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Managing your mortgage

2020-10-29T01:05:04-07:00October 29th, 2020|Home loan|

There are big milestones in life like finishing school/uni, getting a job, getting married, buying our first home. We often focus on the actual event, not what happens afterwards. So what happens once you’ve signed the sale contract and the mortgage documents? Firstly, there’s the excitement of moving into your new home. What improvements are you going to make? How will you furnish it? [...]

The property market is on the move

2020-03-01T20:39:01-08:00February 25th, 2020|Home loan|

The numbers don't lie. The property market is on the move, and it's heading up. Last weekend we saw a 46sqm double garage sell in a nice inner city Melbourne suburb for $645,500. That was $245,500 over reserve. The auction clearance rate in Sydney was 84%,  Melbourne was 77%, Brisbane was 64%, all of which are way over the 57%, 55% and 38% respectively [...]

Where are you getting your financial advice?

2019-10-30T19:20:51-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Home loan, Money management|

I was reading an article yesterday written by a financial planner and she was talking about who people (particularly women) get their financial advice from. The answer she heard most was "Dad". While I love dads and think that the vast majority of them are awesome, unless they work in finance or are actively investing or buying property, they're not the best person to [...]

How to find the best home loan

2019-10-30T18:18:19-07:00October 14th, 2019|Home loan|

Finding a home loan can be hard work. Finding “the best” home loan can be really hard, so let’s break it down. 1. Decide what's important to you - remember, “the best” home loan is different for everyone. What works well for some, doesn’t work well for everyone, so figure out what will work best for you - ie, flexibility to make additional repayments, [...]