They say all good things come to an end, and that includes your ultra-low fixed-rate home loan period. So what can you do to ensure a smooth transition? With the past couple of years offering historically low interest rates, many Australians have been able to lock in an ultra-low fixed-rate home loan. In fact, in … Continue reading What happens when you roll off your fixed-rate mortgage?
Property prices are predicted to fall over the coming year, but it’s always hard to know exactly when they’re going to start trending back up again. So if you’re interested in taking advantage of the dip, it could pay to start preparing now. Earlier this year, Domain’s June 2022 Quarterly House Price report showed national property prices … Continue reading Property prices are predicted to dip: 5 ways you can prepare to buy
You’ve probably heard that interest rates are on the rise and national property prices are on the way back down. Here’s how you can kill two birds with one stone: by refinancing to unlock equity and giving your home an energy-efficient makeover at the same time. Did you know that energy-efficient homes generally attract premium … Continue reading Could an eco reno boost your property’s value?
Thinking about refinancing? As interest rates rise, so do the hurdles you need to clear. Here’s why you might want to look at refinancing soon to avoid potentially missing out. When was the last time you refinanced? If the answer is “never”, or you can’t actually remember, there’s a good chance you’re paying a higher … Continue reading Why you might want to refinance sooner rather than later
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by another 50 basis points to 1.85%. Here’s how to hang in there and keep up with all these monthly cash rate hikes. Another month, another RBA cash rate hike – that’s four months in a row now! It’s hard to believe that … Continue reading Interest rates to keep climbing as RBA hikes cash rate to 1.85%