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SMSF Lending 101: Unlocking the Additional Equity

One of the most powerful options you can utilize if you have a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is to leverage and borrow into property. Unfortunately, many individuals either do not know about self-managed super funds or they simply do not understand the concept because it can seem at first to be quite complicated. However, those who take...

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Is Now the Right Time to be Fixing your Loan?

So is now the right time to be fixing your home loan? One thing that I want to talk about today is to try and explain to you how fixed rates works versus how variable rates works. The first part of this story is, variable rates which is obviously the rates that we see changing when the RBA does their cash rate decision is what we set those variab...

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Understanding Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)

Post the Second World War, Australia transformed itself into ‘The Lucky Country’. We opened our doors to large levels of immigration and we had plenty of land, food, water and great weather that made us attractive for many who were fleeing war torn areas of Europe and alike. It was also through this era that we got our second great tag line of ...

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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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What to Expect Post Settlement Re: Your Finances

So you have secured the property and settlement has just occurred.  The stress of the last couple of days is sort of behind you as you still try to get your head around the process that just took place and all the parties that made it happen, from the two banks, the two solicitors, the selling agent, the vendor, your buyers agent, your broker and ...

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Investment Loan Structure

Most Property Investors realise that debt plays a part in operating most investment properties.  Furthermore, those sophisticated investors who learn that ‘sensible’ leverage or borrowings can accelerate their potential investment returns, take an active approach in better understanding finance and finance structuring through working with prof...

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Game Plan: Never too young to retire

Ashley is a 25-year old operations manager with a medium-sized coach business in the Hunter Valley region of NSW. Considering his young age, he is earning a good salary and prides himself on being fiscally conservative - saving money by living at home with his parents and consistently putting more than a quarter of his income into savings each mont...

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Growing Your Property Portfolio, Five in Five

Five properties in five years. It has a real nice ring to it, but most experts would agree that it makes a better headline than property investment strategy. They will tell you it’s dangerous to target a number, and that you shouldn’t stockpile properties just for the sake of adding to your property portfolio. But that headline certainly sells ...

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Buying Your Next Home

When buying your next property, your thought process will consider many pros and cons. A bigger property may accommodate a growing family or provide more space for your needs. A smaller property can be less maintenance and accommodate a shrinking family as the young ones leave home over time. Maybe location and ease of access become more importa...

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