How your shopping habits could hurt your chances of securing a mortgage

Recently so many of my customers have been shocked that their shopping habits with buy-now-pay-later apps would come back to haunt them when they have applied for a mortgage. Once the Lenders complete all the document checks they often come back to me and say, ‘Do you know your customers have an Afterpay account?’. Once [...]

Buying property with other people: Mine, yours or ours?

When people buy property together, particularly if it’s with a partner or spouse, they often register the title in both people’s names – especially if they’re going to live in the property. But other arrangements are possible, several friends might opt to own individual shares in a property, for example, or a couple might choose [...]

By |2018-03-21T04:38:49+00:00March 21st, 2018|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

Budget buys: how to invest in property with as little as $100k

Even with a tight budget investors can take the plunge in multimillion-dollar markets Do you want to buy an investment property in 2018 but are scared off by the $1 million-plus price tags in our major capitals. Believe it or not, $100,000 can still go a long way. Here are three ways to invest on [...]

By |2018-03-19T00:45:02+00:00March 19th, 2018|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

Brisbane housing forecast to shine

The Aussie capital with the best-performing housing market over the next few years may not be the usual suspects of Sydney or Melbourne, but rather Brisbane, thanks to more affordable housing and strong jobs growth and interstate migration. CoreLogic research director, Tim Lawless, forecast that the housing market in Australia’s third largest capital city is [...]

By |2018-02-28T05:17:29+00:00February 28th, 2018|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

Why brokers hold the keys to getting your foot in the property door

Getting a foot in the door of your dream home might be getting harder, but talking to a mortgage broker could get you the keys more quickly. Purchasing a property in today’s housing market is not for the faint-hearted. Would-be homebuyers have only to turn on their TV – or check Facebook or Twitter – for the latest [...]

Buying & Selling Tips for choosing the right real estate agent to sell your home

Finding the right real estate agent to sell your property can be daunting. These helpful tips can make the experience a whole lot easier. Do some research The key to finding the right real estate agent is doing a bit of research. Start by making a short list of agents in your area. Then, investigate [...]

By |2018-02-26T06:33:02+00:00February 26th, 2018|Home & Investment Lending, Home & Living|0 Comments

Money-saving SOS: Effective tips to help land that home loan

Looking to enter the property market and worried about how you’re going to secure your first home loan? It’s time to start making your money work for you so you can land that loan. Qualifying for a home loan isn’t always an easy path. Aggressive interest rates, competition in the market and less than rigorous [...]

RBA won’t be pressured into hiking interest rates

Amidst the increases of interest rates in other parts of the globe, Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe slammed calls for an interest rate hike and said the bank would not introduce cash rate changes anytime soon. In his opening remarks at the A50 forum in Sydney, Lowe said Australia does not need to [...]

Nine QLD cities where you can pick up property for under $400k and expect growth

Investors and homeowners are being encouraged to think out of the box when it comes to investing and look outside capital cities and home renovations for building an asset portfolio. Buyers agents and market analysts Propertyology released a list of 39 cities slated for solid growth over the next three years, nine of which are in [...]

By |2018-02-16T00:58:31+00:00February 16th, 2018|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments
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