Using the equity in your home to invest again
24 June 2013

Low interest rates and a flat housing market may mean it’s a good time to use the equity in your home to invest in a second property.

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Sliding dollar could mean growth
21 June 2013

There are fresh hopes Australia's recently hard-hit export and manufacturing industries might get relief with the recent slide in the Aussie dollar, and further falls predicted.

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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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