What Does The Royal Commission Mean For Borrowers?

personOtto Dargan access_timeFebruary 14, 2019

You may have heard about the Royal Commission in the media in the last few days but what does this all mean for you as a home loan borrower? Well, one of the big recommendations that came out of it will fundamentally change the way that mortgage brokers are paid and could...

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Should I Keep My Home As An Investment?

personOtto Dargan access_timeFebruary 5, 2019

Guest post: George Porter What should you do with your first home when you decide to upgrade and buy a new home? Understanding the benefits and identifying the common mistakes can help you make a better decision when choosing to either keep your home or sell it. 4 reasons...

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Is The Interest Only Loan Crackdown Over?

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 20, 2018

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will soon remove its so-called interest only “speed limit” that saw banks put the brakes on interest only loan approvals. We expect cheaper interest rates are just around the corner but is the right time to...

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7 Hot Tips To Buy A Home In A Falling Market

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 13, 2018

The media has been positively frothing this week with some economists forecasting a real estate market crash. We think that sentiment is a little overblown and we’re expecting a soft landing but, either way, the current environment is presenting many opportunities for...

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Has Your Investment Loan Borrowing Power Suffered?

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 3, 2018

Some of Australia’s best performing cities have been in decline for the last six months which means it’s a great opportunity for property investors to take advantage…if you can get approved for a home loan. Banks have tightened their lending criteria and borrowing...

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First Home Buyers Flock Back To Market

personOtto Dargan access_timeOctober 31, 2018

Is the tide turning for first home buyers? With interest rates still at record lows and the pressure on investment lending continuing, pockets of the real estate market are looking brighter for first home buyers (FHBs) for the first time since 2010. That’s according...

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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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