We’re An Australian Mortgage Awards Finalist

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 10, 2018

For the second year in a row, Home Loan Experts has been named a finalist for ‘Brokerage of the Year (more than 20 staff)’ in the Australian Mortgage Awards (AMAs). Recognition in this highly-coveted award category is further proof of the professionalism of...

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3 Reasons Why You’re A Mortgage Prisoner

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 4, 2018

If you’ve been knocked back for a home loan refinance recently, you could be a mortgage prisoner. Banks have been slowly turning the screw on borrowing power and living expenses over the past year and many would-be refinancers are finding their properties are coming...

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Westpac First Big 4 To Hike Rates

personOtto Dargan access_timeAugust 31, 2018

Westpac has become the first of Australia’s largest banks to increase its Standard Variable Rates and it’s “almost certain” the other Big 4 will follow. Update: ANZ and Commonwealth Bank announced that they will also be increasing their variable interest...

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Westpac Puts The Brakes On SMSF Loans

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 18, 2018

Westpac, along with its subsidiaries St George, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA, will stop offering SMSF loans from Tuesday 31 July 2018. What options are left to borrowers wanting to buy residential or commercial property for their self managed superannuation fund (SMSF)? Can...

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ABAs 2018: We Won!

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 2, 2018

Home Loan Experts has won ‘Social and Community Service Program of the Year’ and named a ‘Customer Service of the Year – Office (more than 5 brokers)’ finalist at the 2018 Australian Broking Awards. We are humbled to once again be recognised...

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Top 10 Biggest Home Buyer FAILS

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 21, 2018

Not having a deposit or a guarantor Not having any savings of your own to put towards the purchase is mistake number one. As a minimum, you should have at least 5% deposit of the property value which you’ve saved through regular deposits into a savings account over...

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We’re A Finalist In The 2018 Australian Broking Awards!

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 28, 2018

It’s that time of the year again and Home Loan Experts is proud to announce that we’ve been named a finalist in five categories in the 2018 Australian Broking Awards (ABAs), including best customer service and major brokerage of the year. The ABAs are run by Australia’s...

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Home Buyers Snubbed In Budget 2018

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 9, 2018

With the Government promising a $2.2 billion surplus by 2020, Scott Morrison’s “Santa Claus” budget has mostly ignored home buyers trying to get into the market. There is some good news though, and investors can breathe a sigh of relief that negative gearing...

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Are Investment Loans Back In Favour?

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 30, 2018

A couple of months back, we talked about how lenders are requiring borrowers to provide more details around their living expenses and are less likely to offer interest only loans. The good news is that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) recently suggested...

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Is Your Builder Legit?

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 18, 2018

What every home builder should know It’s easy to get swept up in flashy pamphlets and portfolios that building companies market to would-be buyers. After all, you’re building your dream home. However, there are a few simple steps you should take when choosing...

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