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Our guide to buying a home

 House Hunting

It’s easy to get lost in the excitement of searching for your dream home when it comes to the house hunting stage. These steps will help to keep you focused on the things that matter with home inspections and the buying process, so you can enjoy the fun stuff without losing sight of the bigger picture.

Get pre-approval on a home loan

Bidding or making an offer on a property without having pre-approval on a loan is a bit like going to the airport without your boarding pass. Lock in your loan and know your limits, so you can be confident you’re offer will be accepted when you’re ready to make it.

Talk to a Suncorp Bank mobile lender

If you’re ready to find a home loan, our Suncorp Bank mobile lenders will be able to guide you to find the best fit from our award-winning home loan range. They can also aide you through the process of pre-approval, to finalizing your loan when you’re ready to buy.

What our customers have to say about our Suncorp Bank mobile lenders

I can't thank Nelvin enough for making my dreams come true. I have a beautiful home and he made it easy.

Firstly he arranged a pre-approved loan which I received within 48 hours. I then started looking for a home to call my own and boy, did I see some homes before I found the one I wanted to call mine! Thank you Nelvin.

- Jennifer W, QLD

Explore our Suncorp Bank range of home loans

View our Suncorp Bank home loan interest rates or generate a facts sheet for one of our loans.

Back to Basics

No ongoing account keeping fees

Owner-Occupier

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Discounted Back to Basics Variable Rate
with Better Together Special
New to bank lending >= $150,000
Maximum LVR 90%
Principal and Interest repayments

Standard Variable

100% offset facility available

Owner-Occupier

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Discounted Standard Variable Rate in Home Package Plus
New to bank lending >= $150,000
Maximum LVR 90%
Principal and Interest repayments

Fixed Rate

Repayment & rate certainty

Owner-Occupier

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Discounted 1 Year Fixed Rate in Home Package Plus
New to bank lending >= $150,000
Maximum LVR 90%
Principal and Interest repayments

View our Suncorp Bank home loan interest rates or generate a facts sheet for one of our loans.

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Organise professional services

Before you sign any contracts once you’ve found the home you think is ‘the one’, get some professional services to help you uncover anything you may not have been expecting. They’re a small initial cost that could save you more money in the long run.

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Get a conveyancer to survey the property

Lawlab^ is a high volume national conveyancing service designed to make life easier for buyers and sellers to complete property deals more efficiently and with less administration. They are best known for their in depth legal experience in the property industry and for delivering an exceptional standard of customer service.

Check the property for pests

You don’t want to move in to find out your new home already has some nasty house guests. Jim’s Building Inspections^ can sign off your property, after providing a thorough search, to give you the security of knowing you are the only beings who will be living in your property.

Continue your journey to buying a home

Need more help with home loans?

Get in contact with one of our Suncorp Bank Home Lending Specialists. They’re here to help answer your questions to keep you moving towards getting your home.

Meet a mobile lender

Have one of our Suncorp Bank mobile lenders come to you

Give us a call

Our Suncorp Bank team is available Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm (AEST)

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Send Suncorp Bank your home loans query

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Discuss your home loan needs in person

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Any advice contained in this document has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situation or needs. For that reason, before acting on the advice, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. Where the advice relates to the acquisition, or possible acquisition, of a particular financial product, you should consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making any decision regarding the product. Contact us for a copy.

Various products and services are provided by different entities of the Suncorp Group. The different entities of the Suncorp Group are not responsible for, or liable in respect of, products or services provided by other entities of the Suncorp Group. This advice has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situations or needs, so you should consider whether it is appropriate for you before acting on it. For that reason, before acting on the advice, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. Where the advice relates to the acquisition, or possible acquisition, of a particular financial product, you should consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making any decision regarding the product. Banking products are issued by Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722 AFSL No 229882 Australian Credit Licence 229882. Please read the relevant Product Information Document for Suncorp Bank Personal Deposit Accounts and the Terms and Conditions for Suncorp Accounts before making a decision regarding a Suncorp Bank transaction account. Fees, charges, terms and conditions apply and are available on request or at suncorp.com.au/banking/help-support/documents-forms.

