Being prepared in advance gives you a head start to ensure that your property purchase and the loan process runs as smoothly and quickly as possible. Having your financing in place also gives you an advantage to move quickly as you negotiate your purchase.

A pre-approval from a lender is an understanding of the amount of funds that you will be able to borrow for your home loan. It is not a promise of funding as the pre-approval is subject to conditions, one being acceptance of the security being offered and the value of that property.

Conditional preapprovals are generally valid for up to three months with some lenders allowing 12 months. Final approval is commonly subject to:

  • Providing the lender with acceptable and adequate security
  • Verification of the information you provide in your formal home loan application (including your identification, where necessary, and employment and income details)
  • Completion of satisfactory credit checks
  • Further credit assessment, if necessary

Ready to get the ball rolling? Simply apply online or contact me.

Tip: There is a risk if you buy a property without obtaining building inspections and without having the lender value and accept the property. This also applies to properties purchased at auction. Some examples of unacceptable security are properties in very poor condition, unacceptable zoning, studio apartments under a certain size, serviced apartments, motel conversions, etc.It therefore pays to make sure you have met all the conditions before making your final offer or exchanging contracts.