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Navigating borrowing power for property investment

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As a property investor, your borrowing power is a crucial element in expanding your portfolio. Understanding the nuances of how this power fluctuates with different investment scenarios can be pivotal.

The expert team at Well Money specialises in providing tailored home loan solutions that aligns with your investment goals.

In-Depth Factors Influencing Borrowing Power

Your borrowing power is not a fixed figure; it’s a dynamic one, influenced by numerous factors that we can help you navigate:

1. Rental Income Realities

Lenders typically consider a portion of your prospective rental income when assessing borrowing power. For instance, if you’re looking at a high-demand urban apartment, lenders may be more favourable in their calculations compared to a rural property with uncertain rental prospects.

2. Demystifying Interest Rates

‘Stress test’ rates used by lenders to ensure you can manage if rates rise need clear understanding. These are hypothetical higher rates used to calculate your loan serviceability.

Your borrowing power is inversely proportional to these rates.

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3. Loan Types and Terms

The decision between interest-only and principal plus interest loans can affect your short and long-term financial landscape. 

4. Debt and Expenses

A comprehensive review of your financial obligations is essential. Even personal loans or credit card debts can weigh down your borrowing capacity. It’s about finding a balance that maintains your lifestyle without compromising your investment goals.

💡 Read more:How living expenses can impact your borrowing power

5. Loan-to-Value Ratio (LVR)

An LVR, essentially the size of your loan compared to the property value, shapes lender risk and thus your borrowing power.

A lower LVR generally means more equity in the property and can sometimes result in better loan conditions.

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Different Investment, Different Approach

Your investment interests may span beyond the traditional residential property. You might consider commercial real estate or a land subdivision, each carrying its own set of lending criteria and impacts on borrowing power. 

Regulatory Navigation

Changes in property investment regulations can have a profound impact on your borrowing power. Understanding these changes is not just about compliance—it’s about leveraging them to your advantage. 

The Way Forward

Investing in property is not just about acquiring assets—it’s about crafting a portfolio that can weather economic shifts and regulatory changes. Your borrowing power is the key to this realm. 

Taking Action

Well Money is ready to help you take the first step. Contact us today to see how we can tailor a home loan solution that not only fits your current investment aspirations but also paves the way for future growth. 

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