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Non-Resident Home Loans in Australia

With such a booming economy and so many affordable locations to choose from at the moment, it’s no wonder why there are thousands of non-residents of Australia looking to purchase a home or an investment property down under these days.

The vast majority of non-residents fall into one of these key categories:

  • Australian citizens living overseas
  • New Zealand citizens
  • Foreign citizens living overseas
  • Foreign citizens living in Australia on a temporary visa (i.e. working visa, spouse visa or student visa)

So, what’s the process for taking out a non-resident home loan in Australia? While it’s unquestionably a little trickier than a standard mortgage application, it’s certainly possible. Each bank’s lending policy will be slightly different in regards to non-resident home loans, but typically non-residents will come across the same three response types:

  • Specialised credit assessment for non-resident loan applications (often with no restrictions for Australians living abroad and flexible lending policies when it comes to temporary residents)
  • Restricted loan amounts available for Australian expats, temporary Australian residents and foreign investors (additional documentation may be required for your application)
  • A no-lending policy for both foreign citizens and overseas borrowers (either because they are considered high-risk or because the lender’s systems are not implemented in a way that facilitates applicants living outside of the country)

Choosing the right non-resident home loan for your individual circumstances

At BFG Loans, we understand that everyone’s circumstances are different – especially when it comes to buying property while living overseas or residing here temporarily. Our experienced brokers are well-versed in helping Australian non-residents find the ideal home loan to accommodate their budget and requirements.

We’ll work closely alongside you to secure the best possible outcome from our panel of 35+ reputable lenders in Australia. As Sydney’s only social enterprise mortgage brokerage firm to specialise in home loans with a purpose, we want to help you find the most agreeable non-resident mortgage while helping another family find their new home at the same time.

50% of our profits go towards building affordable housing for families in need, at no cost to you. We call it a home for a home. The same applies when we help our customers find Australian expat mortgages, first homebuyer loans, low deposit home loans, bad credit home loans and more.

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Need help understanding how the buying process works for non-residents of Australia? BFG Loans will help you navigate the process and apply for a non-resident home loan in Australia. Get in touch to get the ball rolling today.

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