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Could an eco reno boost your propertys value?
You’ve probably heard that interest rates are on the rise and national property prices are on the way back down. Here’s how you can kill two birds with one stone: by refinancing to unlock equity and giving your home an energy-efficient makeover at the same time.
18.08.22 09:15 AM - Comment(s)
Why you might want to refinance sooner rather than later
Thinking about refinancing? As interest rates rise, so do the hurdles you need to clear. Here’s why you might want to look at refinancing soon to avoid potentially missing out.
11.08.22 09:16 AM - Comment(s)
Interest rates to keep climbing as RBA hikes cash rate to 1.85%
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by another 50 basis points to 1.85%. Here’s how to hang in there and keep up with all these monthly cash rate hikes.
02.08.22 03:59 PM - Comment(s)
Keep calm and carry on: 5 ways you can absorb interest rate rises
We’ve seen interest rates bounce back up over the past three months, and most economists are predicting more increases to come. If you’re starting to worry about your finances, rest assured there are several steps you can take now to get on the front foot.
28.07.22 09:34 AM - Comment(s)
Renovate or invest? How 7-in-10 Aussies are using their equity
Seven in 10 homeowners have recently used the equity in their home to renovate, invest in property or shares, or boost their superannuation. Have you thought about how you could take advantage of last year’s property price spike?
21.07.22 09:22 AM - Comment(s)
The tax on luxury cars just got a little cheaper
Got your eye on a luxury car that’ll make your mates jealous? Or perhaps something that’s a little more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly? Today we’ll run you through a new tax change that could help you buy something a little more la-de-da.
14.07.22 09:16 AM - Comment(s)
Single and under 30? You're a great fit for the 5% deposit scheme
Single Australians under 30 snare the lion’s share of spots in the federal government’s 5% deposit first home buyer scheme, according to new data. Here’s how to secure one of the highly coveted 35,000 scheme spots released on July 1.
14.07.22 09:15 AM - Comment(s)
RBA lifts cash rate for the third month in a row to 1.35%
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by another 50 basis points to 1.35% amid continuing inflation pressures. How much will this third consecutive rate hike increase your monthly mortgage repayments?
05.07.22 03:08 PM - Comment(s)
Financial hardship arrangement reporting is about to change
With interest rates on the way back up, there’s no doubt some households around the country are starting to do it a bit tough. Coincidentally, some big changes kick in on July 1 when it comes to recording financial hardship arrangements.
30.06.22 12:13 PM - Comment(s)
Want a first home buyer scheme spot? Heres how to get the inside lane
We’re just days away from 35,000 first home buyer scheme spots becoming available on July 1. If you’re keen to snare a place in the scheme – and buy your first home sooner – here’s how to get ahead of the pack.
30.06.22 12:13 PM - Comment(s)