Despite the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) keeping a record low interest rate of 1.5% for the last 25 consecutive months & Westpac recording a $5.4 billion profit last year. Westpac announced that they are increasing their variable interest rates by 0.14% p.a. On a $500k loan this is going to increase your repayment by approx. $700 p.a. This is […]
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Have you been slacking? Missing loan, credit card or utility bill payments? With the introduction of Comprehensive Credit Reporting (or CCR for short) it is more important than ever to make your repayments on time. CCR was introduced in July 2018 and is a system whereby lenders share more of your data with credit bureaus such […]
So… your loan application was declined and you think that owning your own home/investment property is just a long lost dream? Think again… Now more than ever banks are tightening up their policies and delving deeper into your financial situation BUT as experienced Mortgage Brokers we understand that everyone’s situation different and we use our […]
The end of the financial year/new financial year is the perfect time to take stock, assess your current situation and plan for the year ahead. To help you along we’ve come up with 5 top tips to help you achieve your financial goals:- Self-Employed – Read this before you submit your tax return! Tax planning […]
The phrase “smashed avocado” in Australia has become a recurring theme in the debate about housing affordability and has evolved to symbolize inter-generational tensions around the cost of housing. Ever since demographer Bernard Salt wrote, in a wry newspaper column, that he had seen “young people order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted […]
Considering the conflicting information coming through the media about mortgage brokers recently, we thought we would do our best to prove that mortgages don’t have to be mystifying and that by understanding a few key terms you can be knowledgeable of your requirements and confident in your understanding when speaking to a mortgage broker. Loans […]
First home buyers make a strong return to the property market in 2018 Investors may be withdrawing from the market, but they are being replaced by first home buyers. NAB have revealed that first home buyers accounted for almost two in five sales in new housing markets and around one in three in established markets […]
Inside the homes of the future, there will be less things and more people. Many commonplace objects will be missing so the homes may appear to be burgled: televisions, telephones, books, art, even mirrors are conspicuously absent, replaced by tech like PaperID or “smart paper”. Like a futuristic version of the Edward Scissorhands opening sequence, […]
Here are 8 excellent reasons you should use a Mortgage broker. If you recognise the benefits, want to discuss your financial situation and gain some advice please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or on 0430 227 328. DID YOU KNOW? We can provide you with property reports that outline the probable value of […]
The tiny house movement originated in the United States but has taken off across the globe in recent years and promotes the positives of down-sizing into small sustainable houses. The small house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet (93 m2) and they usually generate their own power and can […]