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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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Looking for love: The best places to swipe right in Perth

December 16, 2017

With nearly one in four West Australians living alone, suburbs that offer lifestyle, amenities and accessibility are a lure to these singles. Living in or near a city means shops, bars, restaurants, and cultural and leisure activities are all within reach and the type of housing stock usually suits those who live alone. Single people […]

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Bank of Mum and Dad is fifth largest lender in Oz

December 16, 2017

A new member has officially joined the Big Four, becoming Australia’s fifth largest bank, according to Douglas Driscoll, CEO of Starr Partners. “I’m talking about the Bank of Mum and Dad,” he said. “We are encouraging first-home buyers to enter the market, but with escalating prices, it is more difficult than ever.” Lenders are generally […]

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Tic:Toc to undercut broker distribution in white label play

December 16, 2017

Mortgage brokers are facing a double threat from online lender Tic:Toc, which is seeing a surge in demand from consumers and interest from banks and non-bank lenders looking for cheaper distribution. Tic:Toc promotes its quick turnaround times and convenience. The group only offers its own branded mortgages, which it says can be approved within 22 […]

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How to repair your bad credit file.

November 9, 2017

Your Credit file….. it gives most anxiety thinking of it! An unpaid Doctor’s bill that’s being sent to your old address, has you thinking you might not pay it.  That’s a little “win” for you – or is it? You might get out of paying your doctor’s bill, but that doctor is probably going to […]

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Spending plunge may dent economic growth

October 11, 2017

The sharpest fall in retail spending in more than four years has cast doubt on the Reserve Bank’s economic growth forecasts and adds weight to expectations for a long run of unchanged interest rates. Retail turnover plunged 0.6 per cent to $25.9 billion in August, missing market expectations of a rise from July of 0.3 per […]

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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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Home loan apathy for 33% of Australians

October 8, 2017

Australian homeowners are failing to put in the effort and seek out better home loan deals despite slow wage growth and piling levels of household debt. These findings come from new research by State Custodians Home Loans which polled over 1,000 people across the country. Surprisingly, only 13% said they were always on the lookout […]

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PERTH’S TWO SPEED HOUSING MARKET

September 28, 2017

If Perth housing market hasn’t already hit the bottom of the market cycle, we are very close. It’s always interesting as a valuer watching markets go up, down and sideways and analysing the reasons why. Perth’s current residential property market has a bit of everything – good, bad and ugly with plenty of good buying […]

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Guarantor Home Loans – What you need to know!

September 1, 2017

With more and more first home buyers recognizing the value in the Perth market and deciding now is a good time to purchase, it is an opportune time to discuss a guarantor home loan. Many first home buyers would purchase their first home, but a very large number cannot as they do not have a […]

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