Category Archive for "Investing"

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Aussie’s are apathetic about their home loans

Everyone’s talking about it, but most aren’t doing anything about it. By the way…I’m talking about their homes loans, A recent survey by non-bank lender State Custodians Home Loans found that homeowners admit they’d like a cheaper home loan but aren’t putting enough...
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Top tips to secure finance in Brisbane’s evolving housing markets

Queensland’s capital city is evolving every year, with big infrastructure projects changing the way its residents work and play. The Brisbane property market is also on the radar of homebuyers and investors across the country because, well, it’s much more...
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Is an interest rate war about to begin?

We’re now in the midst of the spring selling season, and there are some early signs that lenders are starting to battle for your business once more. That’s because every lender wants a principal and interest (P&I) home loan on...
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How much should you pay for an investment property in Sydney?

The median house price in Sydney may have recently dipped below $1 million, but it’s still about 75 per cent higher than it was five years ago. According to the latest CoreLogic report, Sydney property prices fell marginally over September...
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The best investment property suburbs in Melbourne

While Sydney stole all the headlines in the past few years, Melbourne quietly chugged along in the background, posting solid results and plenty of investment opportunity. In fact, in October 2017, Melbourne’s results were stronger than Sydney’s because that market...
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The unintended consequences of cutting investors out of the market

Over the past 18 months there has been a massive regulatory push to reduce the volume of investment activity in Sydney and Melbourne particularly.  But the APRA limits have impacted other capital cities, whose markets were not flooded with investors...
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What type of entrepreneur are you?

Successful property investors, business people and entrepreneurs share common traits. They also come from varied backgrounds and have achieved their success in different ways. But according to The Founder Institute, who tested more than 30,000 entrepreneurs to discover what qualities and...
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12 Brisbane suburbs the banks don’t like

Another bank has black listed a range of Brisbane suburbs where they have tightened their lending criteria for apartment buyers.  Recently Citi advised brokers of 12 suburbs in Queensland where borrowers would face tougher hurdles to get a mortgage, and have...
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More women purchasing independently on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a fantastic place to invest, live and raise a family. One demographic to recognise this fact and act upon on it are women. The 2016 Census figures showed that there were 147,937 women living on the Sunshine...
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VIDEO: Securing a property investment loan in Sydney’s changing market

Investor lending has changed quite dramatically over the past 18 months.Why has the lending environment changed so much for Sydney investors since then? The reason why that has taken place was that the government regulator, APRA, was worried about the...
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