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Build a house

Let us help you navigate the process of building your home.

From the ground up

What's your dream?

From finding the right block of land, to designing your dream home and seeing your plans come together – building your home is an exciting journey.

With good planning, and advice along the way, you can make the journey a happy and memorable one.

People’s Choice offers a choice of loans designed to help you buy land and build the home you really want.

Our Construction Loans give you a 12 month interest only repayment option while you build, so you only pay interest on the portion of the loan you have drawn; keeping your money in your pocket for longer.1

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The benefits of building

There are many benefits that come along with building your own home;

  • You can design and build it how you like, deciding on the features you want without having to spend money to change existing fixtures.
  • With low maintenance, all new appliances and walls freshly painted, your newly-built house should require less maintenance in the first few years than an established home.
  • High energy efficiency ratings are legal requirements in newer houses, and will help you to potentially reduce your power and water expenditure.
  • Improvements to building codes in recent years have improved the quality of construction and other safety standards.
  • Modern housing estates often have strong, well-planned infrastructure to meet the needs of the community and are often located in high growth areas, helping to increase the value of your property over time.

Eeeney, meeney, miney, mo!

There are three main options when looking at building your home, and each comes with its own challenges and risks.

Buying a block and designing your home

It can be worthwhile hiring a professional to survey the block and make sure it’s suitable to build on before you decide to buy.

Your block can greatly influence the style of house you’re able to build and how much it will cost. If you’re designing your own home, you may want to consider adjusting the design to suit the shape and contours of the block to reduce the environmental impact and potentially save you money.

While design choices can be limitless, it’s important to consider your goals and what you can afford to borrow. Gather ideas from existing houses, display homes, magazines or website and speak with an architect, designer or draftsperson to bring your dreams to life.

A house and land package

Developers often have display homes for you to walk through and get a feel for the space and, importantly, get an idea on the quality of the workmanship.

Buying a house and land package can minimise the paperwork and simplify the decision-making and building process, and can provide peace of mind for those possible (and likely) cost blowouts.

Before you sign a contract, it’s important to do your homework on the developer and be very clear about what you’re getting, and monitor the build closely. 

Buying off the plan

Buying off the plan means signing a contract to purchase a house or apartment that is yet to be built. You can view the design and building plans but there is no physical property to see or inspect.

As you can’t physically walk through what you’re buying it’s important to do your research about the developer, understand the timeframes and get independent legal advice before you sign the contract.

It seems logical that if you were to sign a contract to purchase a property that was for sale at today’s prices, it should be worth more when construction is finished in a few years’ time. While this is generally the case, real estate prices are not always a certainty.

For first home buyers, buying off the plan can provide you with more time to get your finances in order while the property is being constructed, and can often provide easy and convenient payment terms.

Calculate your finances

How much do I need for a deposit?

An ideal deposit is at least 20% of the total purchase price – house and land. If you need to borrow more than 80% of the value of the property, Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance will usually be payable to protect the lender in the event that you default on your loan repayments.

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You don’t have to go it alone

If a 20% deposit seems out of reach and you want to avoid paying Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance, there are other options available to you, such as:

  • Family guarantee - With your family acting as guarantor, you may be able to borrow 100% of the purchase price.2
  • Property share - Pool your borrowing power with family and friends and co-own a property, while retaining control over your own mortgage.

Government grants

Your State Government may be offering Housing Construction Grants and stamp duty concessions to help reduce costs of building new homes, so be sure to check what you’re eligible to receive.

You may also be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant, a one-off payment established by the Federal Government and funded by the States and Territories, to offset the impact of the GST on home ownership.  Visit firsthome.gov.au to find out more about the grant and the eligibility criteria in your state or territory.

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What do I get?

Interest Rate

Comparison Rate

Service Availability

Interest Only Option

Available Loan Size

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Rate Lock Option

Offset facility option

Extra Repayments

Redraw Facility

Loan Term

Repayment Frequency

Loan Splits available

Buy a Home or Investment

Refinance

Construction

Vacant Land

Bridging

Application Fee

Ongoing Fees

Package benefits and discounts on other products

 

Package your loan and bank account for great discounts and benefits and enjoy the flexibility of a variable rate

What do I get?

