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    Buyers benefit from favourable borrowing terms as market recovery begins

    Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) last week points to additional evidence Australia's housing market is showing further signs of recovery, thanks to a surge in the number of people who are borrowing. The ABC reported the value of new loans issued to households jumped 3...

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    The game has changed: Six items banks are keeping a closer eye on when assessing your loan application.

    ​Despite record low interest rates, and the recent loosening of some borrowing regulations, it’s actually become harder to secure a loan. Why? Because major lenders are more closely scrutinising how people spend their money. But what exactly are they looking at and what are they looking for? Whic...

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    Rate cut provides an opportunity for brokers to deliver great customer outcomes.

    Award-winning aggregator Loan Market said the timing of today’s historic RBA cash rate cut presented an opportunity for brokers to prove their worth to clients, regulators and the government.

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    Could a rate cut in October coincide with a turn in the market?

    ​Historically, one of the best barometers for the health of the property market is auction data… So, I asked my colleagues at Australia’s largest real estate company - Ray White - to share their nationwide auction stats looking back at the year that has been. They collect this data every weekend,...

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    When is cheaper not necessarily better?

    ​With all the hype around record low interest rates it's easy to get tunnel vision and focus only on the lowest number when choosing a home loan provider, however finding the right loan is about much more than just the best rate. When assessing possible options for home loans, borrowers frequentl...

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    Loan Market dominates with 14 finalists in the 2019 Australian Mortgage Awards

    Loan Market has secured 14 finalists in the 2019 Australian Mortgage Awards (AMAs), leading the pack with more finalists than any other franchise aggregator.

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    New venture pairs Loan Market with leading Ray White team

    Award-winning broker Nitish Kumar has joined Loan Market in a partnership that strengthens the offering to customers of leading real estate agency, Ray White Canberra.

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    Shares, cash, real estate and record low interest rates.

    We’ve not seen interest rates at this level since the 1950s, so what are the opportunities and pitfalls that come with a cash rate at one percent for everyday investors?​ Low interest rates represent benefits in some investment categories, and hurdles in others. So how do you make low rates wo...

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    Selling this Spring? You only have eight minutes to make an impression.

    ​A recent study has revealed that it takes only eight minutes on average for home hunters to decide whether or not to buy a particular property. That’s swift! Even more-so if you consider that buying a home is the single biggest purchase a person will make in their lifetime. So if you’re selling ...

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    Market begins recovery, but borrowers are being caught unawares.

    “We’re very confident the housing market has bottomed,” proclaimed Australia’s largest property developer last week. But loans are still an issue, needlessly. Make sure your spring buyer clients are prepared sooner rather than later.

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    What do mortgage brokers and gardeners have in common?

    ​If you’re a green thumb: you know one plant species from the next, you have a sense of landscaping styles, as well as the skill, equipment and time, then you don’t necessarily need a gardener. But if you’re lacking time, knowledge, the requisite skill or maybe just don’t want to get your hands d...

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    Loan Market announce international award winners

    Loan Market Group has revealed their international award winners, highlighting businesses who excel across areas including; customer service, process efficiency, diversification and volume at a black-tie Gala in Hobart last week.

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    Brokers rank Loan Market as the industry’s top trainer

    An annual survey of more than 500 brokers around Australia named Loan Market’s Training and Education program as the best in the industry via publication Mortgage Professional Australia’s (MPA).