Refinancing Your Home Loan

As time marches on, situations change. Perhaps you’ve changed jobs? Or there’s a new addition to the family? Maybe you would just like a better rate? Maybe it’s the advent of school fees, or perhaps the kids have flown the coop? Or maybe that leaking shower or tired kitchen has just reached the end of its life.

A shift in circumstances may mean it is time to revisit your home finances. For many, the idea of refinancing a mortgage can be daunting. Fees, fixed versus variable interest rates and monthly charges all need to be considered.

The right refinanced loan could help you pay off your mortgage faster and for less, clear unhealthy debt or help you upgrade and add value your home, all of which are steps in the right direction.

But where to start? We can help you weigh it all up.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work organising our mortgages (and driving all the way to our Guildford house – twice) We really appreciate it as it wasn’t the most straight forward for you.

Lucy and Lyndon Nilsson

Our dealings with Bev was a stress free experience. After dealings with another bank that was stressful I would always refer Bev as a broker.

John Dowsett

Rebecca guided us through a complex loan application, and was available at all times to any our queries and concerns. Thanks to her diligence and persistence, we are now settled in our new home. We highly recommend Rebecca Little and Finance Corp for all your financial matters. Thanks again Rebecca.

The Gray Family

Always felt like we were in touch and kept in the loop as to where our finance and applications were at. Sharon even answered my phone calls and questions when on Annual Leave, it wasn't a problem for her.

I enjoyed our overall experience and felt very comfortable throughout the entire process.

Sharon Ridd

Bev was always efficient, quick to respond to any questions we had and would take the time to explain things further. She was always friendly, patient and professional and worked hard to find the best mortgage rates for us.

Bev

Bev was very helpful and professional in finding and organising a lender for me. Very stress free for myself.

John Castrianni

Laura was an absolute pleasure to deal with, and incredibly helpful throughout the whole process of obtaining finance and settlement for our home. I cannot fault her service in any way, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Laura

Bev was a delight to deal with. Professional, courteous and friendly at all times. I would highly recommend Bev to anyone seeking a loan approval.

Jane Warrington

Refinancing Your Home Loan

Can I get a mortgage where I pay less than I’m paying now?

With lenders adjusting their rates outside of the reserve bank now is a great time to shop around or check that you have the right loan for your needs. We’re a great starting point. It will depend what interest rate you’re currently paying, what type of home loan you have (e.g. fixed, variable, interest only, line of credit) and what features you want in your loan. We can quickly explain your options.

Can I consolidate credit card or other debts into a home loan?

This is one of the reasons many people refinance. The advantage is that you pay a much lower interest rate on a mortgage than for most other forms of debt – e.g. credit cards, overdraft facilities, personal loans etc. Providing you have sufficient equity in your property, you may be able to consolidate all your debt on a home loan. If you take this option though it is important to make sure you maintain your repayments at their current level or you could end up paying more over a longer period of time. Speak with us today to discuss your personal needs.

How much money can I borrow?

We’re all unique when it comes to our finances and borrowing needs. Get an estimate on how much you could borrow with our clever loan options tool. Chat to us when you’re ready, we can help with calculations based on your circumstances.

How do I choose the loan that’s right for me?

Our guides to loan types and features (links) will help you learn about the main options available. There are hundreds of different home loans available, we can recommend the right loan(s) for you.

How often do I make home loan repayments — weekly, fortnightly or monthly?

Most lenders offer flexible repayment options to suit your pay cycle. Aim for weekly or fortnightly repayments, instead of monthly, as you will make more payments in a year, which will shave dollars and time off your loan.

What fees/costs are involved in switching mortgages?

Penalty fees could apply if you’re paying off your current mortgage early, especially if you’re exiting a fixed home loan. But these may be offset by repayment savings when you switch home loans. We’ll walk you through any fees that will apply in your circumstances.