February 14, 2021
LMI is insurance that covers the lender’s risk within a residential mortgage transaction should the loan go into arrears and the borrower is unable to resolve the situation satisfactorily e.g. if the lender sells the property and there’s not enough to pay out the loan in full. LMI is a fairly common practice within the industry, particularly for new home buyers who may struggle to save a deposit. It usually applies when the loan is more than 80 percent of the purchase property’s priceread more
October 21, 2020
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.read more
September 14, 2020
With all the rules and changes in Melbourne happening now, it can be a bit tough navigating the housing market. To help make things a bit clearer, view our summary of the next steps out of stage 4 restrictions, and how we can help you get the ball rolling towards purchasing your dream property.read more
March 20, 2020
If you can’t make your loan repayments – contact us! In these unprecedented times, we want to let you know how we can support you, our customers and our community, to get through the uncertainties we all face. In order to contain the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19, governments around the world are taking […]read more
January 7, 2020
What is it? It’s a Government scheme to help first home buyers get into the property market. Facts: – It started on 1 January 2020 – Eligible first home buyers can apply for a Government guarantee to enable you to purchase your first home with minimum savings of 5% of the purchase price. – Once […]read more
December 8, 2019
If you are buying or selling a property, the settlement period is when you will deal with paperwork to legally transfer ownership of the property. Of course, we help you with the loan paperwork, and your conveyancer or solicitor will handle the hard stuff but knowing what is involved is key to a smooth settlement. Here we guide you through it.read more
November 9, 2019
Too loyal or time-poor for a better rate? Problem solved
Another month, another rate cut. Finance can be so tedious.
That is until you realise it could mean more money in your pocket. But how?
For many, matters of personal finance are so dull and/or difficult, they are immediately filed in the too-hard basket.
October 4, 2019
It’s certainly tough saving enough deposit for your first home.
The government’s First Home Savers Scheme (FHSS) initiative is one way you can access concessional tax savings to help boost your savings.
It’s not for everyone, and there are quite a few rules which are all on the ATO website, but in a nutshell…