Home Owners Dream Fixed 3 Years (LVR < 65%)
Fixed - 3 years
- No upfront or ongoing fees
- Parents can sign as guarantor
- Repayments will not change during fixed period
- Limited extra repayments
- No redraw and no offset
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments won't decrease if RBA cuts rates
Interest rate structure
Fixed - 3 years
$50k - $5m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
Allowed with restrictions
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
100% offset account available at $10/month. You may be eligible for a 0.10% discount after 5 years of good payment conduct; speak to your credit representative for more information. Add 0.10% to waive upfront fees ($697) on loans over $150k.
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Reduce Home Loans is 100 per cent dedicated to home loans, offering no other financial services. It’s also primarily online, and this simple business model helps Reduce Home Loans keep running costs down and deliver low interest rates.
This Australian owned and operated lender only opened in 2010, so it’s a relative newcomer. However, Reduce Home Loans has won many business awards since, including Money Magazine’s cheapest non-bank home loan in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
A fixed rate home loan is a loan where the interest rate is set for a certain amount of time, usually between one and 15 years. The advantage of a fixed rate is that you know exactly how much your repayments will be for the duration of the fixed term. There are some disadvantages to fixing that you need to be aware of. Some products won’t let you make extra repayments, or offer tools such as an offset account to help you reduce your interest, while others will charge a significant break fee if you decide to terminate the loan before the fixed period finishes.
A variable rate home loan is one where the interest rate can and will change over the course of your loan. The rate is determined by your lender, not the Reserve Bank of Australia, so while the cash rate might go down, your bank may decide not to follow suit, although they do broadly follow market conditions. One of the upsides of variable rates is that they are typically more flexible than their fixed rate counterparts which means that a lot of these products will let you make extra repayments and offer features such as offset accounts.
Split rates home loans
A split loan lets you fix a portion of your loan, and leave the remainder on a variable rate so you get a bet each way on fixed and variable rates. A split loan is a good option for someone who wants the peace of mind that regular repayments can provide but still wants to retain some of the additional features variable loans typically provide such as an offset account. Of course, with most things in life, split loans are still a trade-off. If the variable rate goes down, for example, the lower interest rates will only apply to the section that you didn’t fix.