Saving up for a home loan deposit can be one of the most difficult and challenging things to do in the home-buying process.
So knowing how much deposit you will need should be an important thing to consider when buying a house.
How much do I need for a deposit?
If you’re choosing your first home loan, you will know that one of the most important questions that the bank will ask you is how much money you have saved for a deposit.
Traditionally, to secure your first home loan you are required to have a deposit of at least 10% of the purchase price of the property.
These days, depending on the lender, you can get a home loan with a deposit ranging from 5% to 20%. The lender will take into consideration other factors too, such as how much you earn, how good your credit rating is, and your track record of saving.
One of the most important questions that the bank will ask you
Don’t have a deposit?
How much deposit you have counts
This is why it pays to have a good-sized deposit. A larger deposit will often mean securing better home loan rates and may mean you don’t have to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI).
Lenders Mortgage Insurance
If you have a deposit of less than 20% of the purchase price of the property, some lenders will require you to obtain LMI.
LMI protects the lender against any losses they may encounter if you default on your loan repayments.
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