Find a Mortgage Broker in Brisbane

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A trusted and experienced mortgage broker can help you find the home loan you need to buy a property in BrisbaneMortgage broker brisbane feature

As the capital of the "sunshine state", Brisbane offers a relaxed lifestyle and a warm climate that make it a wonderful place to live. Founded on the banks of the Brisbane River, the city has a population of 2.3 million people, making it the third most populous city in Australia.

If you need financing to help you buy a property in Brisbane, an experienced local mortgage broker can help you find a home loan that matches all your borrowing requirements.

Which brokers have offices in Brisbane?

Broker Details No. of Lenders
Aussie Home Loans Details and Application
Aussie Home Loans

Aussie is one of Australia's leading financial service providers, having won The Adviser’s Top Mortgage Broker award for the last 3 years. They charge no appointment fees and can meet at a time and place which suits you.

20 Enquire
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Online Home Loans Details and Application
Online Home Loans

Online Home Loans is a mortgage broker service designed to help Australian borrowers find the right home loan – and do it all online.

Enquire
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iConnect Financial Services
iConnect Financial

iConnect has hundreds of loans available through more than 40 lenders in Australia to choose from to find the home loan that is right for you.

40+ Enquire
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Other brokers

  • Mortgage Choice
  • Loan Market
  • North Brisbane Home Loans
  • Blackk Finance
  • Mortgage Broker Alliance
  • Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers
  • Zar Mortgage Brokers
  • 1300 Home Loan

What are the main suburbs in Brisbane?

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1. Forest Lake

The first Master Planned Community in Brisbane, Forest Lake is located 19km southwest of the Brisbane CBD. It features a shopping centre, a large network of pedestrian and cycle paths, and is home to 22,426 people. The median weekly household income in Forest Lake is $1,597.

The two largest demographic groups in the suburb are established couples and families and maturing couples and families, which respectively make up 23.2% and 17.8% of the population.

The median house price in Forest Lake is $403,894, annual capital growth is 3.95% and gross rental yield is 5.02%.

2. Carindale

Found 10km east of the Brisbane CBD, Carindale borders the Gateway Motorway and is home to Queensland’s largest shopping centre. Though known for its sought-after detached houses, Carindale will also see the construction of high-density apartment buildings in coming years.

The two largest demographic groups in the suburb are older couples and families (27.7%) and established couples and families (22.3%). Carindale’s population is 15,577 and the median weekly household income in the suburb is $1,957.

The median house price is $750,000, annual capital growth is 4.71% and gross rental yield is 4.02%.

3. Bracken Ridge

Located 19km from the Brisbane CBD, the northern suburb of Bracken Ridge is home to several schools and a TAFE campus. It features a number of housing estates and boasts a population of 16,799. The median weekly household income in Bracken Ridge is $1,511.

Bracken Ridge’s two largest demographic groups are older couples and families and established couples and families, respectively making up 23.0% and 19.4% of the population.

The median house price in Bracken Ridge is $441,000, annual capital growth is 3.81% and gross rental yield is 5.07%.

4. Coorparoo

Located 4km to the southeast of the Brisbane CBD, Coorparoo is home to a range of distinctive homes and buildings dating from the late 19th century. It is also the site of the upcoming Coorparoo Square development, which is set to open in 2017 and will feature a cinema, specialty retailers and three residential towers.

The two largest demographic groups in the suburb are independent youth (20.6%) and maturing and established independence (19.4%). The population is 14,944 and the median weekly household income is $1,523.

The median house price in Coorparoo is $775,000, annual capital growth is 6.53% and gross rental yield is 3.29%.

5. Indooroopilly

Located 7km to the west of Brisbane, Indooroopilly is a major retail and business centre. It also boasts a large shopping centre and is home to a combination of detached houses and medium-density apartments.

The two largest demographic groups in the suburb are independent youth (29.8%) and older couples and families (15.8%). The population of Indooroopilly is 11,669 and the median weekly household income is $1,669.

Indooroopilly’s median house price is $797,000, annual capital growth is 4.66% and gross rental yield is 3.46%.

6. Sunnybank Hills

An outer southern suburb, Sunnybank Hills is found 15km from the city’s CBD. It is home to a large shopping centre, an array of dining options and a very multicultural population.

The two largest demographic groups in Sunnybank Hills are older couples and families (18.7%) and independent youth (18.2%). The suburb’s population is 16,830 and the median weekly household income is $1,297.

The median house price in Sunnybank Hills is $611,500, annual capital growth is 6.27% and gross rental yield is 3.74%.

Buying property in Brisbane

Consider the following issues if you’re thinking of buying property in Brisbane:

  • Increased supply. The Brisbane Apartment Market Indicators report from property services firm JLL reveals that 19,800 new apartments will become available in Brisbane during the period from 2016 to 2018. Of those properties, 13,600 were expected to be completed in 2016-17.
  • Property prices. In the 10 years from 2005 to 2015, the median house price in Brisbane increased from $413,000 to $665,000. During the same period, the median price of a unit has increased from $385,000 to $499,000.

Suburb property prices in Brisbane

Forest Lake

Mortgage Broker Brisbane - Forest Lake

Source: APM PriceFinder

From 2014 to 2015, the median house price in Forest Lake increased from $400,500 to $410,000.

Carindale

Mortgage Broker Brisbane - Carindale

Source: APM PriceFinder

Carindale’s median house price increased from $719,000 to $750,000 from 2014 to 2015.

Bracken Ridge

Mortgage Broker Brisbane - Bracken Ridge

Source: APM PriceFinder

The median house price in Bracken Ridge rose from $420,000 in 2014 to $450,000 in 2015.

Coorparoo

Mortgage Broker Brisbane - Coorparoo

Source: APM PriceFinder

Coorparoo’s median house price increased from $727,500 in 2014 to $748,750 in 2015.

Indooroopilly

Mortgage Broker Brisbane - Indooroopilly

Source: APM PriceFinder

From 2014 to 2015, the median house price in Indooroopilly increased from $752,000 to $807,000.

Sunnybank Hills

Mortgage Broker Brisbane - Sunnybank Hills

Source: APM PriceFinder

The median price of a house in Sunnybank Hills jumped from $575,000 to $628,000.

What will a typical mortgage cost in Brisbane?

If you want to buy a unit in Brisbane at the median price of $499,000, most loans would require you to pay a 20% deposit of $99,800. If you borrowed the remaining $399,200 of the purchase price at an interest rate of 4.50% p.a. for 25 years, your loan would require fortnightly repayments of $1,023.54 and would end up costing you $665,302.11 in total.

How is a mortgage broker paid?

Mortgage brokers are usually paid in commissions from lenders. They receive an upfront commission when you take out a loan and a recurring commission each year you are still repaying the loan, but they will need to pay a clawback commission fee to the lender if you decide to refinance your mortgage.

Read our page about the broking process for more information

How does a mortgage broker work?

A mortgage broker has a duty of care to help you find a loan that is suitable for your financial needs. After assessing your financial situation and how much you can reasonably afford to borrow, a broker will present you with a selection of suitable loans from their panel of lenders.

Our explanatory page provides more information on how brokers work

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