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How much money do I need for a deposit?
How much money do I need for a deposit?

If you’re in the market for a property, you need to know how much to save for a deposit. Today, we’re delving into what you need to know, so you can budget and prepare yourself to achieve your property goals.

How much do I need for a deposit? According to a home loan deposit is typically 20% of the agreed sale price. As an investor, you generally have to pay more, so be prepared to pay as much as 30% of the property price. The percentages listed above are minimum deposit amounts. If a 20% deposit cannot be made, 10% or more is the recommended minimum. The higher the deposit amount, the less you will pay over the life of your home loan. (So ideally, a higher deposit is better.) The minimum deposit amount between lenders will vary, so check with your mortgage broker if you’re unsure.  What if my deposit is less than 20%? Most lenders require borrowers to take out Lenders Mortgage Insurance if their deposit is under 20% of the agreed sale amount... Continued

November 22, 2018 by Sarah Robinson