Buy your first home with no money down

A number of lenders will allow your mum and dad to help you buy your first home even if you don't have enough cash for a deposit.

No need to wait years until you’ve saved enough money and potentially miss out on the type of price increases Perth has experienced recently.

With a 'family guarantee' your parents offer equity in their own home, rather than cash, to help you out.

If you can afford the repayments, but don't have enough savings - and your parents have enough equity and they're happy to make it available to you - a family guarantee is a simple way to get you into your new home faster.

No need for a 5% minimum deposit

Lenders will generally require you to have at least 5% of the value of the property you want to buy in a svings account for at least 3 months in a row.

5% on a $400,000 property is $20,000 in cash, which for many first home buyers is hard to save up.

If you don't have that kind of money and don't want to wait until you do, a family guarantee may get you into your first property sooner rather than later.

Save thousands at the same time

Many of our Perth mortgage clients are also finding that a family guarantee is also saving them money on Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI).

This is an insurance you pay to protect your lender if you can't meet your repayments. It can mean thousands in additional costs and should be avoided if possible.

This is where a family guarantee can help by offering additional equity. 

This additional equity may not only get you into your home faster, it will also save you thousands at the same time.

Talk to an expert to make sure it's right for you

The best way to find out if a family guarantee is right for you is to speak with the home loan experts at Mortgage Choice in Perth.


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