The Home Package Plus (HPP) Discounts are applied for as long as the home loan remains part of the Home Package Plus. Interest rates and discounts are subject to change without notice. Discount margins may be withdrawn at any time before a contract is entered into. Discounts are applied to the applicable Standard Interest Rate at the day Settlement.

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) limits are inclusive of Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) where applicable. A repayment type of interest only is available on loans with an LVR limit < 90%. At the expiry of the interest only period, the rate will convert to the applicable P&I interest rate plus or minus any applicable margins specified in your credit contract.

# Each comparison rate is based on $150,000 over 25 years. WARNING: These comparison rates apply only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. Comparison rates for Interest Only Fixed Rate home loans are based on an initial Interest Only period equal in length to the fixed. Comparison rates for Interest Only Variable home loans are based on an initial 5 year Interest Only period.

* Advertised discounted rate valid from 12 September 2017, is subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time before a credit contract is entered into. Rate available for new personal/owner-occupied purpose loans of at least $150,000 where borrowings are less than or equal to 90% of the security property value (“LVR”) inclusive of lenders mortgage insurance. Rate includes a Principal and Interest (P/I) discount of 1.29% p.a. applied to the Bank’s (P/I) Back to Basics Variable Rate for personal/owner-occupied lending (currently 4.97% p.a.). P/I discount may be varied if the loan purpose or repayment type is changed before settlement or where the borrower fails to hold a Suncorp Bank transaction account. Everyday Basics Accounts are issued by Suncorp Bank. Please read the relevant Product Information Document for Suncorp Bank Personal Deposit Accounts and the Terms and Conditions for Suncorp Accounts before making any decision regarding this product. These documents are also available at Suncorp Bank stores or at suncorp.com.au/banking/help-support/documents-forms. Interest Only, pre-approvals and investment lending excluded. 

+ Advertised rate valid from 12 September 2017, is subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time before a credit contract is entered into. Rate available for new personal/owner-occupied purpose loans of at least $150,000 where borrowings are less than 90% of the security property value (“LVR”) inclusive of lenders mortgage insurance (where applicable). Rate includes a Principal and Interest (P/I) Package Variable Discount of 1.76% p.a. applied to the Bank’s P/I Standard Variable Rate for personal/owner-occupied lending (currently 5.55% p.a.). P/I discount is applied for as long as the loan remains part of the Home Package Plus and repayment type is P/I. The discount may be varied if the loan purpose or repayment type is changed before settlement. Interest Only, pre-approvals & investment lending excluded.

Advertised rate valid from 12 September 2017, is subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time before a credit contract is entered into. Rate available for new personal/owner-occupied purpose loans of at least $150,000 where borrowings are less than 90% of the security property value (“LVR”) inclusive of lenders mortgage insurance. Rate includes a Principal and Interest (P/I) Package Fixed Discount of 0.35% p.a. applied to the Bank’s P/I Standard 1 Year Fixed Rate for personal/owner-occupied lending (currently 4.04% p.a.). At expiry of the Fixed Rate period, the rate will revert to the then P/I Standard Variable Rate (currently 5.55% p.a.) less the P/I Home Package Plus Variable Discount (currently 1.76% p.a.) available at the time you entered into the Package. The P/I Standard Fixed Rate offered on the day of settlement of the loan will apply unless the rate is secured by paying a Guaranteed Rate Fee. P/I discount is applied for as long as the loan remains part of the Home Package Plus and repayment type is P/I. The discount may be varied if the loan purpose or repayment type is changed before settlement. Interest Only, pre-approvals and investment lending excluded.

Comparison Rate

A comparison rate is a rate that indicates the true cost of a loan. This rate incorporates certain fees and charges that are applicable for the chosen product.

Variable Rate

A rate that is variable and is subject to change over the loan term.

Fixed Rate

Lock in your interest rate and repayment amount