Bank equity percentage

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  1. hash_investor

    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, question is if bank pays 80% of the property is that mentioned anywhere in the mortgage documents? What impact does percentage of equity has on your mortgage? Why get a higher val if it doesn't reduce bank percentage?
     
  2. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Higher borrowing cap

    Access to equity for various personal or Investment need.

    With some lenders, lower rate, because they price rate for risk

    Im sure there are other reasons

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  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney

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    A bank doesn't pay 80% of the property, but lends it to the borrower who will then use it to pay for the property. There maybe a requirement that the loan not exceed X% of the value of the property.
    A mortgage is security for the loan. A higher value isn't needed for a purchase - but it might make you feel better.
     
  4. Lindsay_W

    Lindsay_W Well-Known Member

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    Not sure where this idea comes from, I'll use a simple example below.
    If you buy a property worth $1M for and have an $800K loan against it = 80% LVR
    If the value of the property increases to $1.2M and your loan is still $800K then the LVR 'reduces' from 80% to 66%
     

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