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LOAN PRE-APPROVAL: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

Pre-approval is a green light from a lender. Put simply, it confirms you’re eligible to apply for a home loan up to a certain amount. Essentially, the lender checks your financial circumstances, to decide if you’ll meet their criteria and can afford to repay a mortgage. A home loan pre-approval usually lasts [...]

By |2018-09-20T12:30:40+00:00September 20th, 2018|Home Loans, Investment Loans, Loans and Mortgages|Comments Off on LOAN PRE-APPROVAL: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | SEPTEMBER 2018

The busy Spring selling season has kicked off and that means an action-packed few months ahead in our property markets. If you’re planning on buying a home, get ready to negotiate! With auction clearance rates and property prices on a downward trend, you’ll have the advantage over vendors feeling the pressure to [...]

By |2018-09-14T13:11:39+00:00September 14th, 2018|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | SEPTEMBER 2018

UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Mention property investment and most people think of a conventional house or apartment. However, there are other types of property investment opportunities which may appeal to those with a little more imagination! In this article, we share some out-of-the-box ideas you may not have considered. Remember, your mortgage broker can assist with finance [...]

By |2018-09-06T12:07:59+00:00September 6th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

HOW TO: KEEP YOUR CREDIT REPORT CLEAN

Your credit report paints a picture of your life as a responsible bill payer and borrower. Under the new Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) regime introduced this year, it has increased in importance because lenders will be required to take it into consideration when approving your home loan. That’s why it’s a good idea [...]

By |2018-08-30T11:36:30+00:00August 30th, 2018|Credit Reporting, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: KEEP YOUR CREDIT REPORT CLEAN

RENOVATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

There are many benefits to renovating your home. Renovations add value to your property, whilst also giving you the opportunity to improve your lifestyle. For those looking for more space, it may also be a more cost-effective option than buying a new place, considering the cost of agent’s fees and stamp duty. If [...]

By |2018-08-23T10:54:59+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Reno Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENOVATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | AUGUST 2018

Winter is coming to an end and that means there are only a few weeks to go until the busy spring property market kicks off. If you’re looking to buy a home, it may be a good idea to act now while the other buyers are still in hibernation! Here’s what happened in [...]

By |2018-08-16T12:25:11+00:00August 16th, 2018|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | AUGUST 2018

CREDIT REPORTING: HOW THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU

This month, we saw important changes come into effect that could impact your ability to take out a home loan – or make it easier, depending on your credit history. In this article, we explain the new credit reporting changes and how they may affect you. But first, let’s start with the basics – [...]

By |2018-08-02T11:41:45+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Credit Reporting, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on CREDIT REPORTING: HOW THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU

NEGATIVE GEARING: CHANGES TO TAX DEDUCTIONS

Last year, important changes to tax deductions for property investors were announced. For some investors, the changes may have a significant impact on the annual deductions you can claim on your rental properties. As your mortgage broker, we like to keep you up to date. Here’s what you need to know about the [...]

By |2018-07-26T11:12:58+00:00July 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Tax|Comments Off on NEGATIVE GEARING: CHANGES TO TAX DEDUCTIONS

THREE WAYS YOUR BROKER CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH DEBTS

Juggling several debts can be stressful. If you’re struggling to keep on top of your debts or you simply want to save money on interest, we can help you solve the problem and get some peace of mind. Here are 3 ways your mortgage and finance broker can help you deal with your [...]

By |2018-07-19T14:44:30+00:00July 19th, 2018|Debt Management, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on THREE WAYS YOUR BROKER CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH DEBTS

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JULY 2018

Last month, we continued to see considerable property market activity, despite the arrival of the cold weather. Auction clearance rates continue to fall, indicating that conditions are currently favouring buyers. Interest rates remain low and there are plenty of opportunities out there for savvy property buyers and investors. If you’re looking to buy [...]

By |2018-07-13T10:29:34+00:00July 12th, 2018|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JULY 2018