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The Various Type of Home Loans

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Home loans enable people to afford house purchasing, especially these days. Lenders offer such credit facilities to help you buy the house you have been eyeing now. You could arrange to pay back the loan amount in the coming years. The loan transactions are advantageous both to you and to the lenders. You would get to buy the house and the lender earns income through interest payments collected.
The main goal of home loans is to help you buy a home today. Now, it is possible to acquire a house even if you still do not have the cash to make upfront home purchase payments. Thus, you could possibly buy a home, move into it, and pay off the loan amount in terms that could be comfortable to you.

There are several types of available home loans. You must choose the best one that suits your purpose, lifestyle, and financial condition. The following are some of the most common types of home loans that you could apply for and take so you could finally buy and own a house before your savings actually accumulate to be sufficient for purchasing.

Fixed rate home loans

This type of home loan is among the most popular in the country. Interest rate imposed would remain over the entire duration of the loan. You could stay relaxed and worriless even if prevailing interest rates rise. The main disadvantage is that your interest rate may suddenly get higher than prevailing interest rates especially during times of excellent economic conditions.


Variable rates

Most home loans available have variable interest rates. Interest rates may vary depending on the prevailing rates, which are influenced by many economic factors. The advantage and disadvantage is that rates tend to go up or go down. You could enjoy lower rates during ideal economic conditions when interest rates fall.


Home equity loans 

You could opt to borrow using the equity of the home as a security. This type of home loan is usually referred to as refinancing.  Essentially, you seek a new home loan that allows you to pull out some of the equity you have in the home to use for personal reasons, such as renovations or a holiday.  This is a great option if you are seeking more cash flow but want to take advantage of the low interest rate connected with your mortgage.


Line of credit home loans

Line of credit types of loans are commonly offered but are rarely preferred by homebuyers across Australia. But these are commonly taken by home investors, who intend to buy homes as investments. Interest rates imposed are usually higher. The main advantage is that the home loan could be more flexible. That means no minimum amount of repayment is required. You may opt to pay a loan amount depending on your choice or capacity. If you intend to shorten the loan duration, you may make bigger repayments, and otherwise if it is fine for you to keep the loan for a longer period.

So which of these home loans is perfect for you? Buying a home should always be considered as a major purchase. Thus, you must always assess your options carefully before you apply for and take any of available home loans that you would need to acquire the house you like.  



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