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Is Your Property Located In One Of These Risky Suburbs?

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 30, 2015

Did you hear? Your suburb may be on a list of high risk postcodes as identified by one of the Australia’s biggest banks! National Australia Bank (NAB) has identified 40 suburbs where “significant deterioration in credit risk has been observed” and a further 43 suburbs...

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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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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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Are Lenders Cracking Down On Investment Loans?

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 18, 2015

It could soon be tougher than ever to invest in property as Australian banks move to keep up with new regulatory changes aimed at pulling back on investment loans. So far, one major bank is no longer accepting 100% of your rental income when assessing your ability to repay the...

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Why Don’t Banks Pass On The Full RBA Rate Cut?

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 14, 2015

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the official cash rate by another 25 basis points to 2.00%. That’s right, another historical low for Australia and a chance for homeowners to breathe a little sigh of...

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It’s Official: We Offer The Best Customer Care

personOtto Dargan access_timeMarch 6, 2015

Home Loan Experts has won the ‘Best Customer Service – Office’ category in the 2015 Better Business Awards. Why did we win? Home Loan Experts managing director Otto Dargan said being recognised for customer service was not just about having an expert understanding...

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Cash Rate Cut To 2.25%, Borrowers Winning

personOtto Dargan access_timeFebruary 5, 2015

The official cash rate was slashed by a quarter of a percentage to 2.25% this week and some banks and major lenders have already started passing on the drop with massively reduced fixed and variable rates. At the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) monetary policy decision...

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Banks Look Closer At Your Personal Expenses

personOtto Dargan access_timeNovember 28, 2014

Are you a little impulsive when it comes to late night online shopping? Maybe you recently signed up for a gym membership because a cute girl or guy cornered you at the train station, even though you know full well that you live three suburbs away. Now is the best time to rein...

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