Be Prepared to Shop Around

Home loan customers can make significant savings if they are prepared to shop around for a better interest rate, says mortgage broker network 1300HomeLoan. 1300 HomeLoan Managing Director John Kolenda said while official rates have stayed on hold at a record low of 1.5 per cent for the past six…

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Getting Real About Refinancing

Just because you find the right loan now doesn't mean it's going to still work for you in 5 year’s time. That's where refinancing your mortgage comes in. Not everybody sticks with the same mortgage throughout its whole term. While it's tempting to think that when you find the right…

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The Home Loan Process Explained In 6 S’s

The home loan process isn't so scary. Once you know what to expect, you'll be better armed to purchase a property, and feel more confident. Before you can nab yourself your very own property, you need to go through the process of securing a home loan. The trouble is, if…

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Your Guide To Inspections Before Buying A Home

There are so many costs and processes involved with buying a home - have you considered which inspections you might need? Buying a house is a complicated process, and once you find the right one - as well as a good variable or fixed home loan - the last thing…

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3 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

You've managed to find the right loan from your mortgage broker and have just bought your new home - now how do you add value to it? After considering fixed and variable home loans, you've managed to find the right loan and have just bought your new home; now you want to…

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Money Saving 101

Saving money can often be one of the hardest things to do - it's like putting a chocolate bar on the corner of your work desk, but not eating it. A survey from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission found that 41 per cent of Australians are saving a little…

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Should you buy a unit or a house?

In the 12 months to February 2013, approvals for houses in Australia remained nearly unchanged, while those for units increased by 36 per cent. With record-low interest rates, there's never been a better time to find the right loan. However, one record leads to another. Because of the cheaper rates, Australia is…

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