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June 2022 Newsletter

By |July 1st, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Creative, Newsletters|

  Now that the winter solstice has passed, we get to enjoy a little bit more daylight every day. I hope you enjoy these four property and finance stories as well: Property achieves big milestone [...]

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May 2022 Newsletter

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Creative, Newsletters|

  Fun fact: we're just a few weeks away from the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. In the meantime, here's some even more interesting news: Why it might be time to refinance [...]

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April 2022 RBA Announcement

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Creative, RBA Updates|

  As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia kept the cash rate on hold at its April board meeting, with few commentators expecting a rate hike ahead of the federal election. But with inflation increasing, [...]

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March 2022 Newsletter

By |April 1st, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Creative, Newsletters|

  Planning to go away for Easter? If so, book now, because hotels are filling fast. In the meantime, here’s what’s making news in property and finance: Property investor activity surges House-unit price gap widens [...]

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March 2022 RBA Announcement

By |March 1st, 2022|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to keep the cash rate on hold at its historic low of 0.10% at the board’s March monetary policy meeting. The RBA’s last rate hike was more [...]

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February 2022 Newsletter

By |February 24th, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Creative, Newsletters|

  Great news about the international border reopening! Meanwhile, here's what's making news in property and finance: Borrowers set home loans record First home buyers get savings boost Homebuilding costs rise 7.3% How to prepare [...]

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January 2022 Newsletter

By |January 28th, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  Let’s hope we have plenty of good news on the health and economic fronts in 2022. In the meantime, here’s what’s making news right now: City-by-city property outlook Mortgage activity surging Rents rise 7.4% [...]

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December 2021 Newsletter

By |December 16th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, Newsletters|

  Can you believe it’s already the end of the year? Here are five stories that will help you look ahead to 2022: Mortgage 'loyalty tax' rises Property listings trending up Average loan size jumps [...]

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December 2021 RBA Announcement

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

  In its last monetary policy decision of the year, the Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the cash rate at a record-low 0.10%. The RBA expects the economy to expand by 3% this year, [...]

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November 2021 Newsletter

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, Newsletters|

  Just one month to Christmas! Don’t forget to start buying your presents, because a lot of orders are being delayed right now. In the meantime, here are four stories making news: Australia goes on [...]

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October 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept the cash rate at a record-low 0.10%, as the overwhelming majority of commentators expected. Throughout this year, the RBA has said repeatedly it will not increase the [...]

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September 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s board (RBA) announced the cash rate is being held at 0.10%, where it has been since November 2020. The move was widely anticipated, as the RBA’s board has said they [...]

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August 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced the cash rate will remain unchanged at 0.10% after its monetary policy meeting today. This marks the eighth consecutive meeting at which the cash rate has been held [...]

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July 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

In line with expectations, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the cash rate at 0.10% at its sixth monetary policy meeting this year. RBA Governor Dr Philip Lowe has repeatedly maintained that the cash [...]

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June 2021 Newsletter

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Interest Rates, Newsletters, Property Market|

Wondering what's happening in the market? Check out these stories: Borrowers hit with loyalty tax Keep lending standards high, says RBA Property market sets new record Government releasing 30,000 grant spots Read more below. Loyal [...]

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June 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the cash rate unchanged at 0.10% for June, following its monthly board meeting. The decision was widely anticipated, as the RBA’s board has repeatedly maintained it will not [...]

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May 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept the cash rate unchanged in May following its monthly board meeting, despite surging property prices and a resurgent economy. RBA governor Philip Lowe said the central bank [...]

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April 2021 Newsletter

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|

  There's some big property and finance news around right now: Property market running hot Banking system in good health Home Builder construction extension Power prices fall 8.8% Read more below. Declan Hanratty 0409 089 [...]

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April 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s board (RBA) made its third call on the cash rate this year and, in line with expectations, kept it steady at 0.10%. This is despite the faster than expected economic [...]

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March 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced the official interest rate is being held at 0.10% where it has been since November. The move was widely anticipated as the RBA’s board has said they do [...]

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February 2021 RBA Announcement

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, RBA Updates|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has left official interest rates on hold at its first monetary policy meeting of the year. Last year, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the RBA board made three [...]

