To work out how much you can afford to borrow, use our How Much Can I Borrow Calculator.
Or if you prefer to do your own calculations, write down all your weekly non-rent expenses, such as groceries, transport, utilities, credit card bills and personal loans. Total your weekly expenses and subtract this amount from your current net income.
Budgeting is an essential skill when you're buying any kind of property. Working out your personal budget and sticking to it is the key to affording and maintaining a home loan. A good budget will factor in all of your regular and irregular expenses, including household essentials, debts, transport, insurance, medical costs and personal spending.
Your Tassie Home Loan mortgage consultant can give you essential tips on developing a budget that will help you get on track and get organised. You can also use our Budget Calculator to get a start on your personal budget.
How much deposit will I need?
The maximum loan available is 95% of the property's value. This is called the loan to value ratio, (LVR). The LVR is not based on the purchase price of a property, but on the value set by an independent valuer engaged by the bank. Many banks currently have a maximum LVR of 90%, but you will need at least 5% of the property value as a deposit. You'll also need to factor in additional costs associated with buying a home, when saving for your deposit.
What to take to the home loan interview
Your interview with a Tassie Home Loans mortgage consultant will take around an hour. Having the right information with you will help make your home loan application process simple and quick.
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How does a lender assess my home loan application?
A potential lender takes several things into consideration when assessing your home loan application: