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Five ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Rock bottom interest rates mean that home loan repayments have never been so low. But are we spending less on our housing? Quite the contrary. House prices have surged dramatically over the past year. Accordingly to property analysts CoreLogic, the national median house price increased by a whopping 18.1% from August 2020 to August 2021.…

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Buying your own holiday home

With international borders still closed, the lure of Australian holiday destinations is stronger than ever. No wonder, then, that more of us than ever are buying a holiday home. Buying a holiday home has a number of attractions. You’ll always be assured of a comfortable place to stay in your favourite destination. No more worrying…

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Fixed, variable or split home loans?

For first home buyers, getting that all important home loan can feel like you’re at a job interview. Lenders will ask you about your spending habits, your credit score and your employment history to help them decide if you’ll be a responsible borrower. But just like a job interview, remember that it’s not all one…

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Five strategies to pay off your mortgage faster

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians spend more on housing costs than any other budget item, including food and drink. Imagine how much more money you’d have to spend on the things you value if you didn’t have a mortgage payment to meet every month. With interest rates at rock bottom, there’s never…

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Property market update July 2020

If there’s one word to describe the Australian property market, it’s resilient. Even among the tumult of 2020, prices have stayed relatively steady across the country – defying pessimists who predicted otherwise. As we enter a new financial year, the forecast for buyers and sellers alike is pretty positive. Sellers can feel confident that they’ll…

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How to get a home loan in the age of COVID-19

With interest rates at rock bottom, home loans have never been so affordable. But has the COVID-19 pandemic made things harder for would-be borrowers? John Rolfe, head of Elders Home Loans, calls it a ‘moving beast’. “Lenders are definitely very wary. They’re trying to avoid risk in an environment that keeps changing, and every bank…

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Help for home owners during COVID-19

These are troubling times. COVID-19 has already meant large scale changes to the way we live and work, with more to come. With social distancing and shutdown orders expanding across the country, a huge number of us are worried about our economic security. Many people have already lost their jobs, especially those who work in…

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Four ways to pay your mortgage off faster

Dreaming of being mortgage free? Just think of all the things you could buy with the money you send to the home loan every month! With interest rates at an all-time low, there’s never been a better time to make that dream a reality. Here are four strategies to get you mortgage-free. 1. Make extra…

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Cash rate drops to record low 0.75%

The RBA’s decision to reduce the official cash rate has seen it fall below 1% for the first time in history. The reasons for the reduction are many but one motivation was the continued weakness in some sections of the property market. Despite two previous rate reductions this year, property stocks are still low and…

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Is lenders mortgage insurance right for you?

Buying a first home, or getting back into the market after a split? With interest rates at historic lows, there’s never been a better time to buy. However, there’s still the matter of the deposit. If you want to avoid lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) you generally need to find 20% of the purchase price up…

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