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December 2020 Newsletter

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Blogs, Corelogic, Property Market|

It might be (almost) Christmas, but there's still plenty of big news: Rents surge in smaller capital cities Govt extends HomeBuilder by 3 months Property prices keep rising Beware of online shopping scams Read [...]

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Christmas, a time to be merry, a time to catch up with loved ones, a time to experience financial stress

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

Christmas, a time to be merry, a time to catch up with loved ones, a time to experience financial stress Christmas time is about spending time with family, relaxing after a busy year and celebrating [...]

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The unexpected costs of selling your home

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Mortgage Broker|Tags: , , , , |

The unexpected costs of selling your home Byline author: Kate Browne Publication: Vanquish Finance Group You’ve put your house on the market for a reasonable price and you’ve got your eye on another property. You [...]

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APRA announces, it will remove the 10% investor cap restriction

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Regulators & Credit Policy|Tags: , , , |

APRA announces, it will remove the 10% investor cap restriction This week, APRA announced that it would be removing its 10 per cent benchmark on investor loan growth for banks as long as they can [...]

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What Aussies are talking about when it comes to property

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Property Market|Tags: , , , |

What Aussies are talking about when it comes to property The question on everyone’s lips, is Australia heading for a property crash? What is really going on in the property market with so much [...]

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Are you retirement ready?

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Wealth Creation & Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you retirement ready? Retirement is coming whether you like it or not, figuring out how much you may need when you retire requires planning and thought, but having an idea of what sort of [...]

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What is a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF)?

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Wealth Creation & Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF)? A Self-Managed Super Fund, (SMSF), is a do-it-yourself superannuation scheme which allows people to take direct control of their investments, strategies and retirement planning. Superannuation is an [...]

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Negative gearing, positive gearing, what does it all mean

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Property Market|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Negative gearing, positive gearing, what does it all mean Negative gearing is a term that’s mentioned quite frequently in the investment pages of financial publications and at most barbecues around Australia. It is the [...]

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How a Mortgage Broker is remunerated?

By |October 7th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Mortgage Broker|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How a Mortgage Broker is remunerated? This is a really good question we are asked all the time, even from friends and family.  It’s a very important question and one that needs to answered [...]

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Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Mortgage Broker|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why use a Mortgage Broker? I think Mortgage Brokers are needed more today than ever before, why? I have been working in this field for over 10 years now, and every year that has [...]

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Do you have a risk strategy? Are you appropriately insured? Do you need to review your insurances?

By |June 21st, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Risk Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you have a risk strategic?  Are appropriately insured? Most Australians are under insured or have no insurance at all.  Most Australians don’t even have, or given thought to, an appropriate risk strategy. We [...]

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7 key attributes to look for when choosing your mortgage broker

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Mortgage Broker|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

7 key attributes to look for when choosing your Mortgage Broker Quite simply, a good mortgage broker can make your life easier and save you valuable time and money. Here’s how to find one. When [...]

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Buying off the Plan, can be Riskier than People Think

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Property Market|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Buying off the Plan, Can be Riskier than People Think  History shows time and time again that: real estate is a good investment, whether it be your home or an investment property; we Australians love [...]

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The Finance Landscape is Changing

By |August 6th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Regulators & Credit Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Finance Landscape is Changing Interest Rates Go Up For Investors & Policy Tightens In response to APRA’s (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) request for lenders to tighten policies for investment lending, financiers have commenced sweeping [...]

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3 Fundamentals of Wealth Creation!

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Wealth Creation & Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 3 Fundamentals of Wealth Creation 1 – Develop a Strategy to Build Assets The wealthy know that holding quality assets is the key to wealth.  They also know that a key component is the [...]

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Why Australians Love Property?

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Property Market|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why Australians Love Property Residential property offers Australians the security of ‘bricks and mortar’ compared with the fluctuating values of shares and commodities.  This is one of the reasons most banks will lend up to [...]

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6 Helpful Steps to Follow When Choosing a Home Loan!

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Property Market|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

6 Helpful Steps to Follow When Choosing a Home Loan Affordability When choosing a home loan, your affordability should be at the front of your mind, we recommend you should look at what you can [...]

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