When Karen downsized to a Sunshine Coast apartment it was time to reconnect with her trusted Mortgage Choice broker.
I've bought and sold a number of homes over the past few years and each time I've always relied on the help of my Mortgage Choice broker. He is very good at what he does – and having that sense of trust in my broker makes me feel like I'm not doing it all on my own. That's really important to me as a single woman.
A change of direction a few years ago saw me relocate to Queensland's Sunshine Coast. With the help of my Mortgage Choice broker I purchased a gorgeous house that I absolutely fell in love with. But by the end of last year I realised the house was too big for just one person and I started to look around for something smaller – time to pay another visit to Mortgage Choice!
I wasn't sure how much I could afford to pay for a new place especially as I will be paying it off on my own. My Mortgage Choice broker worked out the figures for me and really listened to what I wanted in a home loan.
People often think the best loan is all about the rate but experience has taught me that's not always the case. Certain loan features like redraw are a must-have for me, but I didn't want all the bells and whistles. I explained everything I was looking for in a loan and trusted my Mortgage Choice broker to find the best deal.
My broker laid out all the options for me, and I'm very happy with the loan I chose. In January I made an offer on a wonderful 2-bedroom apartment – it is perfect for my needs. I knew straight away that I wanted to live there and it ticked a lot of boxes for me. The apartment is close to the beach, has a community swimming pool and I have lovely views of the water.
I still have enough money left over to enjoy a great lifestyle, in fact, I'm heading off on an overseas trip soon, which I'm very excited about.
I definitely recommend Mortgage Choice - they are the experts who work with home loans and lenders every day. I expect to be living in my apartment for a long time but if it turns out I need to buy elsewhere I'd head straight back to my Mortgage Choice broker for help choosing the right loan.