For many potential First Home Buyers, the current market climate is looking pretty appealing. With interest rates extremely low we’ve seen a definite step forward by those wanting to get on the property ladder.
8 Things Your Mortgage Broker Wants You To Know
Looking To Buy? It's Not Always About the Money
Probably not something you'd hear from your local Real Estate agent - however as Mortgage Brokers we often get to see a different side to things.
Managing Financial Commitments in Uncertain Times
There's been a lot of talk recently about options to ease financial stress in regards to mortgages at this time. In particular 'Repayment Holidays' (which are really deferments, not a 'holiday' at all) or going 'Interest Only'.
CONSIDERING REFINANCING - READ THIS!
We often get asked about refinancing ‘Is it worth it – How much will I save?’
Refinancing your existing loans can most certainly have some benefits
Rebuilding Your Equity - Where Do You Start?
As the New Year fades away and the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides, it is a good opportunity to revisit your financial goals and start implementing some simple tips and tricks to help you rebuild your equity.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STRUCTURING YOUR HOME LOANS
I always say to my clients,
“Fix for you and not the market.”
Although a lot of us may not know what we are doing in 5 years’ time, we do have an idea of what we will be doing in the next 1-3 years.
As interest rates are something we don’t have control over, if you structure your lending based on what you think they'll do rather than your personal circumstances---you’re likely to be disappointed.
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.
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.