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5 Tips for young people who want to buy a home (that don’t involve avocado) 5 Tips for young people who want to buy a home (that don’t involve avocado)
5 Tips for young people who want to buy a home (that don’t involve avocado)

It’s hard to forget that time millionaire property developer Tim Gurner implied on 60-minutes that forgoing avocado on toast and fancy coffee was the key to saving for a property.

Backlash in Australia and around the world was intense... Continued

February 23, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

What you must know when buying your first home
What you must know when buying your first home

We’ve noticed more and more of our clients are looking to secure finance to build their first home. So, we’ve taken time out to discuss what you need to know, in order to take advantage of the grants available to you.

Get a First Home Owner Grant The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) was introduced by the Australian Government in 2000, to offset the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on those buying or building a residential property... Continued

December 01, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

New data show first home buyers on the rise
New data show first home buyers on the rise

New data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows loans to owner occupiers are on the up and up.

The housing market has been a tough place for first home buyers for a long time, so this is great news for younger borrowers... Continued

September 22, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Do I need a deposit to buy a home?
Do I need a deposit to buy a home?

A new study by economists from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has found that a deposit is a key factor when it comes to home ownership success, especially for first homebuyers.

We’ve taken time to explain the main takeaways from the report, and provide insights into how you can improve your chances of becoming a homeowner... Continued

September 15, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

Why first home buyers are looking good
Why first home buyers are looking good

A new report by AFG says a shake up to the first home buyer market has resulted in promising signs for the sector. 

This is on the back of prospective changes to the first home buyer scheme, which is now 17 years old... Continued

May 05, 2017 by Sarah Robinson

How first homebuyers can get more back
How first homebuyers can get more back

The Australian Bureau of Statistics revised key data recently, which indicated the volume of first homebuyers was actually lower than first reported. This is on the back of findings by the ABS, stating that first homebuyers were at record lows.

So what does this mean for first homebuyers still looking to get into the market? Our latest blog explores how this news from the ABS could just work for you, as well as further insights into first homebuyer analytics... Continued

November 03, 2016 by Sarah Robinson

Why robo-advice is not good home loan advice
Why robo-advice is not good home loan advice

An increasing number of ‘robo-advice’ home loan websites, which allow people to compare loans and then apply for finance online, have raised concerns for the mortgage broking community in Australia.

Here’s what you need to know... Continued

August 11, 2016 by Sarah Robinson

Are we skipping the starter home?
Are we skipping the starter home?

USA Today published an article recently, which said more Americans are skipping the ‘starter’ home, and heading straight for their ‘second’ home. Thanks to a rise in affordable building prices in Australia, and a number of other factors, this may well be the case too.

But is it smarter to buy a starter home or a ‘second’ home first? We weigh up the pros and cons in our latest blog, so you can make your own decision... Continued

July 22, 2016 by Sarah Robinson

What if I have low borrowing power?
What if I have low borrowing power?

Like any industry, the finance world has its jargon. We believe it’s important for people in Australia to understand the terms used to describe home loans and other products in the finance sector. This is why we’re taking a moment to look at the term borrowing power.

What does it mean? How can you benefit from it? And what can you do if your borrowing power is low? Read on to find out... Continued

October 31, 2015 by Sarah Robinson

EOFY in focus for Australian homebuyers
EOFY in focus for Australian homebuyers

The end of financial year is already upon us, which in our opinion, makes it a great time to review how Australian borrowers have fared over the past 12 months. Not to mention, what’s in store for next financial year.

The 2014/15 Financial Year in focus Big things happened in Australian finance during the 2014/15 financial year. Here’s what made our top 5:.. Continued

June 19, 2015 by Sarah Robinson



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