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There are multiple factors to consider when getting a home loan, but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed by the process. Check out our articles to learn about all things home loans to help make your process as easy and streamlined as possible.

Understanding Foreign Transfer Duty

If you are a foreigner interested in acquiring land in Australia, this blog explains foreign transfer duty and how it might apply to your particular situation. We break down the different government rates across each State depending on effective date of contract. Plus, we include additional information to help you determine whether or not you are exempt from paying this duty.

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Understanding comparison rates

Understanding comparison rates could make the difference of saving hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars for you. Loans with the lowest interest rate aren’t always the best option. It's important to research different products and loan providers, taking into consideration your personal circumstances. If you’re in the market for your first home loan and have […]

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What is a bridging loan?

Lately, we've been getting enquiries about bridging loans. But there is little advertising on what a bridging loan is, and how it can benefit a home buyer. Anyone who is experienced in the property market would agree that loans can take time to approve. This can be frustrating, especially if you want to sell some […]

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What makes a good mortgage broker?

A good mortgage broker can save you time and money by finding the best deal for your circumstances. People often ask us what we do, and how we can help, so we have put together a list of FAQs to answer some of those burning questions. What does a mortgage broker do?  We can assist […]

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COVID-19 Action Plan

Dear Readers, The Federal Government and banking industry is banding together to assist home loan customers as much as possible during these difficult times. If you suffer a loss of income or employment, or there has been a major change in your personal circumstances due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we’re advising clients to […]

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What is stamp duty

What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is a tax that state and territory governments charge for processing certain ownership documents and transactions, such as the purchase of a new home. The value of the purchased property or land determines how much stamp duty you will pay – a general rule is the higher the property […]

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First home buyer benefits

If you are in the market for your first home, make sure you explore the benefits that could be available to you. First home buyer grant The first homeowner grant is a once-off payment to encourage and assist people who are building, renovating or buying their first home. $10,000 grant is available for eligible first […]

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Why should you refinance your home loan?

The Australian home loan market is a rapidly changing beast. New and innovative products hit the market daily, which we are constantly notified of by news and media outlets, yet surprisingly many Australian’s continue to avoid refinancing their home loans – which is often offering significant savings. Historically, dealing with banks has been a tedious […]

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Market update as RBA cuts interest rates to historic low

Interesting times are ahead for the Australian economy as the Reserve bank decides to cut interest rates again by 0.25%. This brings official interest rates down to a record low of 0.75%. The big four banks failed to pass on the full interest rate saving with the majority only passing on 0.13%-0.15% to owner occupied […]

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