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    How to find a better home loan rate

    If you’re experiencing mortgage stress, you’re certainly not alone. Around 17% of Australians currently have to spend 30% or more of their income to pay off their mortgage. It’s a less than desirable category to be in, so finding a better home loan rate is crucial to avoiding mortgage stress.

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    Refinancing your home loan

    Undoubtedly, home buyers want to get the best mortgage rates, yet there’s also hesitancy around refinancing. Some people think it’s going to be a complicated and drawn out process, with the work needing to be done outweighing the benefits. After all, there were enough forms to fill out and terms ...

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    Three big wins for Loan Market at the Australian Mortgage Awards

    Loan Market is celebrating success with some of its star brokers and teams taking out three top honours at the 2017 Australian Mortgage Awards (AMAs) on Friday 27 October, 2017.

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    Dealing with mortgage stress

    All mortgages can be stressful to deal with however, the term ‘mortgage stress’ specifically refers to household income not being able to cover mortgage repayments (for example, having to spend 30% or more of your wage on these repayments). If your client fits into this category, they're not alone.

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    Navigating self-employed loans

    Despite self-employment having many perks, it has its challenges as well. One of them can be the increased difficulty in securing a loan, whether it be an actual self-employment loan or a personal loan, a home loan or a car loan, etc. And if your client does get a loan, they may not be able to bo...

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    Interest-only loans decoded

    Your client may have had interest piqued by interest-only loans; after all, who doesn’t want to pay only the interest owed rather than the principal balance? This type of loan can be especially handy however, there’s no one size fits all rule.

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    Are you an investor? Get more out of working with a broker

    If you haven’t worked with a mortgage broker, you might be unsure how they can help you, what the process is, and perhaps even what they actually do.

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    Be prepared for auction day

    ​For both buyers and sellers, an auction can be a stressful occasion. It can move so quickly that you don’t fully register what is happening until afterwards.

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    Rising house values

    When it comes to the value of your property, a recent report brings some good news. House values have risen across all capital cities with the exception of Sydney, which had a reversal as the market there stalls.

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    Loans for smaller works

    ​The weather is starting to warm up with summer just around the corner. Thoughts drift to days lounging by the pool and nights whipping up a fresh salad or enjoying a crisp glass of wine at home.

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    Is now a good time to invest?

    Your client is ready to invest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right time to. With the property market becoming more precarious (will that bubble burst?), it can be tricky to know when to dive in.

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    Loan Market Congratulates ‘Best of the Best’ in the 2017 Women In Finance Awards

    Last night Loan Market’s top female members were recognized at the inaugural 2017 Women In Finance Awards gala evening at The Star in Sydney on Thursday 21st September 2017.

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    Loan Market announces International Award Winners - a celebration of success

    550 delegated attended the 18th annual International Loan Market Awards 2017 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on Monday 11 September to celebrate the top achievements throughout the Loan Market Group.