News

Are you too loyal for your own good? The banks think so
News

Are you too loyal for your own good? The banks think so

The average Australian homeowner is paying more than $37,000 in extra interest over the life of their home loan due to the loyalty tax, and it’s got three-quarters of borrowers feeling “ripped off” and “angry”.
Read More
Refinancing figures are on a record-breaking run: here’s why
News

Refinancing figures are on a record-breaking run: here’s why

With interest rates at record low levels, the number of homeowners refinancing skyrocketed to an all-time high in July. Today we’ll run you through why so many people are refinancing, and why you should consider doing so too.
Read More
Nine in 10 FHBs trust brokers to help them buy their first property
First Home Buyer News

Nine in 10 FHBs trust brokers to help them buy their first property

Remember that classic TV ad: ‘nine out of 10 dentists recommend using [toothpaste brand]?’ Well, it turns out we’ve earned a similar level of trust when it comes to helping first home buyers sink their teeth into the property market. 
Read More
SME Recovery Loan Scheme revamped to help more businesses
News

SME Recovery Loan Scheme revamped to help more businesses

More small and medium-sized businesses struggling to stay afloat due to the economic impacts of COVID will have access to cheaper funding after the federal government expanded the eligibility criteria for the SME Recovery Loan Scheme.
Read More
How to ease financial pressure through debt consolidation
News

How to ease financial pressure through debt consolidation

With many people around the country doing it tough right now, this week we’ll look at a way you can take some pressure off your monthly finances through debt consolidation.
Read More
House price growth hits 17-year high, but is it slowing down?
News

House price growth hits 17-year high, but is it slowing down?

You’d have to go all the way back to the 2004 Athens Olympics to find a time when house price...
Read More
What’s the best day to auction your house?
News Uncategorized

What’s the best day to auction your house?

Drive or walk around your local suburb mid-morning on a Saturday and chances are you’ll pass a few freshly banged...
Read More
Buy Now Pay Later users put on notice by credit agency
News

Buy Now Pay Later users put on notice by credit agency

Do you use a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service like Afterpay or Zip? If so, be warned that one leading credit reporting agency has made a big change that means your BNPL data will go onto your credit report.
Read More
It’s on! First home loan deposit schemes open for applications
First Home Buyer News

It’s on! First home loan deposit schemes open for applications

If you’d like to buy your first home with just a 5% deposit and pay no lenders mortgage insurance (LMI), then you better act quick, as thousands of first home buyers are expected to rush to apply for the limited spots up for grabs.
Read More
Property price caps increased for first home loan deposit scheme
First Home Buyer News

Property price caps increased for first home loan deposit scheme

First home buyers can now purchase more expensive properties under the federal government’s hugely popular 5% deposit, no LMI scheme.
Read More
4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts
First Home Buyer News

4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts

While most Australians dream of owning their own home, the majority of hopeful homeowners admit they don’t fully understand how home loans or mortgage rates work. That’s why we make it our mission to enlighten you during your home buying journey.
Read More
“Tide turning on interest rates”: CBA hikes fixed rates
News

“Tide turning on interest rates”: CBA hikes fixed rates

Australia’s biggest bank has hiked its three-year fixed rate for owner-occupiers in a further sign that “the tide is turning on interest rates”. So if you’ve been thinking about fixing your interest rate, it could be high time to do so.
Read More
Want to switch home loans? Here are ASIC’s top tips for refinancing
News

Want to switch home loans? Here are ASIC’s top tips for refinancing

With interest rates at record low levels, we’ve seen a big increase in homeowners wanting to refinance this year. So this week we’ll look at some of ASIC’s top tips for refinancing, plus some of our own for good measure.
Read More
Single parents and first home buyers get big budget boost
First Home Buyer News

Single parents and first home buyers get big budget boost

Single parents saving for a property and first home buyers are the big winners from this year’s federal budget. Today we’ll break down the three schemes that will help them crack the property market sooner.
Read More
Is it cheaper to buy or rent your next home? You might be surprised
First Home Buyer News

Is it cheaper to buy or rent your next home? You might be surprised

While it might feel like property prices are skyrocketing out of reach, the majority of Australian homes are actually cheaper...
Read More
Has the housing market’s latest record-breaking run peaked?
News

Has the housing market’s latest record-breaking run peaked?

Property prices climbed at a breathtaking pace in early 2021, which has been good news for homeowners and heartbreaking for house hunters. However, there are seven key signs that the pace of capital gains has peaked, says CoreLogic.
Read More
HomeBuilder extension gives applicants extra 12 months to start building
News

HomeBuilder extension gives applicants extra 12 months to start building

Tens of thousands of HomeBuilder applicants around the nation can breathe a sigh of relief after the federal government extended the construction commencement requirement from six months to 18 months.
Read More
How long do you have to snap up a property in the current market?
News

How long do you have to snap up a property in the current market?

You open up the real estate app on your phone, scroll through a few listings, and then there it is: the home of your dreams, ‘added 1 hour ago’. So just how long do you typically have to act in this hot market?
Read More
Fixed mortgage rates set to rise in coming months: experts
News

Fixed mortgage rates set to rise in coming months: experts

House prices could jump 17% in 2021 and mortgage rates are set to rise much sooner than expected, ANZ Bank has tipped.
Read More
How do you compare: how much of your pay goes to your mortgage?
News

How do you compare: how much of your pay goes to your mortgage?

The property market is going through a boom phase, which means housing affordability is getting tougher. So how much does...
Read More
1 2 3 8

top