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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.

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    Renovating for your target market

    When it comes to renovating your home, you might already have lots of ideas about what changes you want to make. But knowing who your target buyer is should be at the forefront of your mind if you’re renovating for profit. After all, a dark colour scheme in the bathroom may seem luxurious to you,...

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    Get prepared for the Spring selling season

    Spring is the perfect time to get your house in order. Just like with a spring clean, the warmer weather and lead up to Summer can motivate you to throw open the windows and freshen up your home. If you’re looking to sell, Spring is the perfect time. Buyers are coming out of the woodwork, lured o...

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    How families can help home buyers

    Saving to buy a property is not easy, and these days it’s harder than ever, due to a lack of affordable options in many capital cities.

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    Understanding the hidden costs of buying your first home

    If new to buying property, your client will soon discover how exciting it is to purchase a new home. There’s so much to take in, and with that can come surprises, not all of which are good. Hidden costs can emerge and take you unaware, so it’s best to be prepared for them.