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Transform $100k into $1.5m

If you bought a home over the past 24 years, you have participated in the best-performing investment available anywhere in Australia.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Dec 11, 2011( 3 min read )

Will interest rates drop further tomorrow?

If economists' predictions are anything to go by, we are heading towards further interest rate cuts, possibly as early as tomorrow.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Dec 4, 2011( 3 min read )

Home ownership out of reach for many Aussies

Home ownership may be the great Australian dream, but it's a dream that remains out of reach for many Australians. The State of Australian Cities report by Infrastructure Australia, released last month, highlighted yet again that the rise in Australian house prices over the past decade is among the highest in the developed world.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Nov 27, 2011( 3 min read )

Buy this year to save over $17,000

From January 1, 2012, first homebuyers in NSW will have to fork out an extra $17,770 when buying a property valued under $500,000, thanks to the scrapping of the First Home Plus Scheme.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Nov 6, 2011( 2 min read )

Get set for a rate cut

While most of the nation punts their hard-earned cash on Australia's biggest horse race tomorrow, the Reserve Bank of Australia is tipped to announce an interest rate cut.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Oct 28, 2011( 3 min read )

First time property owners urged to buy now

Can’t afford to get into the property market just yet? A new report from PRD Nationwide is urging first timers to bite the bullet while prices are soft and suggests that if you can’t afford it, team up with a friend or relative or start small with a stepping stone such as a studio apartment.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jul 12, 2011( 2 min read )

New reports says housing market set for recovery

Business research and forecasting company BIS Shrapnel has released a new report stating the housing market will begin to recover within the next two years.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jul 2, 2011( 2 min read )

CBA cuts interest rates on no-fee loan

In a bid to increase its share of the flagging mortgage market, the Commonwealth Bank has reduced the interest rate on its ‘no fee’ home loan from 7.24 to 7.11 percent. The discounted rate will save mortgage holders around $27 per month on average.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jul 1, 2011( 2 min read )

Global housing markets falter

It’s not just the Australian property market that’s in a rut. According to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, in the first quarter of 2011, house prices rose 1.8 percent globally, compared with 3.3 percent in the final three months of 2010. The figures represent the lowest growth since the end of 2009.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jun 30, 2011( 2 min read )

Exit fee ban now official despite non-bank objection

In spite of staunch objection from several non-bank lenders, the Opposition and industry associations, the government’s National Consumer Credit Protection Act ban on mortgage exit fees was passed by the Senate last week and becomes law on July 1, 2011.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jun 27, 2011( 2 min read )

Australia’s best value home loans

Your Investment Property magazine has announced their list of the best mortgage deals now available. The research takes into account not only the comparison rate but also major costs such as deferred establishment fees, upfront and ongoing fees.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jun 19, 2011( 2 min read )

NSW under most mortgage stress

Borrowers in NSW are on average closest to suffering mortgage stress compared to those living in the other states and territories, new research has revealed.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jun 17, 2011( 3 min read )

Refinancing packages account for one in three home loans

The number of homeowners seeking to refinance their home loan to get a better deal has jumped by 5 percent in the first quarter of 2011. Refinancing now accounts for around one in every three home loans approved.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Jun 17, 2011( 2 min read )

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