A Good Time to Review Your Mortgage

Jun 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM

Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of Australia reduced its official cash rate (OCR) to a record low 1.25 per cent. Many of the major banks have already announced changes to their home loan rates, and home loan experts are urging Australian borrowers to find out if they are eligible for a rate cut. There’s never been a better time to review your mortgage by contacting your Mortgage Express broker.


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Topics: Financial Health, Refinancing, Home Loan Rates, Buying and Selling Property

First Tier Lenders vs. Second Tier Lenders

Jun 17, 2019 5:26:40 PM

Stricter lending conditions across Australia have led to a rise in the number of borrowers turning to second tier lenders for finance. Second tier lenders – who can be smaller banks or non-bank lenders – whilst also tightly regulated, can often have more flexibility in the rates and fees they can offer. As a borrower who doesn’t quite meet bank lending criteria of the Big 4 Banks, a second tier or non-bank lender may be the answer.


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Topics: Home Loan Rates, Buying and Selling Property, Home Loans

Understanding Borrowing Capacity

May 17, 2019 11:22:30 AM

Before going house hunting, it makes good sense to know how much you can actually borrow from your lender. Your borrowing capacity is the amount that a lender will lend you to buy a property. Sounds simple but it’s not: there are all kinds of factors involved that determine the amount a lender comes up with, and your loan amount can vary from lender to lender. Read on to find out more about borrowing capacity.


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Topics: Home Loan Rates, Buying and Selling Property, Home Loans

How to Get a Home Loan When You’re Self-Employed

Apr 15, 2019 11:48:11 AM

When applying for a mortgage, most lenders require you prove your income which can be a challenge if you’re self-employed; particularly if you haven’t already done your taxes or been in business for very long. But that doesn’t mean the end of your home ownership dreams. At Mortgage Express, we help self-employed borrowers every day, working with lenders who offer alternative options and access to competitive home loans.


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Topics: Home Loan Rates, Buying and Selling Property, Home Loans

Could Your Debt Affect Your Home Loan Application?

Nov 10, 2018 11:19:02 AM

When assessing your home loan application, your lender will look closely at your financial situation, including your employment history, your income and any assets, as well your liabilities – or debt – and your outgoing expenses. Your debt to income ratio (DTI) is an important factor in this process, which some lenders use to measure your ability to make repayments.


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Topics: Debt Consolidation, Mortgage Broker, Home Loan Rates

How Lenders Assess Mortgage Applications

Nov 9, 2018 11:00:54 AM

Every lender has its own method and formulae for determining an applicant’s credibility and lender-ability. While the criteria may differ from lender to lender, there are a few factors that all lenders use to profile their clients. Take a look at what these are, and we also share a list of guidelines to ensure your mortgage application is error-free.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Home Loan Rates, Home Loans

Understanding Asset Finance

Oct 16, 2018 8:49:32 AM

As a small business owner just starting out or expanding your growing business, choosing the right type of finance to buy the equipment and assets you need can mean the difference between thousands of dollars saved or spent. To help you choose the right finance for your business, take a look at some of your options.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Home Loan Rates, Home Loans

How Lenders Assess Risk

Oct 16, 2018 8:04:00 AM

Much like you, lenders are in business to make money, and when they lend to you, they take a calculated risk that you will repay your loan. When assessing financial risk for a business loan, lenders look primarily at the business owner but there are other equally important factors they consider too. Take a look at what these are.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Home Loan Rates, Home Loans

To Refinance or Not?

Aug 17, 2018 10:30:18 AM

Most Australian homeowners choose to refinance because of interest rate. But that’s not the only thing to consider when deciding whether or not to refinance. If you are thinking about refinancing, it’s important you consider all of the reasons to do so, as well as the options available to you so you can make the best decision.


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Topics: Refinancing, Home Loan Rates, Home Loans

Marketing Tips to Fast-Track Your Sale

Aug 17, 2018 10:20:06 AM

When selling a property, one of the most important steps is generating interest, and the best way to do this is through a focused marketing campaign. A strong marketing campaign will help you sell your property in the shortest amount of time, for the best price, with the least amount of aggravation. Here are our tips to help get you started.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Home Loan Rates, Buying and Selling Property