Borrowers are set to receive a boost to their borrowing capacity in the order of $80,000 to $100,000 thanks to a combination of changes to lending standards and interest rate cuts, new modelling shows.
Under the proposed relaxation of loan serviceability rules flagged by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) last week, borrowers will no longer be assessed to see if they can repay their loans against an interest rate of 7.25%.Read More
One of the common problems that home buyers face is not having enough cash to guarantee for their purchase.
Sometimes you can’t unlock the equity in an existing asset such as your home or investment property. Sometimes times you don’t want to use extra / bridging finance such as when you’re trying to sell and buy at the same time.
Sometimes you aren’t able to get the funds together quickly enough to secure the new property. This often happens when you want to go to auction or when you have to act quickly on a private treaty sale.Read More
Do you want some quick ways to save a lot of money?
How often do you check your accounts and credit card statements?
Do you re-assess your expenses regularly?
Tax time is always a good time of year to get your finances sorted as it’s when we all go through the past year’s expenses. If you’re looking to buy a new property, or just looking at saving some dollars throughout the year, it is a good idea to go through your current finances and expenses to see where you can save a few thousand dollars a year.Read More
When you deal with property transactions, you will be dealing with Real Estate Agents. This article will show you how to make real estate transaction go as smooth as possible.
The first thing to note is that the Real Estate Agent does not represent you, the Buyer – they represent the Vendor. It is in their best interest to ensure the Vendor gets the highest price possible because:
– Agents are usually paid a commission on the sale of the property
– Extracting the highest price from the Buyer, allows the Agent to attract more customers in future