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The 4 Interest Rate Quadrants

Are you someone who is always chasing for the “lowest possible rate”? Are you someone who is upset because you’re not getting the sharpest rate ever on market? Well, there are various reasons on why you may not be eligible for that “sharpest rate”. That’s why today I want to share my thoughts on why…
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How much are lenders passing on the June, July & October rate cuts? (Updated Oct 2019)

A quick snapshot for everyone to show how much lenders are passing on the June, July and October RBA cash rate drop and when are they going to pass this onto their customers! Also interesting enough – here’s how much each lenders have passed in total, which gives you a good idea on who are…
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[3 min Wed finance series] What is Comparison Rate and how does it help me?

You walked past a bank and saw the promotional ad hanging outside the window and you thought to yourself – wow that’s one attractive interest rate! But is it really saving you the most? That’s where Comparison Rate comes into play. One of the most common mistakes people make when choosing a home loan is…
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[3 min Wed finance series] Mortgage Broker or Bank?

When you’re looking for a home loan, you could go to a mortgage broker or to a bank. While a bank will only offer you its own products, a mortgage broker is an industry expert who will take the guesswork out of finding the mortgage or finance product that suits you and your needs.

[3 min Wed finance series] What are the Exit Costs of Refinancing?

Refinancing can be a great way to save money if you believe you are paying too much for your loan, but there is more to it than just finding a loan with a lower interest rate and making the change. Before making the switch, ensure the savings you could make outweigh the fees involved. Here…
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The top myths related to non-bank lenders

One of the most common questions I get asked by our clients is “are non-bank lenders safe to go with?”. Based on this, there seem to be quite a lack of understanding/knowledge on non-bank lenders so I thought this article from Pepper covers quite a number of common myths including: 1. Non-bank lenders are not…
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Budget breakdown: implications for property buyers and sellers

The 2017 Budget had a strong focus on housing supply and affordability. This year, housing took a back seat with no new, direct measures for first homebuyers or renters. However, some of the changes will likely have an indirect effect on both the residential and commercial sectors. Stable interest rates Homebuyers can take comfort from…
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[Investment Strategy] How to determine best offer price and cashflow forecast via cashflow calculator

Hey guys! You may have noticed that with my property stories I have been including a snippet of yield/cashflow calculator analysis. This is the tool I want to cover today as it’s a very handy little tool to help me determine the offer price, yield as well as forecasting cashflow when the property settles. I think…
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CG Versus Cashflow – which type of Investment Property should I buy next?

As investors, we always ask ourselves whether the next step is to purchase a Capital Gain (CG) focused or Cashflow focused property to add to the portfolio. I was no exception, and having gone through purchasing 7 properties now I thought I could share some of my own experiences in this regard to help everyone…
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Why Loan Structuring is even more important than ever in the post APRA world!

  It’s been almost a year and half since APRA put the foot down to intervene by clamping down the Interest Only (IO) loans. Back at that time, IO loans consist of almost 40% of the new residential mortgage lending by banks and this was seen as very risky by APRA so they’ve stepped in…
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