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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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