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News: Is ScoMo’s First Home Buyer Scheme Any Good?

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 16, 2019

The Government has announced a new first home buyer scheme just days out from the Federal Election. So how does it stack up in improving housing affordability? How it works If you have saved at least 5% of the property value as a deposit, the Government will guarantee up to 15%...

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WATCH: Investment Loans, Rates And SMSF Borrowing

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 26, 2019

WATCH: Home Loan Experts managing director Otto Dargan speaks with Your Money about investment loans, interest rates and borrowing for your SMSF. Rates are lower but investment lending is still tight The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) removed the cap on...

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Interest Rate Specials – April 2019

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 9, 2019

April 2019 interest rate specials This month, some of our lenders have announced some exceptional interest rate discounts. Home loan: From 3.55% (comparison rate 3.67%) – conditions apply. 5 years fixed: From 3.79% (comparison rate 3.80%). Investment loan: From 3.89% (comparison...

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Budget 2019: Are Home Buyers Winners?

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 5, 2019

Budget 2019: Who are the winners? Budget 2019-20 is here…but there isn’t all that much for borrowers or the property market. However, if you squint really hard, there are some surprising golden nuggets that first-time buyers and business owners may have overlooked. No...

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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 over 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 have...

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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 to...

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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 our...

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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 by...

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