Freedom Lend Construction Loan

Rates and Fees verified correct on December 6th, 2016

Get the funds you need to build your dream home and take advantage of no ongoing fees with a Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan

If you’re looking to borrow money to pay for the construction of a residential property, the Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan might be right for you. With no ongoing monthly or annual fees, the loan aims to make it as affordable as possible to build your own home.

Once the construction period ends, it features a 100% offset account that enables you to minimise the amount of interest you pay on the principal amount, while flexible repayment options make it possible to tailor a repayment schedule to suit your budget.

If you’re looking to buy an established house rather than build one, consider Freedom Lend’s range of fixed and variable rate home loans.

Interest Rate Max Insured LVR Max LVR
Owner Occupier
3.79% p.a.
Comparison Rate
3.79% p.a.
90% 80%
Investor
4.09% p.a.
Comparison Rate
4.09% p.a.
90% 80%
Product NameFreedom Lend Construction Loan
Interest Rate TypeFixed
Comp Rate^ (p.a.)
Minimum Loan Amount$50,000
Maximum Loan Amount$1,000,000
Maximum Loan Term30 years
Maximum LVR80%
Maximum Insured LVR90%
Mortgage Offset AccountYes
Mortgage 100% OffsetYes
Loan Redraw FacilityYes
Split Loan FacilityYes
Suitable for InvestmentYes
Extra RepaymentYes
Available as equity loan/line of creditNo
Repayment TypePrincipal & Interest and Interest Only Options
Application Fee$600
Lender's Legal Fee$330
Valuation Fee$303
Ongoing Fees$0 p.a.
Discharge Fee$635

Pros

  • $0 service fee
  • 100% offset account .
  • You can borrow up to 90% of properties value

Cons

  • $600 application fee
  • $303 valuation fee.
  • $635 discharge fee

Things to consider about Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan

The Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan is a full doc loan with a competitive variable interest rate. With a maximum loan-to-value ratio of up to 90%, you’ll be required to have at least a 10% deposit saved but you won’t have to worry about the cost of lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI).

Available for the construction of both residential and investment homes, this mortgage product allows extra repayments to be made, and also comes with a 100% offset account which helps keep your interest payments to a minimum.

Features of the Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan

  • Maximum loan amount. The maximum amount you can borrow with the Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan is $1,000,000 and the minimum loan amount is $50,000.
  • Maximum LVR. As the name of the loan suggests, the maximum allowable LVR is 80%. This means that you need to have at least a 20% deposit saved but that you will not have to budget for LMI premiums.
  • Offset account. A 100% offset account is linked to the loan to help minimise your interest payments.
  • Repayment flexibility. You can set your repayment frequency to weekly, fortnightly or monthly to complement your budget. Additional repayments are allowed at any time, while interest-only payments are also available for a limited period.
  • Redraw facility. Unlimited free redraws are available which allow you to access the extra repayments you make towards your mortgage.

Fees for the Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan

Fees you can avoid

  • Monthly fee: $0. There are no monthly service fees with this loan, enabling you to save more.
  • Annual fee: $0. There's no ongoing annual fee charged as part of this loan.
  • LMI: $amount varies. You can avoid this charge by keeping your LVR under 80%. Borrowing more than 80% of the property's value will see you pay LMI charges.
  • Redraw fee: $0. There are no extra fees for accessing extra repayments you've made through your redraw facility.

Fees you can’t avoid

  • Application fee: $600. This charge covers the cost of setting up your loan and preparing your loan documents.
  • Legal fee: $330. This covers Freedom Lend’s third party legal costs.
  • Valuation fee: $303. This fee is designed to cover the cost of having the value of your property appraised.
  • Construction fee: $300. This fee is charged to cover the additional setup costs of this loan. Note that there might also be third party costs associated with this loan.
  • Exit fee: $635. If you wish to exit your loan agreement at any stage you will need to pay this switch fee.

How to apply for the Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan

If you’ve compared your options and decided that the Freedom Lend Construction Home Loan is right for you, click ‘Apply Now’ to be redirected to the Freedom Lend online application page.

You’ll need to be an Australian resident and at least 18 years of age to apply for the loan.

In addition, you’ll need to provide:

  • Your name, address and contact details
  • Your date of birth
  • 100 points of identification, including your driver’s licence or passport
  • Details of your employment and evidence of your income
  • Details of any assets you own
  • Information about your liabilities
  • Information about the property you are buying, including the contract of sale

Once you’ve submitted your loan application a representative from Freedom Lend will be in touch as soon as possible to let you know if you have been successful and to discuss your borrowing needs in greater detail.

Freedom Lend Construction Loan Interest Rate History vs RBA Cash Rate Graph

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