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The Turbulent Home Loan Market – Where Is 2017 Taking Us?

So far 2017 has proven to be a turbulent ride for home loan interest rates and all the signals are pointing towards higher rates on the horizon. So why are rates starting to increase and what can you do to ensure your lending remains in line with your life? Jason Dunn, General Manager, Strategy &…

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May 23 2017 Article ByAnne Street Partners

How to Escape Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)

We all know buying a home is expensive and so reducing costs are likely to be a high priority for you. In this case, an expense to think about avoiding if you can at all would be mortgage insurance. Depending on your mortgage, you will incur several fees and charges such as stamp duty and…

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November 15 2016 Article ByJason Dunn (GM Strategy & Distribution)

Home Loan Fixed Rates – Is It Worth Fixing Your Home Loan?

Home owners and investors have been thoroughly spoiled lately by the highly competitive home loan market. Those who have taken advantage of the rates on offer from lenders are clearly enjoying the savings they’re making on their mortgage repayments. Home loan fixed rates currently sit well below the standard variable rates (SVR) so, at the moment,…

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September 21 2016 Article ByJason Dunn (GM Strategy & Distribution)

Home Loan Packages, the Good and Bad

Home loans or a hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment and it’s not hard to see why. The Reserve Bank of Australia recently cut the official cash rate to an all-time low and the major lenders have been offering some highly competitive interest rates on home loans across the board. Even in these…

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August 26 2016 Article ByJason Dunn (GM Strategy & Distribution)

Getting a Foothold in the Property Purchase Market

A drop in the proportion of first-time homebuyers in March to a 12-year low might be of concern to politicians heading into a federal election, as it reflects the real difficulty young Australians have in buying a home. The number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments…

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August 8 2016 Article ByAnne Street Partners

The property investment landscape is changing, are you?

Australian banks have been under pressure from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Reserve Bank to abide by a 10% per year “speed limit” on investment property loan growth1. This has resulted in banks increasing interest rates, implementing stricter loan serviceability tests and winding back access to interest only loans to property investors….

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December 9 2015 Article ByAnne Street Partners

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