Entries by Rachael Hodgson

Genuine Savings – what, why, how?

One of the questions we get asked a lot (especially from clients with smaller deposits) is ‘What constitutes genuine savings?” Check out the following article for some clarification and guidance. If you apply for a home loan, particularly if the loan is for more than 80% of a property’s value, you’ll more than likely have […]

It’s official, we’re award winners!

Last Friday night I won the ‘Young Broker of the Year Award’ (for NSW/ACT) at the Mortgage & Finance Association Excellence Awards 2017! I am both humbled and excited to share this news with you, winning honestly came as a bit of a shock as the other finalists were some seriously good young brokers and so […]

The ‘Hipster’ guide to Sydney’s up-and-coming suburbs

“The hipster subculture is stereotypically composed of affluent or middle class youth who reside primarily in gentrifying neighbourhoods.  It is broadly associated with indie and alternative music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, vintage and thrift store-bought clothing, generally progressive political views, organic and artisanal foods, and alternative lifestyles.” (1) As you’re probably already aware cafe […]