How does an LVR calculator help you?
For help working out what your LVR is, you can use our LVR calculator. All you need to enter is your property price and deposit amount.
The higher your LVR, the harder it is to be approved for a loan and the more you’ll likely have to pay in interest.
So if the LVR calculator shows that you have a high LVR, you should consider whether you need to save a larger deposit or look to buy a cheaper property.
How is LVR calculated?
The loan to value ratio (LVR) is the percentage representation of the loan’s size to the value of your property. So, if you had a $100,000 deposit and you’re borrowing $400,000 to purchase a property that’s valued $500,000, your LVR would be 80%, since the loan size ($400,000) represents 80% of the property’s value ($500,000). Your deposit represents 20% of the property’s value, which is your equity in the property. The bigger your deposit on the property, the smaller your LVR will be.
So basically, your LVR % = ($loan size/$property value) x 100.
Lenders place a great deal of emphasis on LVR, and in some cases are less likely to lend to people with a high one. Typically, those with an LVR of 80 or less (a deposit of 20% or more) won’t have to pay the thousands of dollars for Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). A lower LVR can also suggest that you’re a trustworthy borrower with good savings habits.
How to use the calculator + details of information required
All you need to enter is your property price and deposit amount. The calculator will determine your LVR.