Wealth Maximizer Fixed (Principal and Interest) 2 Years (LVR < 90%)
- Last updated on 08 Apr 2020
Home Value Home Loan
specialGet a low variable interest rate loan with no ongoing fees. Plus you can make extra repayments and free redraw online.
Home Value Loan
Fixed - 2 years
based on $350,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No upfront or ongoing fees
- 100% full offset account
- Repayments will not change during fixed period
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments won't decrease if RBA cuts rates
Interest rate structure
Fixed - 2 years
$50k - $1m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
100% offset account
Unlimited extra repayments
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
100% offset account available at $10/month.
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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 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.