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    Connect speaker highlights in 30 seconds

    Missed out on Connect 2018? Check out some of the highlights from the world-class keynote, awe-inspiring speakers.

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    Loan Market Group international award winners announced

    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 held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast last night.

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    Former PM John Howard inspires at Connect 2018

    THE nation’s second longest-serving prime minister John Howard opened the Connect 2018 conference on the Gold Coast with his thoughts on leadership. More than 2,500 mortgage brokers and real estate agents from all over Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand gathered for Connect 2018.

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    Bank or broker? Who should help you with your loan.

    While there’s a lot to know when it comes to getting competitive, hassle-free advice on a loan, the question remains do you go with your bank or a mortgage broker?

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    Brush that mortgage out of your hair

    Paying off your mortgage becomes second nature, like walking your dog or cleaning your teeth. But should you look at how you could pay it off sooner?

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    Number crunch: The nitty gritty of buying your home

    Buying your first place? The numbers can be scary, that’s for sure. But while the kinds of figures involved are intimidating, knowledge is power. And if you can get your head around these basics, you’re honestly most of the way there.

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    Q and A: Your big questions answered

    There’s a lot to know about loans, especially if you’re taking one out for the first time. So let’s knock over some of the common ones, and hope they’re some of yours...

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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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    The loan process demystified

    We know, your first steps in property can feel daunting. It’s all strange terms, huge outlays, and the feeling like one mistake and the roof will come down on you. So, we’ve laid out the loan process to help you cruise through like a pro.

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    3 useful tips when buying your first home

    Buying a property for the first time can be like taking a step in the dark for many people. Having a simple guide to follow can help shed some light on their new journey. With so many factors to consider it can be tricky to know where do you start. Take a look at some tips that can help get th...

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    Brush up on your loans with the loan-type cheat sheet

    You’d think a loan was a loan, wouldn’t you? But there’s a surprising number of variations. So it’s worth running your eye over our little cheat sheet – it really helps you choose the type that’s right for you when the time comes...

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    National real estate snapshot

    Australia's housing market has been running at full pelt since 2012 and is now taking a breather. Spectacular growth can be interesting with some sale prices below purchase prices.

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    Up-to-the-minute RBA

    The RBA minutes are published two weeks after each meeting and, while they’re probably not recommended as fascinating holiday reading, they do provide great insight into the rationale of decisions and how the RBA board sees the economic future of Australia.