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Why property investors need savings

2022-01-10T02:59:29+00:00

Urgent maintenance is an unavoidable aspect of being a landlord, so having a cash buffer set aside will help you deal with any unexpected problems. When renting out an investment property, having access to extra cash is vital for two reasons:  To cover the costs of maintaining the property, giving it the best chance of [...]

Why property investors need savings2022-01-10T02:59:29+00:00

Three things you need to ask your partner before you apply for a home loan together

2021-11-11T05:40:23+00:00

 Before you apply for a home loan with your partner, there are a few discussions that you need to have that go a little beyond what you may know already. You’ve found someone you want to spend your life with– the hard part is over, right? Wrong. You know each other well enough to know [...]

Three things you need to ask your partner before you apply for a home loan together2021-11-11T05:40:23+00:00

Is a family guarantee right for you?

2021-11-05T04:00:22+00:00

Entering the property market is no easy feat for a first homebuyer, but even parents who aren’t prepared to hand over cash for a deposit may help by being a guarantor on a loan. Before taking the plunge however, it’s crucial to be aware of the implications involved. Here are three questions to ask yourself [...]

Is a family guarantee right for you?2021-11-05T04:00:22+00:00

Do you need a finance broker or a financial planner?

2021-10-29T04:30:06+00:00

When taking the plunge into the world of home loans and property investment, the challenge often lies in knowing which expert to approach for help. Brokers and financial planners, although similar in their professional outlook, cater to different financial endeavours.  Brokers that deal in home loans must be qualified and licensed loan advisers with in-depth [...]

Do you need a finance broker or a financial planner?2021-10-29T04:30:06+00:00

Can you make extra home loan repayments?

2021-10-22T02:50:52+00:00

Making extra repayments on your home loan can be a clever financial strategy. Investing your extra cash into your home can speed up your loan’s life cycle, with the added benefit of saving money in the long run. However, care must be taken to ensure that extra repayments are planned and the right type of [...]

Can you make extra home loan repayments?2021-10-22T02:50:52+00:00

Fixed rates vs variable – the ins and outs

2021-09-29T01:43:22+00:00

With interest rates at an all-time low, and many lender’s fixed rates lower than their variable options, locking in an interest rate on your home loan to guard against possible future fluctuation may be attractive. However, it pays to know the ins and outs of fixed-rate loans before committing to one. When purchasing a property, [...]

Fixed rates vs variable – the ins and outs2021-09-29T01:43:22+00:00

Q&A #4 – the impact of lockdowns on your mortgage

2021-09-20T06:33:41+00:00

Last Q&A of our Lockdowns series: FAQ #4: If I take a payment holiday now, will it impact my ability to refinance in the future? When assessing any loan application, lenders look at your serviceability - that’s your ability to make repayments. That includes your repayment record for any previous loans. So if you have [...]

Q&A #4 – the impact of lockdowns on your mortgage2021-09-20T06:33:41+00:00

Q&A #3 – the impact of lockdowns on your mortgage

2021-09-10T07:43:17+00:00

Today we're sharing the 3rd of our 4 FAQs on the impact of lockdowns on your mortgage. FAQ: I lost income due to Covid lockdowns and therefore can’t pay my mortgage; what can I do? First of all, contact your lender or your mortgage broker. Measures were taken by many banks and non-bank lenders in [...]

Q&A #3 – the impact of lockdowns on your mortgage2021-09-10T07:43:17+00:00

Q&A #2 – the impact of lockdowns on your mortgage

2021-09-03T08:40:08+00:00

Second part of our series of FAQs on some of the main concerns we hear from clients regarding the effect of lockdowns on their mortgage. FAQ: I have been approved for a home loan that has not yet settled and my job is impacted by COVID; will the bank still lend me the funds? You [...]

Q&A #2 – the impact of lockdowns on your mortgage2021-09-03T08:40:08+00:00

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