How to finance building a new home

There’s something thrilling about building your very own, brand spanking new home! Perhaps it’s the knowledge that everything will be fresh and new, or the freedom that comes with being able to design the property to suit your own tastes and lifestyle needs. Always dreamed of having a lap pool? Why not! Like the idea […]

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Mortgage Focus April 2017

As we head into the Easter long weekend, activity in the national housing market continues to ramp up. Home prices in Australia’s biggest cities have jumped 3.7% since the start of the year and Melbourne and Sydney continue to lead the way, with strong property price growth and high auction clearance rates. Last month saw […]

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Mortgage Focus – February 2017

This month, the Reserve Bank of Australia met for its first meeting for the year and elected to keep the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%. The official cash rate has been at an all-time low for some time now and forecasters are undecided about where the RBA will take it next. It seems […]

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Cash rate on hold at 1.75% for June 2016

With winter setting in and no sign of our property markets slowing, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met today for its June meeting and elected to keep the official cash rate on hold at 1.75%. The official cash rate is currently at all-time lows following a rate cut last month. Forecasters are predicting that […]

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Is it time to fix your interest rate?

As your local mortgage broker, one of our most frequently asked questions is about timing the market to fix interest rates. We’re often asked “Should I fix now, or should I wait and see if interest rates get even lower?“. It might sound like a simple question, but giving you an answer is not as […]

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March 2015 wrap up

Autumn has arrived, and across Australia, property market activity is picking up after a relatively quiet summer period. It’s looking like we can expect an even busier autumn property season than last year in most cities. In the first week of March, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) held its monthly meeting and elected to […]

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October 2014 property roundup

This month, the news is all good for those in the market to purchase a property! At its October meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia has once again decided to keep the official cash rate on hold at 2.5%. This is the 13th consecutive month where the cash rate has remained at these historically low […]

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RBA keeps interest rate for October 2014 at 2.5%, as expected

With the property markets picking up during the busy spring selling season, the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to keep the official cash rate on hold at 2.5% during its monthly meeting today. Most analysts were expecting the cash rate to remain on hold after the RBA cited a “period of stability on interest […]

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