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Borrowers bargaining for better mortgage deals

December 16, 2017

  A new survey has found that a third of Australians have successfully negotiated a better deal on their mortgage. The survey by finder.com.au revealed that 33 per cent of the 1,286 respondents managed to successfully bargain for a lower interest rate on their home loan. From the 43 per cent of home owners that […]

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Interest-only mortgage borrowers in hot water as data shows less financial responsibility

December 5, 2017

Pressure is mounting on interest-only mortgage borrowers as new research shows they tend to be poorer money managers and present as “risk flags” to financial institutions. An apparent propensity to spend their way further into debt and forgo savings when faced with higher costs, and an increased tendency to sell their property if interest rates […]

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FOS reports seven broker disputes in 2016/17

October 18, 2017

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has released new figures revealing the low number of broker disputes compared to the banks. The FOS Annual Review 2016-17reported 25,300 accepted disputes overall during the year. Of these, 10,400 involved the banks while only seven involved mortgage brokers.  These seven disputes included two around advice, two around charges, one around […]

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Could avocado prices really be keeping millennials out of the Perth property market?

October 10, 2017

Smashed Avocado keeping you out of the property market? What if you bought an avocado farm instead? Recent comments from an Australian property millionaire claiming that smashed avocado was the reason many millennials had failed to enter the property market. Lazy millennials who want everything for nothing, afraid of hard work and changing priorities, death […]

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How the ‘OLLY’ approach could help you save for a home.

May 31, 2017

  How the ‘OLLY’ approach could help you save for a home without ditching coffee. We came across this great article published by Domain. While saving for a home requires cutbacks on luxuries, which is something you’re no doubt sick of hearing, it’s definitely okay – and important even  – to have at least one thing […]

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WA first home buyers grant cut back!

May 17, 2017

WA’s first home buyers grant will be cut back to $10,000 after the State Government announced it would end a $5000 boost at the end of next month. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said the $15,000 grant, announced by the former government late last year and intended to be in place for all of 2017, had not […]

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