Neat ideas for renovating a small home

Last year, the Federal Government introduced downsizing incentives aimed at the babyboomer set. Add this to rising capital city property prices that give just about everyone an incentive to cash in on their big home, and it’s not surprising that more and more people are looking for smaller, less expensive places to live. However, when […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Property

When done right, investing in property can help you to build long-term wealth, and who doesn’t like the idea of an additional income stream? (Imagine what you could do with that!) The really great thing about property investing is that just about anyone can understand the principals. If you’re thinking about building wealth for your […]

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6 questions to ask your mortgage broker

Did you know that your mortgage broker can help you with a lot more than a home loan? Mortgage brokers are qualified as “credit advisors”, so we can be of great benefit to you in a variety of different ways when it comes to your finances. To start you thinking about maximising your financial goals […]

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A step by step guide to refinancing your home

With a home loan it’s easy to just “set and forget”. But it’s sensible to review your home loan every three years or so. We’re living in a world of rapid change, where interest rates go up and down fast, new lenders emerge and more competitive lending products become available on a regular basis. Under […]

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Why it pays to refinance an unhealthy home loan

Today’s mortgage market is extremely competitive. With so many new deals and loan features constantly becoming available, it makes sense financially to regularly give your home loan a health check. That way, you’ll be confident your mortgage is satisfying your needs and living up to expectations. If you do suspect your home loan is in […]

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April 2016 – interest rates on hold at 2%

With our busy autumn property market in full swing, The Reserve Bank of Australia met today for its April meeting and decided to keep the official cash rate on hold at 2.0%. Some forecasters were predicting that the RBA would cut rates today, in light of the rising Aussie dollar. However rates have remained on […]

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What’s the best way to finance a new car?

Are you in the market for a new car? If you are, you’ve probably been shopping for the make and model you want already! But what about your car financing? There are quite a few car finance options available that most people don’t know about. Talking to us could help you find a new way […]

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Mortgage Focus – January 2016

Happy New Year! We hope that you and your family enjoyed a very relaxing holiday break and managed to get into the great outdoors to enjoy this lovely summer weather. Are you ready for another fantastic year in our property markets? 2015 was a fast and furious year that favoured property owners and sellers in […]

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Is it time for a home loan health check?

We’ve just been through the busiest time of year in the property game. If you’re interested in purchasing property, then spring is when you’re usually flat out researching the market, viewing properties and attending auctions. But now that summer is here and the busy period is slowing, it’s a good time to review your financial […]

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Top 5 reasons to consider refinancing

A home loan isn’t just a debt, it’s a great financial tool that you can use to build wealth and facilitate your lifestyle. That’s why few people keep their original home loan for the life of the loan – it pays to keep it up to date to meet your needs as circumstances change. Refinancing […]

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Do you need to refinance your home loan?

If you’ve only taken out your home loan in the last few years, refinancing is probably the last thing on your mind. But having a set-and-forget attitude to your home loan is not ideal! Leaving your home loan unchanged for its entire term could mean you miss out on substantial savings, or opportunities to make […]

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The Simplified Referral Promotion 2015

Earn $200 per referral If you’re an existing customer of Simplified Finance Broking, you’ll earn a $200 gift card for every new home loan or refinance client you refer to us. Refer 10 new clients to us, and get a BONUS $1000 gift card! That’s $3000 in rewards! There are no maximum limits – refer […]

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