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Low interest rates

What’s next for interest rates and our property market as we move through 2021?

Interest rates are at historic lows – the RBA cash rate remains unchanged at 0.1 per cent following its March 2021 meeting – but the hot topic that has the nation breathlessly watching every meeting is, ‘Will they go lower,...
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Mortgage calculator

How to use a mortgage calculator properly

When engaged in the ancient art of real estate daydreaming it’s not unusual to look up an online mortgage calculator and see if you can afford those stunning homes on your favourite listing portal. You might wonder whether, if you...
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Property Boom

Has Covid-19 changed what we want from our homes?

OK, so who’s been stuck at home, in what you thought was a spacious property, right up until Covid-19 hit? All of a sudden we’ve got people trying to find space to be able work, study and then relax all...
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Interest Rate

Your outcome or your interest rate, what’s more important?

When taking out a mortgage it’s common to focus on the interest rate and weigh this heavily, positioning this single piece of data as the deciding factor when choosing a lender. After all, the lower the interest rate, the more...
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Property Market

Australia’s property market 2021

The national property market has proven itself to be remarkably resilient following an extraordinarily turbulent year – a statement that would have seemed ludicrous last March. Early in 2020, as the full scope of the pandemic bloomed, experts forecast that...
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My key lending touchpoints for 2021

Here we are greeting a new year with renewed hope that 2020 becomes a blur and 2021 will be a far more prosperous year for everyone. As we look forward to the moment when we can farewell 2020 and welcome...
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8 Charts explaining why we’re in for a great time in property in 2021

Who would have believed it? 2021 is going to be a great year property, but if I had told you that six months ago or eight months ago you wouldn’t have believed me, would you? Now I know some people...
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Financial Plan

New data shows COVID-19’s impact on Australians’ personal finances, including debt and insurance

As Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe warns that Australia’s recovery from recession will be “uneven” and “bumpy”, new data from Roy Morgan shows the financial impact COVID-19 has had on Australians and also shows how people who have suffered negative...
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Property Market

Will low interest rates be a property market lifeline?

At just 0.1 per cent, our official cash rate is mind-bogglingly low. And based on the minutes of the latest Reserve Bank of Australia meeting, it’s expected to stay this way for years to come. However, while it’s clear interest...
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Property Market

2020 – Our Property Markets Year in Review

For a year that has been as chaotic and uncharted as 2020, the impact on the property market has been remarkably muted.  In a general sense, the major capitals have fared surprisingly well, with markets that were doing well pre-pandemic,...
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