First Home Super Saver Scheme Passes Senate

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 7, 2017

The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) yesterday passed the Australian senate, allowing first home buyers to boost their deposit saving by up to $30,000 or $60,000 for couples. From 1 July 2018, the scheme will allow you to withdraw voluntary super contributions (capped)...

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Even Homeowners Think House Prices Are “unfair”

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 6, 2017

More than ever, Australians are relying solely on future home prices for their financial stability and, in a surprise twist, property owners say they would benefit from lower house prices. That’s according to an ME Bank survey, which showed that 43 percent of respondents...

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Funny Street Names Answer To Affordable Housing?

personOtto Dargan access_timeNovember 28, 2017

Are you a first home buyer trying to crack the real estate market? A study by a group of high school girls may have cracked the answer to affordable housing: find the streets with the silliest names and you could save up to $140,000. You’ll get teased butt save a fortune Let’s...

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Mum And Dad Have Lent $65b To Their Kids

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 7, 2017

Around 30% of first home buyers using the “Bank of Mum and Dad” Outside of the top 4 banks, your mum and dad are the biggest lenders in Australia. It’s true! According to a new survey from comparison website Mozo, more parents than ever are helping their...

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Major Lender Stops Investment Loans

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 1, 2017

Should investors be afraid? One of Australia’s largest non-banks, Heritage Bank, announced today that it would no longer be accepting new investment loan applications, effective immediately. So what does it mean if you already have an investment loan with Heritage? Will...

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Why Do British Expats Struggle To Get A UK Mortgage?

personOtto Dargan access_timeAugust 24, 2017

This article is for British expats living in Australia who need a mortgage to buy property in the UK. It was written by cherryfinance.co.uk , one of the UK’s leading specialist mortgage brokers and is an expert in helping British expats secure a mortgage. If you are...

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7 Tips For Overseas Residents Borrowing In Australia

personOtto Dargan access_timeAugust 22, 2017

The past two years has seen a lot of change in non-resident lending policies and the Australian property market in general. For foreigners and even Aussies who have been living abroad for a while, it can be overwhelming trying to avoid the traps that overseas borrowers are now...

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Aussie Expats Can Beat The Investment Loan Hike

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 24, 2017

Are you an Aussie expat that has been abroad for a while? You may not have heard about the increases to investment loan interest rates! Throw into the mix the lending restrictions affecting all non-residents and you may be wondering what you can do to avoid these high costs. Read...

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What Happened To My Home Loan Rate?

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 28, 2017

Some major lenders have reduced home loan rates on variable rate home loans and hiked investment loans but it’s not all bad news for investors! How much your monthly repayments will change will depend on the lender you’re with and the type of mortgage that you...

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Government Abolishes 457 Visas

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 19, 2017

Can I still buy a property in Australia? Late yesterday, the Turnbull Government announced that it would be axing 457 visas, a scheme that has been around for over 20 years. The current scheme has instead been replaced with two new temporary visas, each with stricter eligibility...

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