November 27, 2019 in Home Loans

Why you should pay your mortgage broker a commitment fee

A difference in mortgage rates can save you thousands of dollars in interest over the life of your mortgage. This makes mortgage brokers worth having during the loan process to source and arrange your finance. It means you don’t have…

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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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Buying Property
March 14, 2019

Who are the different parties involved in purchasing property?

Purchasing a property is a thrilling yet nerve-wracking experience, which is why it can be handy to surround yourself with a network of support and expertise. Here are the different parties who may be involved in your home-buying process and…
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Selling Property
March 7, 2019

Bridging loan or deposit bond?

When selling one property and purchasing another, the funds from the sale may not be available in time to use for the purchase deposit. There are typically two options in this scenario: a bridging loan and a deposit bond. Bridging…
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