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Mortgage broking articles & tips

Feeling a bit overwhelmed in trying to find the right loan for your property? There are many different things to think about when getting a home loan, and some you might not have even considered. Check out our videos and articles to learn what to look out for when finding a mortgage broker to make this process as easy and streamlined as possible.

How much Money can you borrow?

So how much money can I borrow? It's a question we all ask ourselves from time to time and it's a good question to ask and from a Lender's point of view it's a question around serviceability. So when they're talking about serviceability they're actually saying that here's the household income coming in, here's the expenditure that we've got associa...

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RBA Rate Decision – June 2014

Today the Reserve Bank met and kept interest rates on hold for another month. It's amazing what can happen after a federal budget and more importantly, an austere federal budget. We're actually seeing what I said in my last video from last month is that this budget is an important budget. And it's an important budget in terms of momentum in the ...

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What Properties are considered Risky by Banks?

I think the answer to this question is having an understanding of what properties the bank would be comfortable letting you have lenders mortgage insurance on, and that's a scenario where if you borrow more than 80% of the purchase price, so 85% - 95% of the purchase price, the bank will actually give you lenders mortgage insurance (LMI). There ar...

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RBA Rate Decision – May 2014

Hello, Ben Kingsley here and today the RBA met and release their cash right decision. As anticipated by many, the cash rate was kept on hold at 2.5 percent. In this month I want to talk to you about the big pending discussions which is dominating the financial sector at the moment and that is the budget. Next Tuesday night's budget and what that me...

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Investor Special

The investor market was one of the success stories of 2013. With Capital appreciation ramping up in many areas during the second half of the year and interest rates remaining at historic lows, Australia's property investment community saw an opportunity and began to come out of the woodwork. Ben Kingsley is featured in this Issue 14.3 of Mortgage P...

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RBA Rate Decision – April 2014

Today the RBA has left the cash rate on hold at 2.5%. So that's another month where interest rate are at historical low. Now, Glenn Stevens made a parliamentary comment earlier this month, basically saying that they see a period of stable cash rate position and monetary position. Now that's good news for the general economy because what it does ...

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RBA Rate Decision – March 2014

The RBA has just announced their decision to keep rates on hold. What we have seen from the start of the year where we had lots of economists still tipping a rate reduction, and a cash rate around 2%, we are currently sitting on 2.5% and the commentary is changing. The flavor of the message from the RBA is changing from a 'we still got some furt...

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How to Mitigate Property Risks?

In my last video, I talked to you about the risks of investing in residential property and they are important things to consider. There were five of them. There was legislation risk, gearing risk, general or what I call value risk, tenancy risk, and liquidity risk. Now I want to talk to you today about mitigating those risks. Now when it comes t...

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RBA Rate Decision – February 2014

Hello Ben Kingsley here with the RBA rates announcement just released. Cash rate remained on hold at 2.5%. The RBA will also release the minutes of the meeting which will give us a further indication in terms of how they're looking and what sort of position they are taking in terms of rates. Right now though, I think the settings are about ri...

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8 Tips to Buy in a Hot Market

I’ve been buying property on behalf of clients since October 1998 and in that time I have experienced many hot property markets.  Having moved from Perth to Queensland in 2002 and then to Melbourne in 2006 as well as travelling around the country filming Location Location Location Australia for the last 3 years, it sometimes seemed like I was of...

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