What You Need to Know About the Latest RBA Cash Rate Rise
The RBA is back with a cash rate rise of 25 basis points, taking the current rate to 3.85%. Strong jobs and inflation data means there is more work to be done to control price rises, further rate increases haven’t been ruled out.... read more
Could Your Home Deposit Be Helped By Your Super?
It’s no secret that saving for a house is tough. Raising the money for a deposit can seem to take forever, even if you’re consistent with your savings plan. Want some good news? There’s a new way to save, and it’s called the Government’s new First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS).... read more
How redraw works and why it’s a handy feature loan feature
It’s one of the less glamorous home loan features, but the redraw facility deserves a second look. Here’s why:... read more
ANZ Lending Update
Effective 16 June, ANZ Bank will increase their Variable Interest Only home loan rates for both investors and owner occupiers by 30 basis points. ANZ's Standard Variable Rate for investment lending with Interest Only repayments is now 6.26% p.a..... read more
Last of the Major 4 Banks to cap interest only loans at 80% LVR
Westpac Bank announced today the maximum LVR (loan to valuation ratio) for those seeking interest only repayments will be capped at 80%. This applies to both owner occupied and investment lending. They are last of the Major 4 Banks to cap LVRs for ...... read more
Overcapitalising – what it is and how to avoid it
As a home owner or property investor, you may have heard the term ‘overcapitalising’. But what exactly is it and why is it considered bad?... read more
Your guide to investment property loans
There are certain things to look out for when selecting and applying for a loan for your investment property. Here we look at the main differences, the most popular loan types, and how to get the best mortgage for your situation.... read more
You’ve won the auction – what happens next?
Congratulations! You’ve just bought a property at auction. Before you can move in, there are some things you need to do. Remember, it’s always recommended to seek legal advice when purchasing a property.... read more