Understanding interest rates as a first home buyer
It’s essential to understand interest rates when buying your first home and securing a home loan. We’re here to simplify this - you don’t need a maths degree to buy your property!
The rate of interest you pay back each month on the amount you borrow (the “principal”) is calculated by the amount of deposit you put
What are home loan interest rates?
There are a wide variety of loans
- Variable-rate loan – The interest rate you pay may vary with movements in market interest rates. It’s a popular type of loan in Australia.
- Fixed loan – Your loan repayments are fixed for a set period, usually one to five years. This makes it easier to budget for repayments and protects you from market fluctuations.
- Split loan – One part of your loan is set, while the remaining portion has a variable rate.
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