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Fixed-rate loans all the rage
18 June 2013

Mortgage brokers are reporting a spike in borrowers switching to fixed-rate loans. With interest rates being so low, and possible further cuts to come, borrowers are looking to snap up the low rates on their loans for fixed terms while they can get it.

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How to avoid Lender's Mortgage Insurance (LMI)
14 June 2013

When buying a new property, the government’s stamp duty is not the only add-on cost the purchaser is faced with.

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Taking the punt on a yet-to-be-built property
05 June 2013

The first home owners grant (FHOG) is set for some changes in the new financial year. As of July 1st 2013 the current $7000 grant will be lifted to $10000. But there’s a catch. You must be purchasing a new home, or a home off the plan.

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Is your street 'neighbourhood', 'growth' or 'general'? What new property can be built there depends on it
05 June 2013

Planning Minister Matthew Guy began implementing the new planning zones for Victorian Councils this week.

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Falling Aussie dollar keeps rates on hold
05 June 2013

After last month’s surprise cut in interest rates of quarter of a percent, the reserve bank has kept them steady this time around.

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