Finding the right property manager for your rental property

May 21, 2018 11:43:07 AM

Investing in property has long been a popular way for Australians to build wealth. As a long-term investment, it offers several benefits including a number of potential tax advantages that can result from investing in a well-managed property. Let’s take a closer look at these tax advantages.


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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Australia Mortgage, Property Manager

Income Tax and Property Investment

May 17, 2018 7:49:33 AM

Investing in property has long been a popular way for Australians to build wealth. As a long-term investment, it offers several benefits including a number of potential tax advantages that can result from investing in a well-managed property. Let’s take a closer look at these tax advantages.


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Topics: Property Investment, Mortgage Broker, Investors, Australia Mortgage, Income Tax

Autumn Home Improvement Tips

May 17, 2018 7:46:16 AM

With winter just around the corner, it’s a great time to get those home improvement projects completed and ensure your home is winter-ready. Here are three autumn home improvement projects you could get done now to help keep your home maintenance-free throughout winter.


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Topics: DIY, Mortgage Broker, Home Maintenance, Home Improvement

3 Questions to ask your mortgage broker

May 11, 2018 11:21:04 AM

When you’re shopping around for a mortgage, it makes sense to work with someone who understands the industry and market conditions. A mortgage broker is that person; someone who acts an intermediary between you and the lender working on your behalf. In your search for the right mortgage broker, we recommend you ask these 3 questions.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker

Mortgage Express named in MFAA Awards 2018

May 1, 2018 9:33:07 AM

Leading mortgage brokering company Mortgage Express has been recognised as finalists in the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Excellence Awards, which celebrate excellence in the finance broking industry and its associated businesses.


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Topics: Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Awards, mortgage adviser

3 Tech hacks to improve productivity

Apr 23, 2018 10:15:18 AM

As technology evolves so too do our digital lives, sometimes to the point where we can start to feel bogged down by the plethora of time-saving tools and life-changing apps. When it comes to improving productivity, most of us could use a little help. Take a look at these 3 tech hacks that are guaranteed to improve productivity in your digital life.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Australia Property, australia finance, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt, Tech Hacks, Life Hacks, Cost effective, Productivity, Efficient

Fixed vs. variable – how to choose

Apr 23, 2018 10:10:53 AM

Should you lock in your interest rate for a fixed period? Or take a chance on interest rates dropping even further and choose a variable rate? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to these questions. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of fixed and variable interest home loans.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Australia Property, australia finance, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt, Variable Interest Rate, Fixed Interest Rate

Australia’s Interest Only Loan Conversion

Apr 23, 2018 10:06:27 AM

Around 1.5 million borrowers could face mortgage stress over the next four years the Reserve Bank warns, as existing interest only loans will convert to principal and interest loans. While most borrowers will simply move to principal and interest repayments, a significant proportion may find the step-up too difficult to manage. Read on to find out how you can prepare yourself for this type of scenario.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Australia Property, australia finance, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt, interest only loans

How old is too old when it comes to a mortgage?

Apr 16, 2018 9:18:38 AM

Older home buyers entering the market for the first time appear to be growing in numbers in Australia and New Zealand, as a combination of rising rents and low interest rates makes buying property a more attractive proposition. But, how big a factor is age when it comes to lenders determining your lending ability? Read on to find out.


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Topics: Retirement, Mortgage Broker, Australia Property, australia finance, reverse mortgage, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt

First Home Buyer Initiatives

Mar 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM

More first home buyers are entering the Australian property market, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in November 2017, a likely result of a combination of factors including low interest rates, a softer market, better buying conditions as well as a number of State-led initiatives aimed at helping first home buyers. Take a look at some of these.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, First Home Owner Grant, first home buyer, mortgage rates, Mortgage Debt