This week in the A – Z of Conveyancing, we’ll go through the commonly used terms in relation to conveyancing, looking at the letter H.

Holding Deposit

This is the initial deposit which is payable to the real estate agent and enables the property to be exclusively held for the purchaser during the cooling off period. The holding deposit is 0.25% of the purchase price and is paid on or before the exchange of Contracts which triggers the start of the cooling off period. The balance of the deposit will then be paid at the expiry of the cool off period.

Home loan

There are various types of home loans available which can assist you to purchase your property. Examples include variable, fixed rate and interest only home loans and vary in suitability depending on your borrowing capacity. It is vital to have your home loan approved prior to entering into an unconditional contract to purchase a property. Your banker or broker will be able to assist you in finding the most suitable loan for you.

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