January 16, 2020 in Business Finance

Don’t let your equipment hold you back!

What is a tradie without tools or a fish and chip shop without a fryer? Essentially useless. No matter the industry you’re in, you’ll be using and relying on the tools of the trade. Whether it be technology, machinery or…

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Buying Property
June 19, 2019

How to avoid paying too much for a home

Knowing what a property is worth is central to avoiding paying too much for it. Set a benchmark Comparing nearby properties that have sold recently is the best way to assess an acceptable price for the property you are looking…
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Home Loans
June 11, 2019

How do I know I’m getting a good deal from my lender?

With so many products offered by various lenders, it can be quite perplexing trying to figure out whether or not you’ve scored yourself a good deal on your home loan. While doing your research and comparing what’s out there in…
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Avoid home loans fees and an empty wallet
Home Loans
June 2, 2019

How to avoid extra home loan fees

Exit and early termination fees can put the brakes on plans to sell, to refinance, and to renovate or purchase an investment property. Here’s how to avoid them from the start. Fees charged for the early repayment of variable-rate loans…
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Selling Property
May 22, 2019

Selling your home? Here are the first steps to take

There is more to selling your home than putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign on your front lawn. Here are the first things you should check off your list to help you get the largest return from your investment, and…
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Home Loans
May 18, 2019

Is a family guarantee right for you?

Entering the property market is no easy feat for a first homebuyer, but even parents who aren’t prepared to hand over cash for a deposit may help by being a guarantor on a loan. Before taking the plunge however, it’s…
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Business Finance
May 8, 2019

How can I secure cash for my business fast?

Small business owners know all too well that the unpredictable nature of the industry can sometimes mean that quick access to cash flow is needed. MFAA Accredited Broker Sarah Eifermann, of SFE Loans presents some of the options available to…
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Buying Property
May 4, 2019

Tiny houses- Why they are becoming a popular option

It’s easy to understand why we look for the largest, most prestigious properties we can afford – we are constantly urged to define our success by our possessions: bigger, better, newer, faster, shinier. A relatively recent counter-movement, however, urges lower…
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Investing
April 23, 2019

Rentvesting – enter the property market without sacrificing your current lifestyle

As property prices continue to rise, purchasing in a centrally-located or sought-after area is out of reach for the average working millennial. Instead, many are opting to rent rather than buy as it means not having to compromise their inner…
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Saving
April 14, 2019

Top ways to cut your expenses and increase your savings

Is the key to saving a home deposit as simple as giving up smashed avo toast for breakfast? Well not quite, but spending less does make a difference. On top of a budget, a savings plan and strategies such as…
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Investing
April 12, 2019

Explainer: Rental Yield

Rental yield – essentially the rate of rental income returned against the costs of an investment property is a great indicator of a property’s investment potential. But you need to keep things in perspective when you factor it into your…
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Refinancing
April 4, 2019

When is the best time to refinance your home loan?

As a homeowner with a mortgage, chances are you’ve heard of the term 'refinancing'. Refinancing involves reviewing your current mortgage, and potentially swapping your loan to another lender who can better meet your current needs, wants and circumstances. Refinancing can…
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Home Loans
March 18, 2019

What type of loan is right for you?

The array of mortgages available helps SFE Loans to tailor a package to suit your needs. Here are just some of the options. Fixed-rate mortgages With a fixed-rate loan, you know exactly how much you’ll pay per fortnight or month…
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