A new report has provided valuable insight into the expectations of consumers and the value they place on broker services. In partnership with Genworth and RFi, NAB Broker surveyed 1,000 consumers across two key stages of the buyer's cycle: those who intended to apply for a home loan in the next two years (either via a broker or direct); and those who had taken out a loan through a broker in the past two years. Explaining the motivation behind the report, Engaging consum
Question: I’m thinking about purchasing my first investment property – where do I start?
Answer: By Carolyn Parrella, Executive Manager, Terri Scheer Insurance For a first time property investor, there are numerous things to consider that could potentially make or break your investing experience.
Before making the commitment, consider consulting with a financial expert or adviser. The following tips may also help when you decide to take the plunge.
Identify your target
Will you be better off? If you are struggling to manage your debts, it may sound like a good idea to pay someone to fix your credit problems and roll all your loans into one loan. Here we explain what to consider before you refinance your loans and how you can get help for free. Consider other options before you refinance Check the debt consolidation loan is right for you Avoid refinancing traps Get free debt help Consider other options before you refinance Consolidating or r
A key indicator for reporting property market conditions across Australia’s capital cities is rents. The CoreLogic RP Data rental review distributed each month and released today covering October rental market activity provides a deep-dive analysis into the impact rental rates may or may not be having on capital city property markets. The October analysis shows rents across the combined capitals were virtually unchanged in October, down by -0.1% over the month, with rents low
More lenders are following the lead of the country’s biggest banks by raising the rates of their variable home loans out-of-cycle. Fifteen more lenders have recently announced increases of up to 0.20 percentage points to take effect soon. Citibank’s increases are already in effect.
Bank of Queensland and CUA were the most recent additions to the growing list of lenders on the variable rate hike bandwagon, having announced their increases on November 4.
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September 30, 2015 10:14 AM Interested in buying a home this spring buying season? Not sure if it makes more financial sense to own and occupy or buy and rent out? Weigh up these benefits and challenges. Buying a home is likely to be one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your lifetime, and with the national median house price now over $700,0001, it’s important to weigh up all of your options before you make a decision. With that in mind, here are the