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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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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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NAB Moves Closer To Comprehensive Credit Reporting

personOtto Dargan access_timeFebruary 20, 2018

Borrowers will soon feel the power of positive credit reporting The National Australia Bank (NAB) is the first major Australian bank to begin using comprehensive credit reporting (CCR) but not just yet for home loan applications. Its system will be implemented for personal loans,...

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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) you...

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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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