5 Simple Tips to Save on Your Home Loan

With interest rates and the cost of living set to rise next year, it may be time to re-examine your budget and identify a few areas where you can save money. For many people, a mortgage represents a large part … Continue reading

Property Investors, Brace for Change!

Property investors should brace for change. Having successfully grown wealth in recent times, property accumulators are now the “tall poppy” attracting unwanted attention. Investors now dominate the housing market.  Over 50% of all loans settled are for investment loans and … Continue reading

Top 10: Questions to ask your Mortgage Broker

So you want to shop around but don’t know where to get good Home Loan advice. If you are  just starting out, it’s crucial to find an experienced Mortgage Broker, one that will give you solid loan advice. Before you … Continue reading

Rent or Buy? I asked around and got more questions…

By Anton Hamer You hear the reports of interest rates now at 50 year lows, property markets showing signs of life, and you’re asking yourself:   Am I missing out? Firstly, realise you are not the first person to ask this … Continue reading

To fix or not to fix? That is the question.

The Interest Rate Review Sheet hit my desk last week and out jumped the alarming prospect that fixed rates may turn very soon, and start to climb. With the world moving and dynamic economic events occurring daily, borrowers are not … Continue reading

RBA Interest Rate Decision – August 2013

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 per cent, effective 7 August 2013. Recent information is consistent with global growth running a bit below … Continue reading

How much good news for property investors?

2012 looks to be a positive year for property, however the question is by how much? There are a lot of different reports and articles flowing through telling us that property prices are finally on the way up, and further … Continue reading

Forget FHBs, Focus on Upgraders

Families looking to upgrade to a bigger house have been noticeably absent from the Sydney real estate market for much of this year but that might be about to change, experts predict. Agents are starting to see more of these … Continue reading

Do I have to pay CGT?

What are those circumstances? As a rule of thumb, there are a few basic rules: The house must be owned by you personally and must be your main dwelling. You cannot move back and forth between two residences and claim … Continue reading

$4bn in projects for Hunter

Private investment in the Hunter has hit record levels, with $4.36billion worth of projects in the pipeline. Hunter Valley Research Foundation data for January to March shows the total value of the projects is up $1billion from the same time … Continue reading