Investors

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 that...

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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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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 have. Some...

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What Every Property Investor Needs To Know In 2015

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 23, 2015

With recent reports citing a “cooling off” in the Sydney real estate market, are there still opportunities in Australia for savvy investors? The short answer is yes, but you’ll have to be vigilant and put in the hard work…and you’ll probably also need to look outside...

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Foreign Investors Face Tough New Penalties

personOtto Dargan access_timeAugust 28, 2015

Last week, the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey introduced into parliament tough new laws for foreign investment in Australian property. These new laws are set to come into effect by 1 December so if you’re planning to invest in Australian real estate, listen up. Breaches of Foreign...

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3 Simple Tax Benefits That Every Property Investor Should Know

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 10, 2015

Do you cringe at the thought of the tax man cutting into the profit you make from your investment property? Did you know that you can reduce your taxable income and maximise your earnings from your investment? It’s important to speak to an accountant before doing so but here...

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Property Investing: Is Rental Income Better Than Capital Growth?

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 8, 2015

Do you want to build a million dollar property investment portfolio? Join the club! One of the main problems Australians face in investing is not having a clear understanding of what they’re trying to achieve. Do you want to reach your goal quickly and retire early or do you...

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Australian Property Market In 2015: 3 Things You Need To Know

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 26, 2015

Property prices aren’t slowing down on the east coast Did you know that almost every Australian capital city saw an increase in median property prices over the past 12 months to May? That’s according to MyRPData’s May Property Snapshot, which found that Sydney is still...

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Ticking Time Bomb For Investors

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 21, 2015

Have you read in the news that Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is putting the brakes on loans to property investors? We’ve already seen some major changes in investor policy and pricing but more announcements have been made. In the past week, we’ve been...

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