Refinancing traps to avoid

Whether you’re after lower repayments or want to tap into the equity sitting in your home, refinancing can offer a world of benefits. Here are some things to be aware of so that you don’t find yourself hooked into a bad deal. Don’t be fooled by the interest rate Finding a lower interest rate doesn’t […]

Tiny House

It’s easy to understand why we look for the largest, most prestigious properties we can afford – we are constantly urged to define our success by our possessions: bigger, better, newer, faster, shinier. A relatively recent counter-movement, however, urges lower impact, fewer goods and less consumption, and at its core nestles the tiny house. With […]

Explainer: how RBA rate changes affect your interest rate

With the RBA setting the official cash rate at all-time lows, it’s a good time to work out how this impacts the interest rate on your home loan and whether you are getting a good deal or not. When the interest rate on your home loan fluctuates, it can feel as though you don’t have […]

Top ways to cut your expenses and increase your savings

Top ways to cut your expenses and increase your savings Is the key to saving a home deposit as simple as giving up smashed avo toast for breakfast? Well not quite, but spending less does make a difference. On top of a budget, a savings plan and strategies such as a high-interest savings account, an […]

Explainer: comparison rates

Explainer: comparison rates Comparing apples with oranges doesn’t make sense. To make finding the right loan easier, and to make advertised rates as transparent as possible, we have comparison rates.  You’re looking for the best mortgage deal and you see an ad. It shouts ‘3.8% INTEREST!’ and, underneath that seemingly too-good-to-be-true rate, ‘7.9% comparison rate’. […]

Pay ID

Are you fed up with sending money to someone and it take a couple of day for the money to arrive? Don’t you think in today’s world it should be able to happen in minutes rather then hours or even days? Well now it can. As long as your bank has released it to you. […]

5 things first-home buyers need to know

Before you decide to purchase your first property there are a number of things to consider, including your current personal circumstances and financial status. 1 Think about why you want to buy a home Do you want to live in it or will it be an investment property? This can help determine the kind of […]

How to pay off your home loan faster and save big bucks

Reducing the life of your loan isn’t difficult; there are many simple things you can do to cut years off your mortgage. Here are some tips that will help you be mortgage-free sooner than planned. Small extra repayments One of the most obvious ways to pay off your home loan quicker is to make extra […]

Selling your home? Here are the first steps to take

There is more to selling your home than putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign on your front lawn. Here are the first things you should check off your list to help you get the largest return from your investment and to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Choose a quality agent Asking family […]