ADAM RIGONI BLOG

As home finance experts, we love keeping Australians like you up to speed on finance news, home advice and tips to grow your wealth.

  1. 33 suburbs where buyers still have the upper hand over sellers

    Most of Australia may be a seller’s market right now, but there are still a few dozen suburbs around the country where there’s more housing stock available than in previous years. Today we’ll check out which 33 suburbs are still offering plenty of options for buyers.

  2. 4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts

    While most Australians dream of owning their own home, the majority of hopeful homeowners admit they don’t fully understand how home loans or mortgage rates work. That’s why we make it our mission to enlighten you during your home buying journey.

  3. Tide turning on interest rates - CBA hikes fixed rates

    Australia’s biggest bank has hiked its three-year fixed rate for owner-occupiers in a further sign that “the tide is turning on interest rates”. So if you’ve been umming and ahhing about fixing your interest rate, it could be high time to do so.

  4. Want to switch home loans? Here are ASIC's top tips for refinancing

    With interest rates at record low levels, we’ve seen a big increase in homeowners wanting to refinance this year. So this week we’ll look at some of ASIC’s top tips for refinancing, plus some of our own for good measure.⁣

  5. Is it cheaper to buy or rent your next home? You might be surprised!

    While it might feel like property prices are skyrocketing out of reach, the majority of Australian homes are actually cheaper to buy than rent over the next decade, according to a new report. ⁣⁣The latest REA Insights Buy or Rent 2021 Report reveals it is cheaper to buy than rent around 57% of...

  6. Are you a winner in this year's budget?

    The 2021-22 budget has now been released. There’s a lot of talk and I want to help break down the key initiatives targeting home ownership which could help you get into the property market sooner.

  7. Has the housing market's latest record-breaking run peaked?

    ​Property prices climbed at a breathtaking pace in early 2021, which has been good news for homeowners and heartbreaking for house hunters. However, there are seven key signs that the pace of capital gains has peaked, says CoreLogic.

  8. Business Demand For Equipment Has Hit Record Numbers

    ​Businesses across the country are purchasing new equipment and vehicles in record numbers, as companies big and small embrace the strongest market conditions seen in years, according to NAB data.⁣⁣

  9. HomeBuilder Extension Gives Applicants 12 Months To Start Building

    Tens of thousands of HomeBuilder applicants around the nation can breathe a sigh of relief after the federal government extended the construction commencement requirement from six months to 18 months.⁣⁣It’s fair to say that the success of the HomeBuilder program caught a lot of people off guard a...

  10. Refinancing Your Home Loan - What You Need To Know

    Refinancing your home loan doesn't have to be complicated.

  11. Covid-19 Repayment Amnesty Over: How To Avoid A Bad Credit Rating

    The COVID-19 loan deferral program and credit reporting amnesty is now over, which means banks will report any late repayments on mortgage or small business loans to credit agencies unless you’ve entered into a hardship arrangement.⁣⁣

  12. Support For Small Businesses

    Floods, fire and pandemic – it’s been an incredibly tough 15 months for many Australian businesses. And with government support about to end, looking after your mental health will be just as important as taking care of your business’s financial health.⁣⁣⁣⁣

  13. Keep Room In Your Budget For Home Loan Fees

    When you’re planning for a mortgage it can be easy to only focus on the biggest expense - the value of the property.