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    Royal Commission: Research shows Netherlands model for mortgages proven a complete failure

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    Investment property strategies explained

    Property investment strategies can help you achieve your financial goals. So, what are the most common approaches? Loan Market guides you through them.

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    How stamp duty affects investment properties

    Stamp duty is a major cost when purchasing property. Loan Market looks at what it is, how it's calculated, and how it affects property investors.

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    Utility bills blowing-out? Compare, Switch and Save with Home Now

    Did you know that 3 out of 4 Australians are on the wrong energy plan and are paying too much? With so many utility providers touting different offers it can be confusing and time consuming to compare providers for electricity, gas and internet by yourself.

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    Getting set for 2019

    Yes, February is already here and saying ‘Happy New Year’ is done for now. So if you haven’t had a long hard look at your finances it’s time to get cracking and make sure you’re heading to where you want to be.

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    Rates are moving. What are your options?

    The last major Australian bank has just increased its rates putting its owner occupiers on principal and interest up 0.12% and interest only rates up 0.16%. What will happen next?

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    Banks profit increase while consumers are expected to pay more.

    Since the Royal Commission report was released on Monday, potential profits of the Big Four Banks will increase significantly while mortgage companies share prices are falling. This has come with an increase in fear that competition will be wiped from the marketplace in the not too distant future.

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    Is now a good time to buy an investment property?

    We often talk about getting the timing right for investment property, so when is the best time to buy? Loan Market explains how and when timing matters.

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    The pros and cons of investing in property to build wealth

    Like any investment option, property has advantages and disadvantages for investors looking to build wealth. Find out more with this guide from Loan Market.

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    A straight-talking guide to investment property costs

    Buying and owning an investment property means a number of different ongoing and one-off costs. Loan Market lists the top costs to be aware of.

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    Property investment: understanding negative gearing

    Although experienced investors probably know all about negative gearing, there are many Australians left scratching their heads. What is negative gearing and how does it work? Let’s take a look at the basics.

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    How to calculate rental yield

    Investment property rental yield can be an important indicator of value and return, so how do you calculate it? Find out with this guide from Loan Market.

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    What features does your investment loan need?

    Your loan can make a big difference when it comes to your investment property. Loan Market guides you through the top features and loans to look for when applying.