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    5 reasons buyers are in the driver’s seat this winter

    Winter traditionally brings with it a lull in the property market, yet this winter is like no other. What’s in it for you if have plans to buy? They say property cycles are seasonal in Australia: in winter we hibernate (owners don’t look to sell and buyers are less active), then in Spring bidders...

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    A new financial year presents a whole new world for borrowers

    ​It feels like everyone’s champing at the bit to see change in the sluggish property and lending sectors in Australia. The central bank consecutively cut cash rates to new lows, banks have quickly responded, the regulator has relaxed the serviceability floor for borrowers, non-bank lenders are b...

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    Are your clients “bid ready” for this unconventional Spring selling season?

    ​As positivity reemerges in the property market, and banks lower the testing rate on serviceability criteria, more of your clients may be planning on buying soon. Indeed, how much they can borrow today is likely vastly different to last month.

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    WA customer wins $5,000 holiday

    Loan Market and Ray White Concierge, in partnership with Allianz gave one lucky customer a chance to win a $5,000 holiday and the winners story is the perfect example of the Loan Market and Ray White families supporting customers together (ahh those feels!).

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    The good, the bad and the interest only

    The RBA regularly disappoints audiences who prefer their fiscal performances feisty! Same costumes, dreary music, monotone actors. But this month’s curtain revealed a rate cut of 0.25%—the first variation in three years…

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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a pre-approval!

    Your x-ray vision has showed you some properties you’d like to buy. And you’re ready to move faster than the speed of light. But, even your sharp senses aren’t telling you just how much you can borrow… And, uncertainty and lack of confidence are a buyer’s kryptonite! Enter your super power in the...

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    Dinner table convo; nail the Aus economy in 3mins

    The RBA regularly disappoints audiences who prefer their fiscal performances feisty! Same costumes, dreary music, monotone actors. But this month’s curtain revealed a rate cut of 0.25%—the first variation in three years…

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    5 reasons your referral partner should be your BFF in business

    The American alligator balances sticks and branches on its head to entice birds in search of nesting material. The margay jungle cat mimics the cries of baby monkeys. Fortunately, attracting new clients is nowhere near as difficult. One sure-fire way to grow your business is to find referral part...

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    What it takes to be part of Australia's Top 10 Brokerages

    The past year has seen brokers fight against changing credit policies, the threat of losing commissions and falling borrower numbers. Two Loan Market businesses have overcome all that with an increased focus on the customer experience, diversification and a commitment to training and education.

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    RBA historic cut will spur renewed optimism

    Consumer confidence will be spurred by the ‘perfect three’; political certainty post the federal election, APRA easing credit guidelines and now, the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decision to cut interest rates to a historic low today, according to Australia’s largest 100% family and owned mo...

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    Loan Market dominate industry awards with 28 finalists

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    Borrowers breathe as banks exhale!

    If you’ve struggled to get a pre-approval/home loan for the amount you’d hoped lately, you probably blamed the bank. It’s frustrating, upsetting, alienating, unfair, infuriating… Since 2014, a high percentage of people have had their applications rejected.

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    How do you rate?

    ​The Reserve Bank cash rate has hovered at 1.5 per cent since August 2016. This rate has more-or-less translated to a standard variable rate among the banks of around 4 - 6 per cent depending on your lender. But with today’s RBA’s cash rate decrease of .25 basis points, and another .25 basis poin...