With the uncertainty of tax changes gone, a lessening of borrowing restrictions, and a new scheme to help first home buyers – coupled with two interest rate drops – it looks like things are swinging back into the borrowers’ favour. The election result took most of us by surprise. The…
When you’re looking for a new home loan, the question is not, ‘How much can I borrow?’ Instead you should be asking, ‘How much can I afford to repay?’ This key factor is one of the ways lenders work out the size of your loan, and it’s called ‘serviceability.’
The way banks assess you and a loan application have changed in recent years. A credit score is now something they look at as an indicator of your ability to service a loan. By following a few simple tips and getting into good habits, you can improve your score and your chances of securing that loan.
Comprehensive Credit Reporting, or ‘Positive Reporting’ is here. And while the banks may not be happy about sharing their customers’ information with other banks, borrowers like you stand to benefit a lot more.
Is the Great Australian Dream to own your own home over? That’s the question on the lips of Millennials around Australia… and indeed many of their parents who are still providing a roof over the head of these 20-plus somethings.
Christmas is a magical time of year but it’s all too easy to get caught up in the holiday hysteria and end up spending much more than you intended on family, friends and even yourself. We’ve put together a set of tips to help you avoid breaking the bank and falling into debt, making your festive season a little less stressful.
If Dorothea Mackellar was here today she might replace her famous poetry line about “ragged mountain ranges” with one about the country’s home price ranges. Just like our natural geography, the nation’s property landscape is one of contrasts.