What's the secret to buying my first home?

  Saving for a home loan or mortgage isn’t glamorous but it has to be done. So here are some savings tips for first home buyers to help get you into the property market.

How do I decide between a fixed or variable interest loan?

  Unsure about whether to lock down your interest rate for a period with a fixed rate home loan, or take your chances with a variable rate home loan?    It’s a decision everyone faces – from first-home buyers right through to investors - at various points in a loan’s life. 

Reserve Bank Interest Rate Announcement-October 2017

 At its meeting today, the Reserve Bank Board announced it was leaving the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

Why grey mortgage debt is rising

Why grey mortage debt is rising A mix of low interest rates, high housing prices and waves of baby boomers nearing or already in retirement is increasing Australia's levels of grey mortgage debt. Greater longevity would also have made some of us more comfortable about carrying debt into older ages than in the past.

Compare principal & interest and interest-only home loans

Compare principal & interest and interest-only home loans Are you looking for a home loan to buy your first home, update your current one or as an investment in retirement? Are you confused by all the jargon and what type of home loan is right for you?

In your interest: a mortgage buffer

In your interest: a mortgage buffer Homebuyers who make higher repayments than the minimum required are developing a valuable buffer to help cope with future rate rises or unexpected financial setbacks. A mortgage buffer makes much sense. More than three years ago, the Reserve Bank reported that "anecdotal evidence suggests" that about half of households had not…
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