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Q&A Video: 10 Things to do Before Auction Day

What are 10 things you can do to ensure you give yourself the best chance of buying a house at auction?   Watch our short video to find out.    

Ethical lenders

What is an ethical lender? Who determines whether a lender is ethical? Do you pay more for a loan from an ethical lender? Find out answers to these questions and more.

5 Tips to Prepare for a Property Valuation

Whether you’re exploring refinance options or want to release equity to purchase an investment property, a property valuation is a vital part of the finance application process. Here we look at the different types of valuations a lender can request and suggest a few ways you can prepare for one.

Do you consider yourself to be a ‘spender’ or a ‘saver’?

Findings from Xero has identified the characteristics of ‘savers’ vs ‘spenders.’ What do you consider yourself to be, when it comes to your home loan?

Q&A Video: 5 ways to Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates

What are 5 ways you can take advantage of low interest rates?   Watch our short video to find out.      

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: it’s all in the details

The dream of buying your first home with only 5% deposit without having to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) may be getting closer, with the Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme due to commence 1 January 2020. Many first home buyers have the ability to make repayments on a mortgage, the problem lies in how [ Read More ]

How have the lenders responded to the RBA October 19 cash rate cut?

Following the RBA’s cash rate cut for October, here’s a summary of the lending cuts announced as at 5:30pm AEST 3 October, 2019.   CBA rate changes (effective 22 October) : – Rates on Owner Occupier variable loans (both Principal and Interest and IO repayments) will drop by 0.13. – Rates on Investment variable loans [ Read More ]

RBA Cash Rate – October 2019

At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to reduce the cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.75 per cent. Here are some of Philip Lowe’s commentary surrounding the decision: The Australian economy expanded by 1.4 per cent over the year to the June quarter, which was a weaker-than-expected outcome. A gentle turning point, however, appears [ Read More ]

Australian housing market: Sept19

The CoreLogic August home value index results showed that national dwelling prices increased by 0.8% over the month. This is the first monthly increase in values since October 2017. Housing values across capital cities rose by 1%, with Sydney (1.6%), Melbourne (1.4%) and Canberra (0.8%) leading the way. While the lift in housing values is [ Read More ]

Buying Canberra Property at Auction

You’ve found a property you like and it’s being sold at auction. You’re super excited because you’ve been looking at houses for ages and finally(!) something ticks all the boxes. The problem is, you’re a little nervous because your previous experience with auctions consists entirely of ebay purchases…. But you really  like the house, so [ Read More ]


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