King of his own castle

L-R: Daniel King, Troy Rowe, James Allen

It’s the quintessential Aussie dream to own your home.  As Darryl Kerrigan said ‘it’s not a house it’s a home. A man’s home is his castle’. New member Daniel King thought that this dream was out of reach, that is until he met with The Capricornian to discuss his situation. Now Daniel is the king of his own castle.

After three stressful weeks of negotiations and extensions with a Mortgage Broker trying to secure finance from not one but two different Banks, Daniel was almost ready to give up on his home-owner dream. That’s when his real estate agent James Allen from Mr Real Estate suggested he contact East Street Manager, Troy Rowe and discuss what options were available to him. “I explained the urgency of this deal when we initially spoke and that we couldn’t keep extending. Troy took this loan on as if it was for his own purchase and got it done! At the end of the day we are locals, working for locals, supporting the local economy” James said.

Daniel got in touch with Troy on the Wednesday and arranged a loan appointment for that Friday. A week later his loan was approved and funding was completed within a fortnight. Daniel’s loan application from start to finish took 16 working days, almost half the time it had taken a Broker to find a deal.

“I really can’t thank The Capricornian enough for all of their help. Troy’s level of professionalism was second to none. His knowledge of not only the lending side of things but the whole process really took the stress out of everything” Daniel said. “I was really impressed with the turnaround time and highly recommend Troy and The Capricornian team for all your banking needs”.

East Street Manager Troy Rowe said he gets a kick out of helping out locals “It is always good to work with locals to achieve a common goal, whether it is with other professionals in the industry, existing members or new members. We live and breathe CQ, we know the street names and enjoy getting out and getting to know our members.  That’s what makes us a real alternative to the big banks”.

Buying a home can be an exciting but somewhat daunting process – it’s one of the biggest commitments you will make. Speak to one of our lending specialists or apply online today and move in to your dream home sooner. Call 1300 314 900 to make an appointment with one of our lending specialists or apply online at

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