Looking for ways to pay off your mortgage in record time? Whether you’re a seasoned investor or buying your first home, an offset loan can help you reduce interest payments, save on tax and pay your mortgage off years ahead of schedule. What is an offset loan? With an offset loan (also called an offset account, interest offset account, mortgage offset account or offset home loan) the borrower takes out a home loan and opens a linked savings or transaction account. The balance
As a home owner or property investor, you may have heard the term ‘overcapitalising’. But what exactly is it and why is it considered bad? While adding a new deck or kitchen can increase the value and enjoyment of your property, overcapitalising can end up costing you more than you planned. Here’s a closer look at what overcapitalisation is, why it’s bad, and how you can avoid it and still increase the value of your property. What is overcapitalising? Simply put, overcapitali
The end of the financial year is fast approaching and car dealers are already starting to prepare for the sales. As we approach June, car manufacturers and dealers have targets that need to be met. What this means for you? It's a great time for you to get that new car – at a reduced price! Start looking for your car now before the stock is cleared.
That's where we come in! Did you know that we have access to a number of different specialist motor vehicle financiers? Th
In an effort to address housing affordability, and potentially the political pressure around this topic at the moment; the Victorian State Government has drafted some new initiatives to help first home buyers get into the marketplace. Let’s have a look at what they are: If you’re buying a property up to the value of $600,000, you will no longer pay stamp duty. If you’re buying a property between $600,000 and $750,000, you will pay a reduced stamp duty on a sliding scale. Now,
There are certain things to look out for when selecting and applying for a loan for your investment property. Here we look at the main differences, the most popular loan types, and how to get the best mortgage for your situation. Interest-only, fixed, variable, offset – finding the investment home loan that’s right for you can seem like a minefield of financial jargon and conditions. The key to finding the right loan is to have a clear investment strategy: are you going to re