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Is a tree or sea change on your horizon?

June 13, 2024

Fresh air, no bumper-to-bumper traffic and more affordable home prices. There’s plenty of appeal in regional living, including a chance to potentially reduce your home loan. The classic tune ‘Home among the gum trees’ is fast becoming a lifestyle anthem for a growing number of Aussies. A surging number of city-slickers are heading to the…

Why three-in-four Aussies turn to a broker for home loan help

June 6, 2024

You might have seen a headline or two about a particular big bank being at war with brokers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our mission is – and always will be – putting you first. That’s why three in every four borrowers now come to us for help. Borrowers are more spoilt for…

First home buyers turn to Bank of Nan and Pop

May 30, 2024

Nan and Pop have always been good for birthday money, but one-in-10 grandparents are taking their generosity to the next level: helping their grandkids buy a first home. Most of us have special memories of pocketing a few treats from Granny and Gramps. But it turns out those small gestures of affection we knew as…

What you should know before buying ‘subject to finance’

May 23, 2024

Not sure if you’ll get the thumbs up for a home loan? But you really, really like that house that just popped up? Making an offer ‘subject to finance’ could be the right move. Here’s how it works. Picture this. You’ve seen a home you’re crazy about, and you don’t want to miss out to…

Not feeling the budget love? 4 ways you could still get ahead

May 16, 2024

If the latest federal government budget is leaving you hungry for perks and savings, you’re not alone. We’ve had a brainstorm and here are four ways you could start working towards your property goals now. The 2024 federal budget is out, and you might be wondering what’s in it for you. Sure, an energy rebate of…

Low deposit scheme helps over 150,000 families buy sooner

May 9, 2024

Whether you’re rat running your local streets, or have a knack for always picking the fast-moving supermarket queue – everyone loves a good time-saving hack. Well, today we’ll let you in on a scheme that could get you into your first home years – yep years – sooner! When you’re saving for a first home,…

Here’s why your borrowing power might soon get a lift

May 2, 2024

Who doesn’t love a tax cut? Most of us are now only weeks away from saving on our tax bills, with Stage 3 tax cuts to kick in from 1 July. But another key advantage is that the tax cuts could give your borrowing power a nice boost. The upcoming Stage 3 tax cuts have…

How to know if you’re paying a fair price

April 25, 2024

We all love the idea of nabbing a bargain property, but for most home buyers the real issue is whether they’re overvaluing a place – and paying too much in the process. Buying a home is an exciting prospect, but it’s perfectly natural to have a big dose of nerves given that you’re likely committing…

Can you remember your home loan interest rate?

April 18, 2024

Where you put your car keys, who won the footy premiership three years back, the new prime minister of New Zealand’s name – all very much socially acceptable things to forget. Your home loan rate shouldn’t be on that list. It’s a fair bet that your home loan repayments are one of your biggest household…

Plot twist: Millennials are Australia’s most active property investors

April 11, 2024

When it comes to buying investment properties, younger Australians are punching above their weight, with Millennials taking the title as the nation’s most active generation for property investment. Investors are continuing to flock to the property market, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics saying the volume of new investor loans in February was 21.5% higher compared…

Homeowners now an extra $71,000 richer (on average!)

April 4, 2024

You may not feel richer, but if you’re a homeowner, there’s a decent chance your personal wealth has surged over the past 12 months thanks to soaring property values. And it could open up a world of exciting possibilities. Sometimes you’ve just got to shake your head in disbelief at the resilience of the property…

FOMO, FOBO and FOOP – how they can hold you back

March 28, 2024

Nobody likes missing out on a good thing. But then again, who likes overpaying? So how do you strike the right balance when both fears can work against one another? The property market rarely stands still. Interest rate movements, the number of homes listed for sale, and even the time of year can all drive…

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