11 Reasons You Need a Mortgage Broker

For many Australians, buying a home is a priority, yet housing affordability is a pressing concern. Generation Y, in particular, is faced with high further education fees and a lack of suitable employment. In some areas, most notably Sydney, property prices far outstrip median income. Government advice to “just get a good job” is not…

Family in their home

What does the FSI mean for mortgages?

Let me preface this by saying that the FSI is an acronym for Financial System Inquiry. For further information click FSI    Governments FSI response: what it means for mortgages. It’s been 10 months since the FSI published its final report. Now the government has made its decision on recommendations that will reshape the Australian…

How Investment Lending changes will affect you!

How Investment Lending changes will affect you!

How Investment Lending changes will affect you! Some of you may or may not be aware of the recent big changes in regards to investment lending that occurred over the past few weeks. The official Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (also abbreviated to APRA) has been consistently pressuring banks into significantly limiting their investment lending growth…

Open House Inspection

Open House Inspections

It’s no secret that house hunting can most certainly be a daunting task. Regardless of whether this is your second investment property or your first dream home. Now that you have scanned through your local real estate listings and have spent countless hours investigating every “For Sale” sign in your dream neighbourhood, you may have…

Renovation for Profit

Renovation for Profit

Many people nowadays think that a simple renovation will lead to further profits, but this is not always the case. We discuss how to profit from a renovation. Starting with the most important factor, the RIGHT suburb, street, address! A particular area can attract significantly higher prices for renovated homes than others. Start by researching…

Our ever booming Construction industry

Over the last few years we have seen record breaking housing constructions underway and according to researchers this is going to simply continue. Researchers show that the construction boom has encouraged the extended low periods of interest rates, which in effect have encouraged more builders and developers. It has been recently reported that home building…