repayments if you need to (fees may apply – varies by lender).

  • This is my first home loan, what features should I have?

    We believe you should have below 5 features in your checklist if you are taking your first mortgage.

    1. Redraw Facility

    This facility allows you to withdraw additional repayments that you have already put towards your loan. It provides you flexibility to put as much extra money as you like towards your loan, with the peace of mind in knowing you can access it at any time. So, for those budget conscious home buyers, this is a great facility to consider because it enables you to pay less interest over the life of the loan.

    1. Low Rate

    Whether you are purchasing a home as an investment or a residential property, a low interest rate will see you pay less towards repayment, reducing the time required to pay off your loan and the total interest you will repay.

    1. No Ongoing Fees

    No extra for account-keeping fees are a great option for first home buyers. This is because they reduce the cost of your loan while often providing competitive rates that enable you to control your repayment.

    1. Low Discharge Fees

    Discharge fee is charged upon full payment of the home loan or at the end of the loan. This fee is designed to cover the cost that lender will incur when you terminate your contract.

    You must keep an eye for lender offering low or no discharge fees, as this will provide greater flexibility to switch between lenders should your situation change or should you find a more competitive offer.

    1. LMI Charge

    Avoid paying high LMI or No LMI. The best way to avoid completely is to have savings 20% of the value of a property which is a difficult task for First Home buyers. It seems like an unrealistic option but aim for the higher savings which can reduce your LMI payment.

  • What is LVR?

    Loan Valuation Ratio (LVR) is the portion of money you intend to borrow compared to the value of the property. It determines the amount a lender will loan to you.

    If your LVR is higher than 80% you are likely be required to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI).

  • What is Lenders Mortgage Insurance?

    LMI is type of insurance that protects lender – NOT the borrower.

    If in the event borrower can’t meet the loan repayment and the net proceeds of an enforced sale of the property not enough to cover the loan- the insurance will cover the gap for lender. Thus, LMI has no benefit to the borrower but it is a cost to the borrower to minimize lender’s risk.

    The LMI charges vary based on the % of LVR.

  • How many lenders you compare?

    We are Connective Brokers. This means that we have access to many lenders that we hold accreditations with. This means we can source you a loan from a variety of lenders to provide you with options that are suitable for you and your situation.

  • Which lender do you mostly deal with?

    Our top lenders which we generally conduct our most business with are ANZ, CBA, Bankwest, Nab, St. George, Westpac and AMP.

  • Don’t you just recommend the lender who pays you the most commission?

    Absolutely not.

    First of all, there is very little difference between the commissions paid by the various lenders. There is also legislation in our industry, called the National Consumer Credit Protection Act (or NCCP), that is designed to protect consumers and ensure ethical and professional standards in the finance industry. We tell you upfront what commission we will be getting from the lender. Our job, our only job, is to find a competitive loan for your needs and objectives.

  • I am not in your area, can we still work together?

    Sure thing! We are mobile brokers, so we can come to you!

  • Who sets interest rates?

    The Reserve Bank of Australia meet on the first Tuesday every month to determine the official cash rate for the country. The lenders then use this information to set their own rates. Mortgage brokers do not set rates

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whether it’s a dream home, investments, or business endeavors.

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