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While everyone wants to find a cheap home loan, it is important to research the type of product that will suit your requirements and provide the resources you need to complete your project.

It is worth taking the time to sort out which investment home loan can stand the test of changing deadlines, unexpected expenses and other unpredictable events.

The MyRate Construction Loan offers one of the lowest interest rates of all the construction home loans in Australia and can help you get to the finish line - confidently and securely.

This loan may be suitable if...

  • You own or want to buy land and build a house on it
  • You are making major renovations to your existing home
  • You are an investor wanting to finance a residential construction project

    NB. MyRate's construction loan is not available to owner builders.
    For renovations, a builder construction contract is required.

Getting the most out of the MyRate Construction Loan

Part of maximising the benefits of any financial product is knowing how to best apply its features.

To achieve the optimal outcome from your MyRate Advantage Loan, follow these tips:

  • During the construction phase, make interest-only payments (letting you focus cashflow on construction)
  • Take note that when construction is complete, there is a final valuation (costing $295) on the whole property
  • After final valuation, make principal and interest payments (at our low variable home loan rates) building up your equity.

After construction the product reverts to the Advantage Loan. At the time of converting, your interest rate will be the same as the current interest rate for customers that obtained an Advantage Loan at the time of your initial construction loan settlement. See the Advantage Loan product page for information on using the Advantage Loan.

Note:

If you have a block of land with a mortgage on it with another institution and want to get a construction loan with MyRate you will have to refinance your original loan and supply us with the building contract, as we cannot take a second mortgage over a property.
 
MyRate Construction Loan features
Type of loan   Standard Variable
Low interest rate 5.17% p.a.
Application fees* $0
Valuation fees* $0 initial valuation, $295 final valuation.
Legal fees* $0
Settlement fees* $0
Ongoing/Monthly fees* $0
Redraw fees* $0
Deferred establishment fees $0
Full fee schedule We have done our best to minimise as many fees as possible.
View our full fee schedule and descriptions.
Minimum loan $100k
Maximum loan $1M (more with special approval)
Max LVR 90% Land & construction. Construction must be within 12 months
Splits/Combination yes (after construction period)
Interest Only Up to 1 year (monthly repayments only during construction period)
Repayment frequency Monthly only during construction period
Unlimited redraws* yes (after construction period)
Additional repayments* yes
Term 10 to 30 years
Direct debit yes
Salary crediting n/a
Deposit Book* yes
Cheque/ATM/Credit Card/Eftpos Learn more
Internet/Phone Banking yes
BPay Learn more
Statements Half Yearly
Product Info Sheet Download PDF

Specific conditions for different scenarios

You are ready to buy the land, but you are NOT READY TO BUILD yet:

  • You can finance up to 80% of the lesser of the purchase price or valuation of the land.
  • The security must be located in an acceptable location.
  • The security must not be greater than 2 hectares in size and must be zoned for residential or rural residential use.
  • You can only build a single residential dwelling i.e. no development finance for multiple dwellings including duplex, units or townhouses etc.
  • The purchase/construction can be for owner occupation or investment.
  • The loan agreement must be conditional for construction requirements and construction must commence within 12 months of the disclosure date (approval).

You already have the land, or you are buying it now, and you ARE READY TO BUILD:

  • You can finance up to 90% of the cost to construct plus the lesser of the purchase price or valuation, ONLY if you have LMI approval, otherwise it's 80% LVR maximum.
  • The security must be located in an acceptable location.
  • The security must not be greater than 2 hectares in size and must be zoned for residential or rural residential use.
  • You can only build a single residential dwelling i.e. no development finance for multiple dwellings including duplex, units or townhouses etc.
  • The purchase/construction can be for owner occupation or investment.
  • The loan agreement must be conditional for construction requirements.

What makes the MyRate Construction Loan different?

  • To finance the building of your dream home or an investment property, you can borrow up to 80 % of the land value and up to 90 % of completion value (land plus building costs).
  • With MyRate, there are no progress inspections for payments so you can be assured that you will get the funds you need at the time you need them.
  • A comprehensive search of home loans in Australia will show that MyRate offers the most competitive home loan rates.

Get started today

Property investment loans can be complicated - simplify your project by securing the MyRate Construction Loan now.

Contact us to discuss how one of the best home loans in Australia can work for you. 

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MyRate Update
Thursday 23rd October 2014

Borrow up to 97%?

MyRate can offer a 97% LVR on purchases including capitalised LMI. Available at 5.17% variable and comparison rate.

Enquire now to find out more.

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