Inheritances can be a bittersweet part of life. But an inheritance alone won’t always cut it when applying for a home loan. Having genuine savings can help show lenders you’ve got what it takes to meet mortgage repayments. With many older Australians having accumulated a decent amount of wealth throughout their years, it’s not uncommon … Continue reading Where there’s a will (and genuine savings), there’s a way
What’s more important: your new phone or your next home loan? Well, we were stunned to see a recent survey that showed Australians put more effort into researching phone plans than they did their home loan. Here’s how we can help you get the balance right. More than 70% of Australians say they’re more likely … Continue reading Your new phone or your home loan? What would you research more?
Whether it’s your love life or your home loan application, no one likes getting rejected. There are many reasons why it could happen, and some can come as a big shock. So today we’ve outlined five surprising reasons to help you avoid home loan heartbreak. There are few words would-be home buyers dread more than: … Continue reading 5 surprising reasons for home loan heartbreak
For many Australians, rate hikes and inflation have made the dream of property ownership feel ever more distant. But a recent analysis shows that meeting mortgage repayments could actually be cheaper than renting for more than a third of Australian properties. Look, we get it. Often the biggest obstacle in the way of home ownership … Continue reading Buying could be cheaper than renting for a third of properties
Whoa, Nelly! The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has lifted the official cash rate again, this time by another 25 basis points to 2.85%. How much will this rate rise increase your monthly mortgage repayments, and when are the hikes expected to stop? Dubbed the “rate that stops the nation”, today’s Melbourne Cup RBA board … Continue reading Hold your horses: RBA hikes cash rate again to 2.85%