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Once upon a time when the cash rate moved (up or down), most lenders would typically move their interest rate in alignment with the cash rate change. Have you noticed that when the cash rate moves up the lenders are quick to pounce on an increase and pass these increases on to us - [...]
Savvy borrowers have an endgame in sight before they even apply for a home loan, and with the right mortgage offset account, they could win that game even more quickly. Home buyers usually focus on the here and now, not the distant future. Rather than the size of their loan balance in 10 or [...]
Starting a home renovation project while expecting: canny timing or a serious case of total insanity? Understand the pros and cons and then decide if this is the right move for you. It is all in the timing Your timeline is crucial – both of them. What is the deadline for delivery of your [...]
A white-label loan is essentially a home-branded loan, much like the home-branded products you see in the supermarket aisles. Like these products, white-label loans aim to deliver many of the same great features as bank-branded home loans, but for a lower cost to you the customer. A trend seen in supermarkets over recent years [...]
Deciding where to go for your home loan is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. While many prospective property owners will choose to use a mainstream lender, non-bank lenders also have their advantages. What are non-bank lenders? Essentially, a non-bank lender is a lender that’s not a bank, credit union or building [...]
Dealing with troublesome tenants Most tenants are reliable, but if you’re a property investor, chances are you’ll encounter at least one bad renter. From failing to pay rent through to causing damage or conducting criminal activity, these tenants can harm your return on investment. It can be stressful when things go wrong, but try [...]
Attracting Better Tenants High-quality tenants make renting your investment property both easier and more lucrative, but how do you actually find them? Along with well-written rental ads, we look at some other ways to get high quality people into your investment property. There are several ways to finding your dream tenants: you can reach out [...]
How much do you know about YOUR home loan? Take this quick quiz (answer YES or NO). Do you know: Your current interest rate? If your rate is fixed, variable or split between the two? The remaining term of your home loan? If you have a ‘no frills’ home loan [...]