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The Computer Says "NO" !

Sometimes it seems that when you deal directly with the Bank you receive the above answer.  In my experience, a mortgage broker can give you a completely different one.  

The benefits of using a mortgage broker have become very apparent to me over the last few years, especially since earthquakes. 

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A Little Bit Goes A Long Way

There are all sorts of ideas and actions you can put in place to help reduce the loan term on your home loan.   The simplest way is to increase your repayments to reduce your mortgage term which ultimately means you save money by paying less interest.  But something generally needs to be sacrificed for this to happen. 

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Newsletter July 2018

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Meth 'Contamination' What Property Owners Need to Know

 

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Pocket Money for kids? - Caroline Oxford

There are as many different theories on kids and pocket money as there are leaves on a tree.
(Ok perhaps not quite that many but you get the idea)

Some believe you should link chores to pocket money so that kids develop a good work ethic early and learn that ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees’.  The value of money is certainly an important lesson for children to learn, but what about all those things we have to do as adults that we don’t get paid for? How do we teach our children not to expect pocket money for every task they do, at the same time avoiding the slippery slope into the underworld of bribery to get desired behaviours?

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Market Update May 2018 - Bernard Hickey

Sometimes, what appears to be a massive change is actually more evolutionary than revolutionary.

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Debt Consolidation

When presenting a home loan application to the bank you don't necessarily need to have all your debt paid off.

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If you are looking to purchase a home make the repayments now!

Work out what your future mortgage payments will be.  We can give you an indication of affordability or you can jump straight onto our mortgage calculator for a rough idea. ...

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Market Update March 2018 - Bernard Hickey

NO PRESSURE PHIL

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Interest Rates and loan structures

There seems to be a general consensus from the banks that the Official Cash Rate (OCR) will remain at it's current level through to mid next year.  This means the...

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