Entries by IndigoFinance

Is a family guarantee right for you?

Entering the property market is no easy feat for a first homebuyer, but even parents who aren’t prepared to hand over cash for a deposit may help by being a guarantor on a loan. Before taking the plunge however, it’s crucial to be aware of the implications involved. Here are three questions to ask yourself […]

How to keep your loan application on track

For the best possible chance of getting the loan that suits your circumstances, you need to tick all the boxes. If an application is not completed correctly, you risk delays in approval, or even being declined by potential lenders. Other than the obvious documentation that needs to accompany an application, satisfactory identification and evidence of […]

Why you need to know your interest rate

Interest rates are a big factor in each repayment and the total cost over the life of a loan, so staying on top of your current rate, as well as the interest trends across the market, is essential. By staying on top of interest rates, borrowers can make informed decisions about choosing a first-time home […]

Should you manage your investment property?

While managing your own investment property can seem like a simple way to keep more of the rent flowing towards the mortgage, there’s a little more to it than making sure the house is standing and collecting the money. Managing your investment property appears pretty straightforward- you find a tenant, they pay rent, and you […]

Exit costs when refinancing

Refinancing can be a great way to save money if you believe you are paying too much for your loan, but there is more to it than just finding a loan with a lower interest rate and making the change. Before making the switch, ensure the savings you could make outweigh the fees involved. Here […]

Business Loans – what you need to know

Applying for a business loan is a completely different process to that of a home loan application. To ensure you don’t lose your way, we’ve set out a clear path for you to follow. 1. Find a specialised broker Commercial lending is very different to residential, so when searching for a broker, it is important to […]

How do I know I’m getting a good deal from my lender?

With so many products offered by various lenders, it can be quite perplexing trying to figure out whether or not you’ve scored yourself a good deal on your home loan. While doing your research and comparing what’s out there in the market is one of the most obvious ways to find out whether you’re sitting […]

What are the extra costs of buying a home?

Application & establishment fees, stamp duty + more. When taking out a mortgage, many people forget to consider the associated fees and expenses. Here are some of the extra costs that you’ll need to consider when you take out a home loan. Home loan application fees Most lenders charge a home loan application fee. This can […]

Rental yields – what you need to know

Rental yield – essentially the rate of rental income returned against the costs of an investment property is a great indicator of a property’s investment potential. But you need to keep things in perspective when you factor it into your decision to purchase property. Calculating rental yield A good first step in examining rental yield’s […]

How to negotiate the best property price

Negotiating the best property price isn’t a matter of swindling a seller. It’s about doing your homework, knowing what you want, knowing the market and making sensible offers. When you are buying property, getting the best price can mean the difference between being able to afford it and having to settle for second best. And, […]