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Investment loan interest rates are on average up to approx. 1% higher than a home loan interest rate, but what if you could get both on the same low rate?
Renovating to increase the rental yield involved two new kitchens and two new bathrooms on a tight budget, but the results are amazing.
Renovating or extending? We take a look at ‘cost-plus’ vs ‘fixed price’ builder costs, design tools to help and how to finance your renovation.
If you are about to list your property for sale, here are our top 10 tips to knowing the market and avoiding any surprises later on.
With low home loan interest rates and a slow property market, removing borrowing capacity guidelines is good for the economy and will help borrowers get into the property market.
Saving a large deposit is the best way to keep your home loan costs down. However, utilising the First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme may help you enter the property market faster.
With the uncertainty around the property market, homeowners and investors are firming up their property positions by locking in fixed interest rates as low as 3.49%.
Buy, sell or renovate? We take a look at buying in today’s property market and what you should know before you buy your next home or investment property.
Savvy buyers a benefiting from vendor discounting and real estate reality checks with quality Central Coast properties available at competitive prices.
What will happen to Central Coast suburbs where almost 70% are old investment properties, and zoning doesn’t allow low cost new high-density developments eligible for negative gearing?
The RBA is unlikely to move on the current cash rate as they believe consumer spending and tax cuts will have a more immediate impact to the housing market, but banks have their own approach.
A major bank is trying to encourage growth in the investment property market after an “overly conservative” approach to interest-only loans since 2017.
Fewer buyers with finance to buy, means fewer buyers at open homes and property values will fall even further as the demand drops significantly.
The number of million-dollar median suburbs in Sydney has reduced significantly over the last 12 months, but does that mean its easier to get into the property market?
It’s been a tough week for mortgage brokers following the Royal Commission, prompting the question from friends, family, associates and clients - “are you ok?”
The survey shows strong loyalty to mortgage brokers and consumers believe they get the best loan via a mortgage broker than direct to a bank.
Market share growth is a testament to mortgage broker value as volumes jump to almost 60% of all residential home loans.
A new report shows home owners had much higher financial wellbeing across both reported and observed metrics, than renters.
Latest ABS data shows housing approvals fell by 32.8% in the year to 30 November 2018, the sharpest annual decline since 2009.
For the third year in a row, Mint Equity mortgage broker Zac Peteh has been named as a finalist for the Better Business Awards 2019.
Interest-only lending is significantly below the 30% threshold and regulatory restrictions will now be removed from 1 January 2019.
Labor’s housing policy focuses on providing subsidies for newly constructed properties, but it’s their other policies that are detrimental to both investors and renters.
Owner-occupied home loan approval figures show an increase of 3.5% from the previous month. Figures are rebounding from a four year low of mortgage growth.
The Banking Royal Commission has prompted mortgage brokers to seek the support of their local MPs to ensure consumers continue to receive a fairer deal on their home loans.
A major bank is offering up to $3,500 rebate when you refinance your owner-occupied or investment loan on either principal and interest or interest-only repayments.
Whilst some property values are going backwards, industry experts are predicting healthy property growth across some selected Australia cities.
A quick snapshot of the NSW housing market, stock levels, time on market and buyer activity so you’re in the know.
Spring has sprung and the Central Coast property market is starting to bloom. Home loan pre-approvals are increasing in time to snap up a property before Christmas.
Planned changes to NSW rental laws are making investors think twice about their investment properties. Has the sway towards tenants’ rights gone too far?
Whether it is a loan to buy your first or next home, a credit card or a new mobile phone on a post-paid contract, a credit provider will access your credit report to decide whether you’re creditworthy.
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