How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

Selling a house is a stressful experience. You’ve got to find a great real estate agent, stage your home for inspection, hope the right buyer comes along, negotiate a price and time this entire process so that you can seamlessly move into your next home. Knowing you’ve got the right real estate agent by your… Continue reading How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

7 Reasons You Should Invest in Real Estate

Real estate investment is a hot topic of conversation. So many people want to make wise decisions with their money, and real estate investment seems to be a top contender. There are a lot of benefits to real estate investment, and if you’re considering it, it’s worth looking into what those benefits could mean for… Continue reading 7 Reasons You Should Invest in Real Estate

Late week surprise…….. Me Bank Lowers Interest Changes

Late week surprise Me Bank Lowers Interest Changes   Product Name Flexible Home Loan – 1 Year Fixed (Investment) Flexible Home Loan – 2 Year Fixed (Investment) Flexible Home Loan – 3 Year Fixed (Investment) Flexible Home Loan – 4 Year Fixed (Investment) Flexible Home Loan – 5 Year Fixed (Investment) Flexible Home Loan with… Continue reading Late week surprise…….. Me Bank Lowers Interest Changes

Negative Gearing in the Property Market

Negative gearing is commonly used throughout Australia as it provides individuals with an opportunity to make an investment that wouldn’t necessarily be afforded otherwise. Put simply, negative gearing is when an individual funds an investment using debt financing, and this is offset in individual tax returns. Read full article Source: ATB Partners

BankWest bank increases Interest rates

Bankwest has just announced that it will lift its variable home loan rates. Bankwest today announced it will increase interest rates by 18basis points across its variable home loan portfolio, effective 17 November 2015. Is it time to review your Home Loan ? http://www.1300whatloan.com/news/bankwest-bank-increases-interest-rates

Fourth major bank hikes Interest rates

Last major banks announces variable rate rises The last of the four major banks has decided to increase variable rates on owner occupied and investment home loans. ANZ by 0.18% NAB by 0.17% CBA by 0.15 % The Reserve Bank of Australia still has Interest rates at its lowers in decades at 2%. BUT with… Continue reading Fourth major bank hikes Interest rates

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Commonwealth Bank Interest Rate Changes

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK Bank Interest Rate Changes

Bank Interest Rate Changes Base Variable Rate (Principal & Interest) Previous 4.28% Current 4.15% Change (%) -0.13%   http://www.1300whatloan.com/news/national-australia-bank-bank-interest-rate-changes  

  ING Interest Rate Changes

Promotional interest rate drop to 3.99% p.aING DIRECT announced enhancements to the current Orange Advantage interest rate promotion, dropping the variable interest rate to 3.99% p.a. (comparison rate 4.19% p.a.) and removing the loan amount threshold of $500,000.They also have our 1% cash back on monthly mortgage repayments of up to $3,000 promotion. All that… Continue reading   ING Interest Rate Changes

The same day the RBA leaves rates alone at 2%. What has your bank do?

 The same day the RBA leaves rates alone at 2%. What has your bank do?  http://www.1300whatloan.com/news/same-day-the-rba-leaves-rates-alone-what-has-your-bank-do “1300WHATLOAN – Keeping you up-to-date with all Lender Changes and Product News”

What’s the difference between a buyer advocate and a real estate agent?

You’ll see them at open for inspections and auctions. In their orange vests and badges, clutching Ipads and clipboards, they are checking out houses for clients. ?Mal James of James Buyer Advocates (he’s the one in the checked hat) and his team specialise in finding properties in the $1million plus range for clients. Buyers’ advocates… Continue reading What’s the difference between a buyer advocate and a real estate agent?

Overseas Buyers Creating ‘Seismic Changes’

A Federal Government proposal to charge foreign buyers application fees each time they buy property in Australia is ‘tickling around the edges’ – and it won’t tackle the ‘seismic’ changes in Melbourne’s housing market. Mal James of James Buyer Advocates in Melbourne says 50 to 75 per cent of properties on the books of some… Continue reading Overseas Buyers Creating ‘Seismic Changes’

Making News this week

Financial institutions offering older Australians home loans that will leave them in debt until they’re 105 About 90 per cent of all loans have no age restriction and the 10 per cent that do are restricted to people aged from 65 to 75, new data by comparison website RateCity found. http://www.heraldsun.com.au Banks more cautious on… Continue reading Making News this week

Ten Tips for Picking Property Hotspots in Australia

The biggest skill an investor can have is to know how to predict the market. Obviously no one has a crystal ball and no one can predict with 100% certainty what’s going to happen, but there are ways to form an educated opinion. And let’s face it, choosing an investment based on an educated opinion… Continue reading Ten Tips for Picking Property Hotspots in Australia