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Buying a house with HECS or HELP debt

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Paying off your education is no reason to put off buying property.

You can remember it now: sitting in a chair at the back of the lecture theatre, chatting to your friends and ignoring the debt that each day at university was plunging you into.

But now you’re older and wiser, and reality has set in. You want to buy a property, but you’re unsure how your student HECS/HELP debt could impact your ability to take out a loan.

When you apply for a home loan, you’ll need to reveal information about your liabilities, poor credit ratings and any other debts you have. This is where your student debt can affect things.

If you chose to defer any of your HECS/HELP payment, you don’t need to start paying it off until you’re earning an annual taxable income of $54,869 or more.

At this point your employer is required to hold a percentage of your taxable income and direct it towards your HECS/HELP loan. The percentage increases with your income but tops out at 8 per cent when you earn over $101,900 annually.

Essentially, this decreases your net annual income.

The finance broker believes that mortgage brokers are more than capable of dealing with the impact of student debt on a loan application.

“By having the ability to compare several lenders at the one time, the broker is able to recommend a product suitable for the applicant’s individual needs,” says the finance broker.

“During the initial contact with the applicant, the broker will complete a broker fact find, enabling a comprehensive financial analysis to be conducted,” says the finance broker. “From there, guidance can be given on paying down or consolidating debt in order to reduce outgoings and increase borrowing capacity.”

If you’re getting ready to buy a property for investment or to live in, there’s no need to hold out because you’re still paying for your education. Find out more by contacting CBM Mortgages on 02 9315 7457 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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