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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.

RBA Rate Decision – April 2015

Today the Reserve Governor and the Board met and they've kept interest rates on hold for the April 2015 board meeting. That has kept the cash rate at 2.25%. Now, why had they kept the rate on hold? Well the reasons come down to a few things. To begin with, they've probably seen some early signs on the economy starting to pick up. Those early ...

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What could go Wrong at Unconditional?

A couple of things that could go wrong once a contract proceeds unconditionally is the finance. The Finance may not have been in place so there might be a couple of special conditions that the bank imposes that the clients weren't aware of at the time. Examples could be, they require you to pay out of Visa cards prior to settlement just to bring ...

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Three Simple Tips to Keep a Good Credit Rating

Gaining and maintaining good credit is one of the most important things a person can do for themselves. Credit is something that is often confusing to people who are looking to start building their credit and a daily necessity to those that have an established history. Following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), Australia is now using a system wh...

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RBA Rate Decision – March 2015

Today the Reserve Bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold after dropping rates by 25 basis points last month. Now looking at the Board Meeting minutes from last month, it was a bit of a flip of the coin whether they were going to drop rates in February or potentially wait until March. Ultimately, we all know the outcome of that. They d...

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RBA Interest Rate Cut

Anchor: For the first time in 18 months, RBA has reduced the cash rate by 25 basis points. That's a quarter of a percent for you and I. The move was design to lower the exchange rate and offset declines in key commodity prices. However many are wondering how the 2015 Australian Property Market will react. Bryce Holdaway is a partner in Empower W...

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RBA Rate Decision – December 2014

Today the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Board meets and kept interest rates on hold at 2.5%. The cash rate is now been at 2.5% since August 2013 and the Reserve Bank board won't actually meet until next February so we're going to see this low monetary policy position for the extended period. Inside the minutes of the last meeting, it was also ver...

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Property Professionals: Who do you Trust?

As a Property Investor, you want to work with the most reliable and trustworthy people to help you build up your portfolio. But how do you know who's in your corner or who's out to get you? In the December 2014 Issue of Your Investment Property Magazine, Miriam Bell interviews a panel of property professionals like Ben Kingsley to ask for their opi...

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