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Here’s why you should consider using a Property Buyers Agent.

Buying a property is likely to be one of the largest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. So, why not utilise expert advice to ensure that you’re getting into something good? If you’ve got your pre-approval sorted, a buyers agent could be what you need to purchase your dream property in a shorter period of …

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Barrister? Don’t take out a loan until you read this.

As a barrister, your financing requirements are unique. Often, lenders or brokers don’t understand the unique remuneration structure of a barrister – and this can lead to you losing out. Read on to find out important tips and information to know before you take out a home, commercial or chambers loan. What do you need …

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BROKERS WRITE TWO-THIRDS OF AUSTRALIAN MORTGAGES

Brokers wrote two-thirds of Australian mortgages in the September 2021 quarter! According to MFAA, mortgage brokers wrote a record 67% of all new residential home loans in the September quarter. More than two in three home loans were written by mortgage brokers between July-September 2021. The previous record of 60.1% was achieved in this same …

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Why do lawyers get special treatment when applying for a home loan?

Applying for a home loan can be confusing, time-consuming and stressful. But as a lawyer, there is good news for you! Banks and lenders assess legal professionals differently than they do the average person. Why is this? Simply put, legal professionals are considered low risk by lenders. This is because there is a higher level …

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First Home Buyers Guide: What’s available for you?

What grants and incentives can first home buyers get? As a first home buyer, you may eligible to take advantage of various incentives and grants offered by the government. But how do you know what’s relevant to you? We’ve summarised what’s available state by state below. Nationally: Practising solicitors are eligible to borrow with a …

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Fixed vs. Variable Rate?

So, you’ve decided to buy a property. How exciting! Understanding the world of home loans may be confusing like what the difference is between a fixed and variable interest rate home loan. Both home loans setups offer unique advantages and what is better will depend on your situation + objectives. Here are some of the …

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APRA CHANGES TO LENDING

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced changes to mortgage lending rules for banks. APRA has told lenders that by November, it expects they will assess new borrowers’ ability to meet their loan repayments at an interest rate that is at least 3.0 percentage points above the loan product rate. This compares to 2.5 percentage points …

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Be prepared: What documents do I need for a home loan application?

You’ve decided to apply for a home loan. How exciting!  Being prepared and having your documents ready can help things move faster and more smoothly. However, it can feel overwhelming when trying to get your head around everything you’ll need. To help, we’ve prepared a breakdown of all the documentation you can expect to submit …

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