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RBA HOLDS CASH RATE – JUNE UPDATE

At its latest meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the cash rate on hold at 4.35 per cent.

Read today’s official statement on the RBA’s website. The board meets next on August 5-6.

THE TINY HOUSE MOVEMENT

The tiny house movement has been around for some time now, but despite its growing popularity, legislation is yet to catch up. If you’re interested in joining the tiny home movement, here are a few things you need to consider before buying.

EOFY TAX TIPS FOR INVESTORS

It’s that time of year again when you need to tally up your receipts and delve into your tax affairs. Here are some investment property tax tips for the end of the financial year.

6 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK YOR MORTGAGE BROKER

With 13 consecutive cash rate increases anticipated in 2022 and 2023, prospective homeowners and existing mortgage holders may be facing uncertainty.

Here are several questions that we encourage you to ask us.

WHAT IS LENDERS MORTGAGE INSURANCE?

Buying your first home is a significant milestone.  However, saving up a 20% deposit can be daunting, especially when managing rent and living expenses.

In this article, we delve into the basic concepts of LMI and address some of the most commonly asked questions.

IS THE REFINANCING BOOM OVER?

Last year, we saw banks offering eye-watering cashback offers to lure refinancers in. In 2024, the landscape looks a little different. So, is the refinancing boom over and where to from here?

PROPERTY INVESTMENT JARGON EXPLAINED

What is negative gearing and how does it work? Heard of rental yields but not sure what they are exactly? We break down the common property investment jargon into layman’s terms.

THE SMART PROPERTY INVESTMENT PODCASTS WE RECOMMEND

We listen to real stories from real investors – check out our top recommendations.

5 RULES SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY INVESTORS FOLLOW

The wonderful thing about property investing is that it opens your world up to different ways to potentially build your wealth.

YOUR HOME LOAN APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Here’s what you can do today to optimise your chances of being approved for a home loan down the track.

WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2024?

Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see in 2024.

PROPERTY MARKET SNAPSHOT AUSTRALIA | DECEMBER 2023

Snapshot of Australia’s property market for the week ending 3 December 2023.

5 TIPS THAT MAY TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF SETTLEMENT DAY

Settlement day can be nerve-wracking, but with the right planning and support from professionals who have your back, it need not be.

5 WAYS TO FINANCE YOUR RENOVATION

There are all sorts of ways to fund your dream renovation – some of which you may not have considered. Here are our tips for financing your renovation goals.

4 COMMON PROPERTY INVESTMENT MISTAKES

Diving into the world of property investment can be both exhilarating and daunting. Here’s a guide to help you avoid four common mistakes when buying your first investment property.

HOME LOAN APPLICATION PROCESS EXPLAINED

It’s an exciting time and nothing compares to the feeling of holding the keys to your very own property in your hand. If you’re new to buying property, here’s how the home loan application process works.

PROPERTY MARKET SNAPSHOT AUSTRALIA | NOVEMBER 2023

Snapshot of Australia’s property market for the week ending 5 November 2023.

CASH RATE RAISED TO 4.35% INCREASED BY 25 BASIS POINTS

Luck wasn’t on the side of variable homeowners this Melbourne Cup Day. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the cash rate a quarter of a percentage point to 4.35 per cent.

PROPERTY MARKET SNAPSHOT AUSTRALIA | OCTOBER 2023

Snapshot of Australia’s property market for the week ending 1 October 2023.

CASH RATE HOLDS AT 4.10%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has decided to press pause for a fourth consecutive month, leaving the cash rate on hold at 4.10 per cent.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REFINANCE?

With so much movement on interest rates lately and roughly half of all fixed-rate loans expiring this year, refinancing is on many people’s radars.

PREPARING FOR A SPRING PROPERTY PURCHASE

Spring has officially sprung and in the property world, it’s an exciting time of year.

SMART INVESTING FOR THE BUDGET-SAVVY

Is a small budget holding you back from property investment? Think again!

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