Type ‘self-employed home loans’ or ‘finance for self-employed business people’ into Google and you’ll probably end up thinking that your lending choices are very limited. But before locking in your next loan, make sure you do your research thoroughly and understand all the options open to you to help find the finance that benefits you […]

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According to their local newspaper, residents in the relatively quiet streets of leafy Elsternwick reportedly are dealing with a few local traffic hiccups now that popular property renovation TV show, The Block, is filming its latest season in the family-friendly suburb. Already, the word on the street is that the completed project is set to […]

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If you’re like a huge percentage of Australians who ignore their superannuation until it’s too late, it’s time to take control. For a lot of Australians, superannuation needs to form a significant part of their retirement plans and if you fit into that category too, the good news is that there are some steps you […]

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Money saved on a property purchase might mean the difference of tens of thousands of dollars on your next home loan – and that means more money to spend on other things you love. If you’ve ever worried that housing affordability in the big city feels too far out of reach, you may have considered […]

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If you haven’t caught up with the latest news from the world of credit reporting, it’s important to note that, from July 1, 2017, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will inform credit rating agencies of any businesses that have outstanding tax debts. Given the reality that 65.2% (worth around $12.5 billion) of these late payers […]

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So, you’ve secured your loan for your fantastic new home or property investment and now settlement date is getting closer. To ensure your big day goes off without a hitch, try these practical tips for property settlement success. Tips for a successful property settlement 1. Understand your settlement Property settlement is the name given to […]

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Now that the dust has settled on the Federal Government’s latest national Budget, it’s important to understand what it means to you and your mortgage.   There is some good news – and if you’re preparing to purchase your first home, you might just be winning.  Treasurer Scott Morrison called the 2017-2018 Federal Budget honest” […]

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If you care about sustainability and environmental-awareness, you’ll appreciate that going solar is about more than just saving you some costs on your utility bills. The truth is, though, making the decision to switch to solar power is an initial investment. But, the good news is that it can reward you with long-term savings. To […]

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If you run your own business, you probably enjoy some important freedom – and face some additional challenges. When it comes to applications for home finance, lenders may ask you to jump through extra hoops to ensure you meet their lending criteria and it’s important to understand that and be prepared – rather than assume […]

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Whether you’re buying a home to live in, or a property to rent out as an investment, knowing what insurance to have in place ensures your assets are protected. But how can you shop around for the best possible insurance deal to suit your needs? These tips will help – and remember to always check […]

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