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Home Loan Savings

Home Loan Savings

Tuesday 18 June 19

Do you know that your home loan can help you save money? It can do that in a variety of ways. Let me explain.It does cost money to have a loan. It’s the price for the use of someone else’s money. But that’s well worthwhile when it makes

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First Home Buyers Grants and Concessions

First Home Buyers Grants and Concessions

Friday 31 May 19

As you prepare to purchase your first home, the goal can seem a bit daunting.  My Dad paid $10,000 as a house and land package for the home I grew up in.  My wife and I paid just over $30,000 for our first home.  OK,

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Using a personal loan for a home deposit

Using a personal loan for a home deposit

Thursday 30 May 19

What do you do if you have plenty of income to cover the loan payments for purchasing your first home, but you don’t have the deposit?  Would it make sense to get a personal loan, and use cash from that for the deposit?Let’s begin with

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Double trouble for credit cards

Double trouble for credit cards

Wednesday 29 May 19

Have you had struggles getting your credit card paid on time? Sorry to tell you, but it’s about to get worse!In the past, banks have encouraged their credit card customers to pay on time by charging them large penalties for late payment. However, the government

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A family guarantee for a home purchase

A family guarantee for a home purchase

Saturday 25 May 19

You have probably heard about someone being a “guarantor” for another person’s loan.  They are making a guarantee somewhat similar to how a manufacturer will guarantee their products.  It doesn’t mean that their products will never fail, it just means that if they do, the

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Special loans for first home buyers

Special loans for first home buyers

Saturday 25 May 19

You may not be aware, but there are literally hundreds of different loan products available.  We deal with about thirty different lenders, and each of them have their own special niches that sets them apart from the others.  First home buyers are a very special

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Lender's Mortgage Insurance - LMI

Lender's Mortgage Insurance - LMI

Saturday 25 May 19

What is it?  Lender’s Mortgage Insurance, or LMI, involves a special type of insurance company providing protection to the lender.  If the borrower fails to make the repayments and the lender ends up foreclosing on the loan, if the sale proceeds are not enough to cover

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Loan to value ratio - LVR

Loan to value ratio - LVR

Saturday 25 May 19

What is it?  It’s the amount of the loan divided by the value of the security property, expressed as a percentage.   So, if you were getting a $750,000 loan to purchase a $1,000,000 home, the Loan to Value Ratio, or LVR, would be 75%Why is

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Superannuation savings for First Home Buyers

Superannuation savings for First Home Buyers

Wednesday 01 May 19

First home buyers will be allowed to salary sacrifice up to $15,000 per year until they reach a total of $30,000 of contributions.  That money along with a ‘deemed’ investment return can then be drawn from super and used for the purchase of their first

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Refinancing without Boiling the Frog

Refinancing without Boiling the Frog

Wednesday 01 May 19

You have heard of the proverbial frog in the kettle. Being cold blooded, it doesn’t realise the temperature is changing as it slowly goes up. He sits there contented until his eyeballs turn white and he is boiled and ready to be served up in

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