NEWS & INSIGHTS

As home finance experts, we love keeping Australians like you up to speed on finance news, home advice and tips to grow your wealth.

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    RBA Disappoints Consumers: Loan Market

    Borrowers seeking relief from the uncertain economic climate and cost of living increases will be disappointed the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has resisted the chance to lower official interest rates, says leading mortgage broker Loan Market. Loan Market Corporate Spokesman Paul Smith said...

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    Four Types of Property Maintenance

    Although repairs and maintenance is often used as an umbrella term for anything that needs doing to a property, there are actually four quite different categories involved. For any investor who's serious about maximising their return, all four types of expenses should be regularly considered. The...

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    5 Simple Tips to Get Ahead on Your Mortgage

    For anyone paying a home loan the idea of owning your own home debt free is irresistible. Here, we share with you 5 simple tips to help you get ahead on your mortgage. Tip 1: Get a home loan with a flexible payment structure Before you sign on your home loan, find out if you can make increased...

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    Renovations - The Basics and Beyond

    So you know your bathroom is in desperate need of an update but where to start?Planning, picturing and process is the answer to an inspiring result and stress free renovation experience. Living with a tired, dated, dripping or just plain daggy bathroom can really drag the value of your property...

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    Reasons for Cheer

    Eurozone markets were offered a light at the end of the tunnel last week as Spain and Italy both sailed through the first bond auctions for 2012. The resultant optimism initially buoyed the Australian stock market which then closed slightly lower as investors chose to sit tight. British...

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    Outlook Positive for Housing Finance: 2012

    Lower interest rates and growing consumer confidence will help stimulate the home finance market in 2012, says leading mortgage broker Loan Market. Loan Market Corporate Spokesperson Paul Smith said the outlook for the coming year was more positive after some challenging economic conditions...

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    What Happened to the Markets?

    What happened to the warm spring season with its fresh leaves and vibrant rebirth? It seems to have been a real estate year without a spring! Just a continuation of winter. Spring is the time when sellers are happy and buyers are confident. Perfect conditions for champagne and congratulations. So...

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    Global Conditions Prompt Further Rate Cut

    Deteriorating global economic conditions have made it appropriate for the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to lower official interest rates for the second successive month, says leading mortgage broker Loan Market. Loan Market Chief Operating OfficerDean Rushtonsaid consumers would welcome a...

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    Does Your Home Loan Still Working For Your Lifestyle?

    Whether you are a first home buyer, investor or a self employed borrower you need to ensure you explore your home loan options regularly to ensure your current mortgage is keeping up with your lifestyle. Keep up-to-date with changes in interest rates by talking to your local mortgage broker about...

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    RBA Cup Day Interest Rate Cut to Boost Economy

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has delivered a welcome Melbourne Cup windfall to homeowners and the domestic economy with today's decision to cut official interest rates, says leading mortgage broker Loan Market. Loan Market Chief Operating Officer Dean Rushton said the central bank lowering...

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    Property Development, Getting the Numbers Right

    Having the right tools to interpret financial information is critical to any business. This is of particular importance to the property industry in planning developments or considering alternative investments. Cash flow forecasting models need to be reliable, appropriate in size and complexity...

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    RBA Providing Some Stability with Rate Stance

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is providing some stability to Australian consumers battling cost of living increases and an uncertain economic climate by leaving official interest rates alone, says leading mortgage broker Loan Market. Loan Market Chief Operating Officer Dean Rushton said the...

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    Renovating Property in a Buyer's Market

    Thinking a renovation might give your property the edge in today's buyer's market? Renovating is a great way of adding value to your home. But like most creative projects renovating can be frustrating and stressful that's where a Loan Market mortgage broker can help. Depending on the size of your...