Navigating your first home loan application
Increase your chances of a fast approval with a well-prepared first home loan application. We show you how.
Although applying for your first home loan may be the biggest financial decision you’ll make, it doesn’t need to be an overwhelming one. With the right preparation, a realistic understanding of your financial position and some professional guidance from a good mortgage broker, you can position yourself as an attractive first home loan customer and be approved in no time.
Clean up your credit
Before applying for your first home loan, make sure you are creditworthy in the eyes of a lender by obtaining a copy of your personal credit file. Your credit history will be a key factor that a lender will consider when deciding to process your loan application.
If you have a history of credit defaults, be prepared to explain honestly and up-front to the lender why those defaults occurred, how you remedied the situation and how you’ve taken steps to ensure the situation will not repeat itself.
Check your financial position
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