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13 March, 2017
How an offset account works If you are in the market for finance then it’s likely you would have heard the term Offset Account. They are one of the most popular home loan tools so it’s a good idea to understand what they are and, more importantly...
09 March, 2017
Making the decision to buy a home is very exciting. However, you may also find yourself confused by all the options you face when choosing a home loan. When in this dilemma, there are a few key things to consider to help guide you in the right...
02 February, 2017
Purchasing a home is one of the most exciting journeys you will go on in life, but before making such a big decision it is important to be aware of the costs you will encounter along the way. In addition to the cost of your chosen property, you...
20 September, 2013
The latest housing finance figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show total lending for housing growing in response to interest rate cuts and an overall positive housing outlook. Recent figures show the number of owner-...
Interest Rates September 2013
04 September, 2013
It’s no surprise that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates on hold at its meeting yesterday following a drop last month to 2.5% - the lowest official interest rate in over 50 years!With the majority of lenders cutting their...
Savings
26 August, 2013
Since the global financial crisis in 2008, Aussies have stopped frittering their cash away in favour of saving their pennies instead. Australian households saved $800 billion in the 12 months to June 2013. That equals about 10 per cent of after...
06 August, 2013
The Reserve Bank of Australia has just announced a 0.25% reduction in interest rates leaving the official cash rate at a record low of 2.5%.The decision was anticipated by a number of economists and a speech by Glenn Stevens made last week indicated...
First Home Buyer Family
02 August, 2013
A recent Genworth Homebuyer Confidence Index report stated that 80% of non-property owners consider it unrealistic to save 20% deposit for a home. This confirms that housing affordability and saving for a deposit remain the biggest barriers to home...
24 July, 2013
As rents continue to climb across the nation, there are now a significant number of suburbs across Australia where it is cheaper to pay off a mortgage than rent a property.New research from RP Data has found that there are 692 suburbs where it is...
05 July, 2013
At its board meeting earlier this week, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the official cash rate on hold for a second consecutive month.In an unsurprising move, the Bank said it was prudent to leave the official cash rate as is, which...

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