Flexibility of a discounted variable rate, offset ability and packaged with great range of product benefits and discounts.

Interest Rate

Home Loan: From 3.83% p.a.a

Investment Loan: From 4.85% p.a.b

Comparison Rate

Home Loan: 4.23% p.a.a

Investment Loan: 5.22% p.a.b

Service Availability

Full Service - Branch, Phone and Online support

Interest Only Option

Up to 10 years - reviewed after 5 years

Available Loan Size

$150,000+

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Home Loan: Up to 95%
Investment Loan: Up to 90%

Rate Lock Option

Offset facility option

Extra Repayments

Redraw Facility

Loan Term

30 years or up to 40 years for First Home Buyers

Repayment Frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly

Monthly for Interest Only

Loan Splits available

No restrictions on the number of splits per Annual Fee

Refinance

Vacant Land

Bridging

Application Fee

$0

Ongoing Fees

$395 per annum

Package benefits and discounts on other products

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Enjoy the certainty of fixed repayments and bundle your loan and bank account into one package to save with rate and fee discounts

What do I get?

Security of a discounted fixed rate packaged with a great range of product benefits and discounts.

Interest Rate

Home Loan: From 3.84% p.a. Fixed for 2 years^

Investment Loan: From 4.29% p.a. Fixed for 2 years

Comparison Rate

Home Loan: 4.68% p.a.^

Investment Loan: 5.36% p.a.

Service Availability

Full Service - Branch, Phone and Online support

Interest Only Option

Up to 10 years - reviewed after 5 years

Available Loan Size

$150,000+

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Home Loan: Up to 95%

Investment Loan: Up to 90%

Rate Lock Option

 0.15% fee applies

Offset facility option

Extra Repayments

Up to $10,000 per year

Redraw Facility

Loan Term

30 years or up to 40 years for First Home Buyers

Repayment Frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly

Monthly for Interest Only

Loan Splits available

No restrictions on the number of splits per Annual Fee

Refinance

Vacant Land

Bridging

Application Fee

$0

Ongoing Fees

$395 per annum

Package benefits and discounts on other products

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Enjoy a competitive variable rate and the freedom to make unlimited extra repayments to pay off your loan quicker

What do I get?

Low variable rate and the freedom to make extra repayments to reduce the length of your loan.

Interest Rate

Home Loan: From 4.42% p.a.a

Investment Loan: From 5.07% p.a.

Comparison Rate

Home Loan: 4.47% p.a.a

Investment Loan: 5.12% p.a.

Service Availability

Full Service - Branch, Phone and Online support

Interest Only Option

Up to 10 years - reviewed after 5 years

Available Loan Size

$50,000+

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Home Loan: Up to 95%

Investment Loan: Up to 90%

Rate Lock Option

Offset facility option

Extra Repayments

Redraw Facility

Loan Term

30 years or up to 40 years for First Home Buyers

Repayment Frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly

Monthly for Interest Only

Loan Splits available

Refinance

Vacant Land

Bridging

Application Fee

$600

Ongoing Fees

$0

Package benefits and discounts on other products

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Enjoy no monthly fees and the flexibility to make unlimited extra repayments to pay off your loan quicker

What do I get?

Variable loan no monthly fees and the flexibility to make extra repayments to reduce the length of your loan.

Interest Rate

Home Loan: 5.2% p.a.

Investment Loan: 5.85% p.a.

Comparison Rate

Home Loan: 5.25% p.a.

Investment Loan: 5.9% p.a.

