Variable Rate Investment Loan (Interest Only) (Amounts < $850k, LVR < 70%)
- Last updated on 29 May 2020
based on $300,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No ongoing fees
- 100% full offset account
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Free redraw facility
- Not available for first home buyer
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$150k - $850k
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
100% offset account
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
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Homestar Finance was established in 2004 and has an alliance with Origin Mortgage Management Services (Origin MMS). Homestar Finance home loans are backed by Australian and international mortgage funders.
Homestar Finance offers a limited range of home loans, including owner-occupier loans, investor loans and refinancing loans.
Homestar Finance is an online-only home lender, so it doesn’t have any branches or stores. However, it does offer access to a national network of loan specialists via the internet and over the phone.
A loan-to-value ratio (otherwise known as a Loan to Valuation Ratio or LVR), is a calculation lenders make to work out the value of your loan versus the value of your property, expressed as a percentage. Lenders use this calculation to help assess your suitability for a home loan, and whether you need to pay lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI). As a general rule, most banks will require you to pay LMI if your loan-to-value ratio is 80 per cent or more. LVR is worked out by dividing the loan amount by the value of the property. If you are looking for a quick ball-park estimate of LVR, the size of your deposit is a good indicator as it is directly proportionate to your LVR. For instance, a loan with an LVR of 80 per cent requires a deposit of 20 per cent, while a 90 per cent LVR requires 10 per cent down payment.
LOAN AMOUNT / PROPERTY VALUE = LVR%
While this all sounds simple enough, it is worth doing a more accurate calculation of LVR before you commit to buying a place as there are some traps to be aware of. Firstly, the ‘loan amount’ is the price you paid for the property plus additional costs such as stamp duty and legal fees, minus your deposit amount. Secondly, the ‘property value’ is determined by your lender’s valuation of the property, not the price you paid for it, and sometimes these can differ so where possible, try and get your bank to evaluate the property before you put in an offer.