The rise of new apartment developments in our cities provides greater opportunities for potential homeowners to buy off the plan. Lock in your purchase at today’s prices and pay once the property is built in the future.
There are benefits to this, but also a number of issues to be mindful of. In this article, we will look at some of the things to consider when buying property off the plan.Read More
One of the most common questions we get is; how do I get a lower interest rate on my mortgage?
In this video, Liz Zaki will walk you through the 6 factors that help answer this question. There are 6 factors that govern how easy it is for you to get a lower interest rate on your mortgage. They all apply equally.
1 – Loan Purpose
Is the mortgage or home loan in question used for your primary place of residence? Or is it used for an investment property?Read More
After two rounds of official interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank in the space of 2 months, the big four banks have managed to come up with basic standard variable mortgage interest rates within 6 basis points (0.06%) of each other.Read More
The mortgage market in Australia can be very complicated. With that in mind, here are the top 7 reasons to use a mortgage broker next time you want to find a new home loan.
Most mortgage brokers have access to a huge range of lenders. They should be able to provide you with a huge choice of rates and mortgage options. With partnerships in a vast array of lending institutions, including banks, credit unions, trusts, national and regional lenders, and non-traditional lenders, a good broker will be able to help design the perfect mortgage for you.Read More
More and more Australians are building wealth through the property. According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), there are over 1.7 million property investors in Australia. Just over 25% of these investors own more than one investment property.
The largest group of property investors are not high income earners as many may assume. The vast majority fall into the $30,000 to $75,000 p.a. income bracket.Read More
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