Blog tagged as Property Finance

Buy Now Pay Later users put on notice by credit agency
Do you use a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service like Afterpay or Zip? If so, be warned that one leading credit agency has made a big change that means your BNPL data will go onto your credit report.
29.07.21 09:02 AM - Comment(s)
Whats the best day to auction your house?
Drive or walk around your local suburb mid-morning on a Saturday and chances are you’ll pass a few freshly banged up ‘Auction’ signs. But is Saturday actually the best day to auction your home? New data suggests perhaps not.
22.07.21 03:13 PM - Comment(s)
How much extra will your mortgage cost when interest rates rise?
After 18 straight RBA cash rate cuts it can be easy to dismiss the notion that interest rates might rise again. But if the cash rate returned to mid-2019 levels, how much extra would an average new mortgage holder expect to pay each month? Let’s take a look.
08.07.21 09:28 AM - Comment(s)
Its on! First home loan deposit schemes open for applications
If you’d like to buy your first home with just a 5% deposit and pay no lenders mortgage insurance (LMI), then you better act quick, as thousands of first home buyers are expected to rush to apply for the limited spots up for grabs.
01.07.21 10:18 AM - Comment(s)
Property price caps increased for first home loan deposit scheme
First home buyers can now purchase more expensive properties under the federal government’s hugely popular 5% deposit, no LMI scheme.
24.06.21 09:53 AM - Comment(s)
Size matters: how to get more bang for your buck on property sizes
An increasing number of Australians are prioritising larger homes and bigger blocks in their house-hunting endeavours since the pandemic began. But where to look? Well, a new search tool helps you calculate which suburbs offer the best bang for your buck.
20.06.21 11:46 AM - Comment(s)
33 suburbs where buyers still have the upper hand over sellers
Most of Australia may be a seller’s market right now, but there are still a few dozen suburbs around the country where there’s more housing stock available than in previous years. Today we’ll check out which 33 suburbs are still offering plenty of options for buyers.
11.06.21 08:28 AM - Comment(s)
4 in 5 hopeful buyers dont understand key financial concepts
While most Australians dream of owning their own home, the majority of hopeful homeowners admit they don’t fully understand how home loans or mortgage rates work. That’s why we make it our mission to enlighten you during your home buying journey.
03.06.21 09:58 AM - Comment(s)
Want to switch home loans? Here are ASICs top tips for refinancing
With interest rates at record low levels, we’ve seen a big increase in homeowners wanting to refinance this year. So this week we’ll look at some of ASIC’s top tips for refinancing, plus some of our own for good measure.
20.05.21 09:50 AM - Comment(s)
Is it cheaper to buy or rent your next home? You might be surprised
While it might feel like property prices are skyrocketing out of reach, the majority of Australian homes are actually cheaper to buy than rent over the next decade, according to a new report.
06.05.21 10:11 AM - Comment(s)