What to do if Your Fixed Rate Loan Term is Nearing Its End

Nov 14, 2019 6:15:00 AM

If your fixed rate loan term is nearing its end, there’s never been a better time to review your mortgage. With interest rates at historic lows, you’ll need to decide whether to roll again for another fixed term or take advantage of cheaper variable rates and pay down some serious debt. Be aware though, if you do nothing, lenders may simply put you onto their most expensive variable rates, so it’s vital you take some action. Here are your options:

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

How to Avoid Getting Sick This Holiday

Nov 8, 2019 6:08:39 AM

How often have you headed off on a holiday only to return feeling sick and germ-infested? You’re not alone. When you consider the combination of different foods and drink, lack of sleep, sun exposure, contact with crowds of people, and new environments, it’s not surprising so many people fall ill on their return from a holiday. To help you stay healthy on your next holiday, here are a few simple tips to follow.

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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Refinancing, Health and Wellbeing

What to do if Your Property Valuation is Too Low

Sep 16, 2019 1:37:06 PM

While a property valuation is often an essential step in the home buying process, in recent months home buyers across Australia have been left feeling frustrated and disappointed with the valuation process. Lower than expected property valuations have resulted in home buyers having to pay LMI or even lose the property if they can’t cover the shortfall. Here’s what you need to know about property valuations.

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

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

Coping With Mortgage Stress

Jun 23, 2019 2:55:00 PM

New data shows a sharp increase in the number of homeowners going into retirement with a mortgage, while the average debt-to-income ratio amongst those with mortgages has pretty much doubled across every home-owning age group. Not surprising, mortgage stress is also on the rise. We share our tips for coping with and avoiding mortgage stress.

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Topics: Refinancing, Health and Wellbeing, Home Loans

Divorce And Your Mortgage

Mar 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to divorce or separation, including a number of decisions that need to be made around your biggest asset: the family home. How property is divided in a divorce or separation will differ in each situation and may need to be decided by the Family Court. Here are some of the things you’ll need to think when it comes to splitting the family home in a divorce or separation.

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Topics: Financial Health, Refinancing, Buying and Selling Property

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Mar 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM

If you need to free up a little cash as you head into retirement, a reverse mortgage could be the solution. A reverse mortgage lets you mortgage your property so you can access your equity with no repayments required until you move out. For many retirees, a reverse mortgage offers financial security to cover those unexpected expenses – like home repairs or major surgery – without having to sell the family home. Read on to find out more about a reverse mortgage.

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Topics: Refinancing, Buying and Selling Property, Home Loans

Book Your Home Loan Review

Jan 21, 2019 10:09:02 AM

As your biggest expense, keeping track of your home loan and any changes to the market or your own situation makes good financial sense. An annual home loan review could lead to significant savings, give you access to better home loan features, or let you tap into your home’s equity to fund other expenses. Read on to find out why a home loan review could help you save money.

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Topics: Debt Consolidation, Financial Health, Refinancing

5 Steps to Becoming Debt-Free

Dec 17, 2018 11:42:49 AM

Online shopping means spending money has never been easier. The convenience of never having to leave home to buy everything you need comes at a price though, as it’s just as easy to overspend and end up in debt. The good news is it is possible to break that cycle of overspending and be debt-free. We share a few simple steps to help get you started.

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Topics: Debt Consolidation, Financial Health, Refinancing

Setting a Christmas Budget

Dec 13, 2018 6:48:00 AM

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busy-ness of the season and end up spending far more than you intended at Christmas time. From buying extravagant gifts to decorating your home to the endless entertaining: Christmas spending quickly adds up. Which is why creating a Christmas budget makes perfect sense. Here are some key steps you can take to set a budget for Christmas that won’t break your bank.

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Topics: Debt Consolidation, Mortgage Broker, Refinancing