Mortgage Focus – March 2020

Autumn is here! Activity in the property market usually picks up during this time, so an exciting month is ahead of us. Whether your goal for 2020 is to buy a new home, an investment property, or to refinance your existing home loan, your mortgage broker will be happy to assist you throughout the process. […]

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Mortgage Focus – February 2020

We hope 2020 is off to a positive start for you Activity in the property world has been quiet of late, in line with the seasonal festive period slowdown. However, as we progress into February, things are bound to pick up. If your goals this year include purchasing a property, now is the time to […]

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Mortgage Focus January 2020

Happy new year! How was your holiday break? We hope you had a great celebration with your loved ones! With both the new year and summer holidays, our property markets are typically quiet. But if you are looking to take advantage of this quiet season, we are always available to help you out. This can […]

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Second historic rate cut to 1% – July 2019

As anticipated by market analysts, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the official cash rate for the second month in a row, bringing it to just 1% pa – a new historic low. RBA Governor Philip Lowe said last month “the possibility of lower interest rates remains on the table” and many analysts expect […]

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Mortgage Focus – March 2019

Autumn has arrived and as the weather cools, property markets around the country are starting to heat up. Auction numbers and clearance rates are a bit low for this time of year, but private home sales are going along quite strongly. Nevertheless, home values are continuing to fall in many areas, and if you’re in […]

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Mortgage Focus – November 2018

November is an exciting month as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into high-gear and we begin the countdown to Christmas. It’s an exciting time for property buyers too, as auction clearance rates continue to slide, and sellers struggle to get their price in the spring property market. Interest Rate News At its November Melbourne Cup […]

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Mortgage Focus – October 2018

The last weekend in September was a little quiet in our property markets, as buyers took time off to watch the AFL and NFL Grand Finals. We hope your team won and you’re now back on the open inspection circuit – there are plenty of bargains up for grabs in our spring property market and […]

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Mortgage Focus June 2018

We hope you are embracing the arrival of winter and enjoying the cool change. In recent weeks we’ve seen conditions for property buyers improving, with fewer homes reaching the reserve price at auction and values trending downwards in many markets. During the colder months, there are usually fewer buyers doing the rounds, so there could […]

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Mortgage Focus April 2018

We hope you had an amazing Easter long weekend and the Easter Bunny was very generous! March was an exciting month in the property world. In the week prior to Easter, we saw the highest volume of auctions ever recorded across the combined capital cities, and by Melbourne individually. Meanwhile, most capital city home values […]

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Fixed Interest vs Variable Home Loans in 2018

If you’re buying a property or considering refinancing your home loan in 2018, you may be asking yourself whether to fix your interest rate or not. Many people think about switching to a fixed interest rate mortgage when interest rates are low, in the belief that it will insulate them from future interest rate rises. […]

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Should I buy an investment property now?

To buy an investment property in 2018, or not to buy? With more than 15% of Australian taxpayers owning at least one investment property, it’s a big question on many people’s minds right now. So, what’s the answer? Last year saw some major curveballs thrown to property investors, which may have left you wondering whether […]

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Will buying a smaller investment property provide a good ROI?

A small property could potentially make a great investment, provided you choose the right one. The key to success with any investment property is thorough research. In this article, we take a look at how to research and choose the right small space property to give you the investment returns you’re looking for. Pros – […]

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