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A Fast Home Loan Pre Approval Might Not Be Best

A Fast Home Loan Pre Approval Might Not Be Best

Everyone wants a fast home loan pre approval, but that doesn't mean that you are getting the best home loan,and often it can mean the opposite! Often people think that all home loan are the same ... but are they? Simple answer is NO they are not all the same and a...

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How To Save $50,000 When You Refix A Home Loan

How To Save $50,000 When You Refix A Home Loan

Today we arranged to refix a home loan and managed to also show Stephanie how she could save $50,000 How Simple Is This... Stephanie had a home loan of about $360,000 and was paying $1,975 monthly. The loan was at an interest rate of 4.55% which included a low equity...

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Some Relief Ahead With LVR Restrictions Removed

Some Relief Ahead With LVR Restrictions Removed

Many people have already started to ask what it means to have the LVR restrictions removed...  and given the current economic environment it's a very good question. So what does it really mean? Let's firstly cover off what the LVR restrictions were and why they were...

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Are The LVR Restrictions About To Be Removed?

Are The LVR Restrictions About To Be Removed?

Today it has been reported that the Reserve Bank is proposing the removal of mortgage loan-to-value ratio or LVR restrictions. The proposal is in response to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement states: "If the decision is made to...

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Lenders Main Focus Now Is Your Income

Lenders Main Focus Now Is Your Income

The banks and lenders are concerned about stability or employment and income with impacts from COVID-19 and now lenders main focus is income and stability of that income. The lenders servicing tests have become even tougher during the Covid-19 crisis, with banks and...

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Are You Planning To Sell A Property Soon?

Are You Planning To Sell A Property Soon?

We know that some people will be planning to sell a property soon, and unfortunately some people may be forced to sell. The problem with the market is that during the COVID-19 lock-down it is very difficult to list or sell your property. While we can do a lot of...

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Mortgage Holidays: Questions You NEED To Ask Your Bank

Mortgage Holidays: Questions You NEED To Ask Your Bank

It's great that the banks are offering some options to people with mortgages, but some of the important detail within the COVID-19 financial support packages has not yet been made available. As mortgage advisers that makes it very difficult to offer advice, and as a...

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Three Good Alternatives To Taking A Mortgage Holiday

Three Good Alternatives To Taking A Mortgage Holiday

For most people there are good alternatives to taking a mortgage holiday. A mortgage holiday eases the immediate financial burden of having a mortgage ... that's it. It is not a "gift" from the Government or from your bank. It's costing the Government nothing and your...

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