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    National real estate snapshot

    Australia's housing market has been running at full pelt since 2012 and is now taking a breather. Spectacular growth can be interesting with some sale prices below purchase prices.

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    Up-to-the-minute RBA

    The RBA minutes are published two weeks after each meeting and, while they’re probably not recommended as fascinating holiday reading, they do provide great insight into the rationale of decisions and how the RBA board sees the economic future of Australia.

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    Brokers are in demand when it comes to home loans.

    More and more Australians are choosing brokers when it comes to getting a home loan. Recent numbers sourced by Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) have shown that broker demand is on the rise.

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    Life happens. Make sure you are protected.

    As a broker, my job is to make sure you have the right loan to reach your goals. It's also my job to make sure you're protected from the good, the bad and the ugly when 'life happens'

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    Loan Market dominates industry awards, winning Major Brokerage of the Year - Franchise

    Family-owned finance group, Loan Market has dominated the 2018 Australian Broker Awards, winning six titles including ‘Major Brokerage of the Year – Franchise’, more than double any other brand.

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    How to buy a new home before selling. Bridging finance explained.

    Many of your clients will need to sell their existing home to purchase a new one so it helps to understand their finance options. The sale of a property doesn't always align with the purchase of a new property so I often recommend a bridging loan to ease financial strain during the transition.

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    The easy-to-follow guide to using refinancing

    Your monthly mortgage payment is probably the biggest expense item in your monthly household budget, so how can you save more on your home loan? Refinancing offers you the possibility of saving on your mortgage, both in the short term and over the long run. However, you'll want to explore differe...

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    Equity in property investment

    You may have access to some equity in your home if you have taken out a loan and have been paying it off for some time.

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    How to flip houses and manage your finances like a pro.

    Thanks to reality TV shows like ‘Aussie Property Flippers’ the idea of renovating for a profit is definitely a thing. But how do you ensure your flip doesn’t turn into a financial flop?

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    Loan Market launches ‘First Time Investor’ campaign to drive customer connections

    A new integrated marketing campaign from Loan Market arms brokers with the tools to stimulate business from novice property investors and existing customers - with the aim to help make the process as simple, and clear as possible.

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    12 wins for small businesses in the budget

    The budget came with a range of changes in a bid to help small businesses grow, drive export and create jobs. Our Wealth Market experts have also prepared a wrap up report for the 18-19 federal budget.

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    Refinancing. Do your clients need it?

    One of the easiest ways your clients could make a positive financial change (especially when trying to free up extra cash for the year ahead), is a home loan review.

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    5 Reasons to refinance your home loan

    Not sure why you should refinance? Loan Market explains the top five reasons you should consider making the move and switching your home loan with the help of a mortgage broker.