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January 2021 Update

Happy new year! We hope that you and your family enjoyed some quality time this Christmas and New Year. Welcome to our first update for 2021. Despite all the challenges caused by the pandemic, the property market finished the year on a strong note in 2020. Read on to find out how the property market...

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Are you retirement ready? Planning for the life ahead

There’s a wonderful feeling that comes with being on the home straight towards retirement. Post-career life conjures up thoughts of freedom and leisure with time to do all the things you’ve been putting on the backburner. So, are you ready? Have you put in the time to plan what retirement looks like for you? Preparation...

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Are you a good saver? Take the quiz to find out!

2020 has been a year like no other! With the new year upon us, now is the perfect time to consider your financial goals for the next 12 months, and the best place to start is with a good money management plan. We’ll share some great tips in this article. But first, complete this quiz...

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December Update

With Christmas just days away, we’d like to send our very best wishes to you and your family for a happy and safe holiday season. In a few weeks, we say goodbye to 2020. Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief to welcome in 2021, and looking forward to a positive year ahead....

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Is it the right time to refinance an investment property?

Loan refinancing is a strategy used by property investors to access funds – usually to grow or improve the value of their property portfolio. The right time to do it largely depends on your strategy, plans and equity. In this article, we highlight some of the key considerations for this strategy and how savvy investors...

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Summer is coming, it’s time to shift into gear!

Say the words ‘finance broker’ and most people immediately think of the person who can line you up with a competitive mortgage. But did you know we can also help you find the right loan product for a whole range of lifestyle assets? Caravans. Speed boats. Jet skis. The whole shebang. So, what’s the most...

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How the Budget will get the property market moving again

The 2020 Federal Budget announced a range of economic measures to help support individuals and businesses through the COVID-19 downturn. It also includes some initiatives that could be helpful if you want to buy your first home, build a granny flat or put money aside to invest. Even though 2020 has been a difficult year...

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November Update

It has been an exciting past month in the property world, with the housing recovery continuing to gather momentum. In October, all capital cities except Melbourne saw dwelling values increase. If you are new in the property market, considering your next property purchase, or taking the next step in your investment journey, the timing couldn’t...

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What are the extra costs of buying a home?

Application & establishment fees, stamp duty + more. When taking out a mortgage, many people forget to consider the associated fees and expenses. Here are some of the extra costs that you’ll need to consider when you take out a home loan. Home loan application fees Most lenders charge a home loan application fee. This...

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Easing financial pressures: loan deferrals, refinancing and more

When COVID-19 struck, banks gave eligible customers an option to pause their repayments for six months from March, due to the volatile economic climate. Hundreds of thousands of Aussies took up the offer. Home loan deferrals were due to end in September, but banks announced borrowers who are still experiencing difficulties could apply for further...

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