Compare owner occupied loans

Compare owner occupied loans and calculate mortgage repayments - Data last updated on 20 Jul 2018

Compare owner occupied loans

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Advertised rate
3.59%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.59%
Monthly repayment
$1,135
Real Time Rating™

4.35 / 5

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Variable Rate Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Amounts < $750k, LVR 70%-80%)Cashback$900 cashback after your settlement
Advertised rate
3.54%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.58%
Monthly repayment
$1,128
Real Time Rating™

4.69 / 5

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Low Rate Home Loan with Offset (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)
Advertised rate
3.64%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.67%
Monthly repayment
$1,142
Real Time Rating™

4.66 / 5

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Select Basic Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Amounts < $500k, LVR < 80%)
Advertised rate
3.69%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.70%
Monthly repayment
$1,149
Real Time Rating™

4.29 / 5

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Premier Standard Variable Home LoanSpecialAvailable on new Premier home loan borrowings from $50,000 when applying by 31 July 2018
Advertised rate
3.69%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.70%
Monthly repayment
$1,149
Real Time Rating™

4.43 / 5

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IQ Basic Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 70%)
Advertised rate
3.75%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.76%
Monthly repayment
$1,158
Real Time Rating™

4.3 / 5

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Special Low Variable Rate Home Loan (LVR < 80%)
Advertised rate
3.79%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.79%
Monthly repayment
$1,163
Real Time Rating™

4.29 / 5

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Basic Variable Rate Home Loan
Advertised rate
3.77%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.81%
Monthly repayment
$1,161
Real Time Rating™

4.19 / 5

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OMG Home Loan (Principal and Interest)
Advertised rate
3.79%
Variable
Comparison rate*
3.83%
Monthly repayment
$1,163
Real Time Rating™

4.09 / 5

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UHomeLoan Fixed (Principal and Interest) 3 Years
Advertised rate
3.74%
Fixed - 3 years
Comparison rate*
4.01%
Monthly repayment
$1,156
Real Time Rating™

3.51 / 5

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Premium Plus Package Variable Rate Home Loan Special (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 95%)SpecialIncludes a discounted rate off the Premium Plus Package Variable Rate Tier 4 home loan when meeting certain eligibility requirements.
Advertised rate
3.64%
Variable
Comparison rate*
4.03%
Monthly repayment
$1,142
Real Time Rating™

4.59 / 5

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My Life Fixed Rate Package 2 Years
Advertised rate
3.69%
Fixed - 2 years
Comparison rate*
4.04%
Monthly repayment
$1,149
Real Time Rating™

3.9 / 5

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Essential Home Loan ($100k+)SpecialStandard Establishment fee of $350 and Settlement fee of $250 waived
Advertised rate
4.04%
Variable
Comparison rate*
4.07%
Monthly repayment
$1,199
Real Time Rating™

3.91 / 5

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Professional Package Home Loan (Principal and Interest) ($250k-$500k)
Advertised rate
4.07%
Variable
Comparison rate*
4.45%
Monthly repayment
$1,204
Real Time Rating™

4.01 / 5

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Real Deal Variable Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Introductory)
Advertised rate
4.40%
Intro 36 months
Comparison rate*
4.62%
Monthly repayment
$1,289
Real Time Rating™

3.53 / 5

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Discount Variable Home Loan
Advertised rate
4.64%
Variable
Comparison rate*
4.69%
Monthly repayment
$1,288
Real Time Rating™

3.15 / 5

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Choice Package Tailored Home Loan (Principal and Interest) ($250k-$750k)
Advertised rate
4.39%
Variable
Comparison rate*
4.78%
Monthly repayment
$1,250
Real Time Rating™

3.76 / 5

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3 Year Special Economiser Home Loan (Low Doc)
Advertised rate
4.29%
Intro 36 months
Comparison rate*
4.78%
Monthly repayment
$1,306
Real Time Rating™

3.52 / 5

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Premier Package Low Doc Fixed Options Home Loan (Principal and Interest) 3 Years
Advertised rate
3.99%
Fixed - 3 years
Comparison rate*
4.85%
Monthly repayment
$1,192
Real Time Rating™

3.5 / 5

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Breakfree Package Fixed Rate Home Loan (Low Doc) 3 Years
Advertised rate
3.99%
Fixed - 3 years
Comparison rate*
4.90%
Monthly repayment
$1,192
Real Time Rating™

3.49 / 5

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Owner occupied loans

Getting a loan if you are going to be an owner-occupier can be easier than getting other types of loan. That's because if the property you occupy is your main residence, the place you call "home", mortgage lenders consider that it will be looked after better than if you rent it out. They also know that should you default they could sell the property and recover their money.

What is an owner occupied home?

The term "owner occupied" relates to a property that you use primarily for yourself. When you seek to buy such a property, a mortgage lender may give you a more favourable loan interest rate. The lender could also offer better lending terms because they believe that an owner-occupier is a safer bet in terms of wear and tear on the property. If you want a loan for a primary residence but don't plan to live there, it is likely that many mortgage lenders will be unwilling to give you a loan. There might be specific terms and conditions attached to an owner-occupier loan that may prevent you from renting the property out, at least for a period of time. Always check those terms and conditions carefully.

What are the requirements for owner-occupied loans?

It's not always the case, but most lenders will loan on the condition that you don't rent out what they consider to be your primary residence. Mortgage rules vary from company to company, so finding out what a lender will or will not allow is essential when you're searching for loans. A lender that may allow you to rent out your property may also charge you a higher interest rate. Do your mortgage loan calculations carefully, and search the market to see if some companies are offering special deals for a period with a fixed interest rate. You could save yourself a considerable amount of money, and a fixed rate means that you can plan your finances knowing that for a certain amount of time, you won't get an increase in your monthly payment. Remember that if interest rates go down during this period, you won't benefit from a reduction in your payments.

How do you get lender permission?

The best approach is to be upfront with your lender about what you plan to do. If you do plan to let out what the mortgage holder considers to be your main residence, communicate your ideas and check the small print to see if you can do this. It's not uncommon to rent out a property, but if you have a loan on it, your lender will want to be certain that scheduled repayments will continue.

Can you get another mortgage?

There's no reason why not, but your mortgage lender may or may not consider your rented out property as income for qualification for a new mortgage. You'll need to prove that you can afford two mortgages.

When looking for an owner occupied loan, do some thorough research as to the options available before you make a final decision.

FAQs

Bad credit home loans can be dangerous if the borrower signs up for a loan they’ll struggle to repay. This might occur if the borrower takes out a mortgage at the limit of their financial capacity, especially if they have some combination of a low income, an insecure job and poor savings habits.

Bad credit home loans can also be dangerous if the borrower buys a home in a stagnant or falling market – because if the home has to be sold, they might be left with ‘negative equity’ (where the home is worth less than the mortgage).

That said, bad credit home loans can work out well if the borrower is able to repay the mortgage – for example, if they borrow conservatively, have a decent income, a secure job and good savings habits. Another good sign is if the borrower buys a property in a market that is likely to rise over the long term.

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