Easy Access to a New Home through LMI

2010 March 15

There is no question that a home is a necessity for almost everyone.  Each person would like a roof over their heads, and a place to call their own.  The problem is that not everyone has access to sufficient funds to purchase their own home.  In addition to this fact, prices of homes are not cheap at all, and just to save for the deposit of 20% in order to get a loan is an achievement already. This is why one should also consider the amount of time it would take to save for the 20% deposit. There is a possibility that with the length of time it would take to save, the price of the chosen property would have already gone up, and the deposit will no longer be sufficient.

In order to be able to avoid this difficult situation, one can apply for Lenders Mortgage Insurance, or LMI. With LMI banks and lenders are able to take more risks even without an initial deposit. This is because that LMI already covers the risk. One should know what LMI is to further understand its use. LMI is an insurance product that is primarily for the benefit of the bank or lender. In case of inability of the borrower to make the repayments, the property is sold at auction. After the auction sale is made, and the amount recouped is insufficient to cover the value of the loan, then the remainder is made up for by the insurance.

There are also incidental benefits to a borrower, and foremost of these benefits is the ability to have a loan with lower, or even no initial deposit. One just has to pay the amount of the LMI premiums and then your loan can proceed. Another problem for those wanting to use LMI to get a loan is that the rates are not published. Hence, one has to either go from bank to bank and enquire about the rates. Another option would be to consult the experts on home loans. These experts know the existing LMI rates and premiums. They can direct you to the bank or lender with the most suitable LMI options and equip you with an LMI Calculator.  They can likewise advise you whether or not getting LMI would be a good idea.

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