Service Availability

Full Service - Branch, Phone and Online support

Interest Only Option

Up to 10 years - reviewed after 5 years

Available Loan Size

$20,000+

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Home Loan: Up to 95%

Investment Loan: Up to 90%

Rate Lock Option

Offset facility option

Extra Repayments

Redraw Facility

Loan Term

30 years or up to 40 years for First Home Buyers

Repayment Frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly

Monthly for Interest Only

Loan Splits available

Refinance

Vacant Land

Application Fee

$600

Ongoing Fees

$0

Package benefits and discounts on other products

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Enjoy the certainty of fixed mortgage repayments for a set period of time

What do I get?

Set fixed mortgage repayment certainty for up to 5 years.

Interest Rate

Home Loan: From 3.99% p.a. Fixed for 2 years

Investment Loan: From 4.44% p.a. Fixed for 2 years

Comparison Rate

Home Loan: 5.12% p.a.

Investment Loan: 5.72% p.a.

Service Availability

Full Service 
- Branch, Phone and Online support

Interest Only Option

Up to 10 years - reviewed after 5 years

Available Loan Size

$20,000+

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Home Loan: Up to 95%

Investment Loan: Up to 90%

Rate Lock Option

 0.15% fee applies

Offset facility option

Extra Repayments

Up to $10,000 per year

Redraw Facility

Loan Term

30 years or up to 40 years for First Home Buyers

Repayment Frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly

Monthly for Interest Only

Loan Splits available

Refinance

Vacant Land

Bridging

Application Fee

$600

Ongoing Fees

$8 per month

Package benefits and discounts on other products

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A flexible loan that puts you in control of your repayments by consolidating your transaction account and mortgage into one convenient account

What do I get?

Flexible Line of Credit Loan to control your finances, all with the one account.

Interest Rate

6.1% p.a.

Comparison Rate

N/A

Service Availability

Full Service - Branch, Phone and Online support

Interest Only Option

10 years

Available Loan Size

$20,000 to $500,000

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Up to 90%

Rate Lock Option

Offset facility option

N/A

Extra Repayments

Redraw Facility

Can draw up to limit amount

Loan Term

Up to 30 Years

Repayment Frequency

Monthly

Loan Splits available

Refinance

Construction

Vacant Land

Bridging

Application Fee

$600

Ongoing Fees

$8 per month

Package benefits and discounts on other products

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Take control of your repayments with the flexibility of a transaction account and mortgage consolidated into a convenient account and save with extra discounts and benefits

What do I get?

Flexible transactional Line of Credit Loan packaged with a great range of product benefits and discounts.

Interest Rate

From  5.5% p.a.

Comparison Rate

N/A

Service Availability

Full Service - Branch, Phone and Online support

Interest Only Option

10 Years

Available Loan Size

$150,000 to $500,000

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)

Up to 90%

Rate Lock Option

Offset facility option

N/A

Extra Repayments

Redraw Facility

Can draw up to limit amount

Loan Term

Up to 30 Years

Repayment Frequency

Monthly

Loan Splits available

No restrictions on the number of splits per Annual Fee

Refinance

Construction

Vacant Land

Bridging

Application Fee

$0

Ongoing Fees

$395 per annum

Package benefits and discounts on other products

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Get started with our online Home Loan Application form or make an appointment with one of our expert Home Loan Advisers.

Conditional pre-approval, within 48 hours once we’ve received your loan documentation, could also make it easier to move quickly when you find the house you want. 

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What you’ll need when you apply

We’ll ask you to provide information about your income, expenses, assets, loans and credit cards when you are completing your application. 

Use our helpful Home Loan Application Process Guide to help make your home loan application process quick and easy.

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Please call us on 13 11 82 to arrange a Home Loan Adviser to contact you. Alternatively you can apply for your home loan online.

1 Loan must be a principal and interest loan (as opposed to an interest only loan) to qualify for the family guarantee.

The comparison rate is for a loan of $150,000 over 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

Terms, conditions, fees, charges and lending criteria apply and are available on application.

The information above is general advice only and does not take into consideration your personal objectives, financial situation or needs (“your personal circumstances”). Please consider the relevant Disclosure Documents and your personal circumstances before making any decision to purchase the products. Contact us on 13 11 82 with any questions, or visit your nearest branch to talk to a consultant.

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