Why would you want a remortgage?

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A remortgage is when you take out a loan on a property on which you already have a mortgage. Quite simply, this replaces your existing mortgage with another, which can be done because your existing product is coming to the end of its term, you want a cheaper rate, you … Read More

First Home Buyers Bounce Back on Stamp Duty Concessions in Vic and NSW

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    The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that there has been a rebound in owner occupier first home buyer housing finance commitments. In August 2017, there were 10,227 owner occupier first home buyer finance commitments.  The 10,227 commitments was the greatest number since December … Read More

The Benefits of Investing in Real Estate

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Investing in real estate in has generally always been a profitable business decision. Many of the world’s richest persons accumulated their wealth through real estate. With Illawarra Home Loan finance you can start to build a solid property asset with a relatively small amount. Come and see us – we are … Read More

4 Great Ways to Invest in Real Estate

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Most business experts would agree that allocating assets into real estate is a good way to balance one’s investment portfolio. As our society, continuously and rapidly modernizes and population grows in most parts of the world, the need for housing and infrastructure also increases. The real estate market is an … Read More

Australian housing finance data for July

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Home loans up 2.9% m/m, a beat expected 1.0%, prior was 1.2% revised from 0.5% Investment lending down 3.9% m/m … the RBA will see this as showing policies to limit investor borrowing working prior was 2.3%, revised from 1.6% Owner-occupied loan value up 0.9% m/m … renewed efforts on … Read More

Bigger Isn’t Always Better When It Comes to Financial Advice

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Here’s why a smaller, independent adviser could be a better fit for your financial needs than the big-name institutions. To start with, there’s the bewildering array of titles, including broker, adviser, planner, manager and even coach. By the time they get to the method of compensation (fee-only, fee-based or commission) … Read More

Breaking down the budget.

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Budget can be a tough time, even if you are financially savvy. Politicians are experts at putting forward a budget that sounds amazing (spin anyone?) but when you break it down it affects you more than you realise. So how does the 2017 budget affect you? Let’s take a snapshot … Read More

Negative Gearing – A Political Game.

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Property has always been seen as an easy mark to raise taxes and duties but the price we pay may be higher than what can be forecast during this election campaign. Negative gearing is going to be an election pressure point. Both sides of the government seem to be aiming … Read More

The Family Home

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We have huge under-utilised assets in the family home; why shouldn’t it be used to accumulate wealth for those still earning a living and contributing to the system? If we take that away where will the money go? Certainly not in to our shaky share market with dismal results – … Read More

Housing demand slowing, but no bubbles bursting

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It’s going to burst! Property heading for disaster! We’ve all seen the headlines, they make great click bait and generally creates panic for everyone, home owner and mortgage lender alike. But let’s take a step back and look at some facts, they make the world go round and they paint … Read More

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