A Guide to Home Loan Paperwork

Putting together the paperwork needed for home loan approval is a task many prospective home buyers dread.

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How to Benefit from Reduced Rates

With official cash rates at rock bottom, now is the time to get ahead with your home loan.

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Moving House

Australians rank moving house second only to divorce and bereavement on the scale of life crises.

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The future of Interest only loans

It’s not as easy as it once was to apply for an interest-only loan. Over the last couple of months lending for this type of investment loan has been tightened in an effort to slow the pace of record growth in investment home loans.

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Small Business Spending

If you’re running a small business, now is the time to think big.

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Brokers more Popular than Ever

Mortgage brokers are now responsible for writing over half of Australia’s home loans and are valued for their choice, expertise and convenience, according to a new survey commissioned by the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

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Housekeeping now will pay off later

Good housekeeping is the key to meeting financial goals.

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Got it covered?

There are many ways to build wealth, but what about protecting it?

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Sharing Property Ownership

Cut the cost of property ownership in half by buying with a family member or friend. Save only half a deposit, pay only half the mortgage and cover only half of the bills. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

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What is a comparison rate?

When an interest rate is advertised on a home loan, have you noticed there is a comparison rate beside it?

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4 Tips to Success in 2015

What better time than the start of a new year to review your finances and look at ways to do things better in 2015. Here are our top tips for success.

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Estate Planning

Most of us expect to live to a ripe old age, but what if the unexpected happens and we don't? No one can ever predict what's around the corner, which is why it's important to have a Will and mortgage protection insurance in place to protect those we leave behind.

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Plan for a Successful Renovation

This article covers how to achieve successful renovation by planning ahead.

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Open House Inspections

The adage 'never judge a book by its cover' applies well to an open house inspection because the closer you look at a property the more you might discover.

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Record rate stability

It has been over a year since the Reserve Bank raised the cash rate, and economists predict it will remain at the historic low of 2.5 per cent until 2015.

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Money Management for Kids

An OECD study of 15-year-olds across 18 countries found that Aussie teenagers rank among the highest for financial skills and knowledge.

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Construction Boom Continues

Signing a contract of sale for a property gets you near the finish line but there's still a few more hurdles to jump. Congratulate yourself that you have made it through the most gruelling part of acquiring a new property, but don't crack open the bubbly until you have the keys in your hand.

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How to Profit from Renovation

When it comes to making money from renovation, any old house won't do.

The key to a successful renovation is to choose the right suburb, the right street and then the right property. It can be difficult to make a decent profit if the property is located in an area that doesn't attract significantly higher prices for renovated homes or if the property ends up costing you more than the likely sale price.

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Renter-Investor

The first property you buy doesn't have to be the one you live in. Starting out with an investment property is one way to get a foothold in the property market, and would especially suit the following scenarios.

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Is your Password Secure?

If you use a family name, a pet’s name, a birthdate or numbers between 1 and 6 as your online password, you are an easy target for a hacker.

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