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Want to know how much your neighbours paid for their first homes?

First home buyers wanting to crack into the property market can now use an interactive map to see how much their neighbours spent....
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Australia is building the biggest houses in the world once again

We dream big in Australia. So it’s little surprise that when the Great Australian Dream becomes a reality it means bigger....
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Switch lenders if rate cut is not passed on: RBA

Mortgage holders and business operators are being encouraged by the RBA to switch lenders if their bank doesn’t pass on the....
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RBA trims cash rate to new record low 0.10%

If you didn’t back a winner on Melbourne Cup Day then fret not: the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has delivered mortgage....
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Housing affordability best it’s been in a decade: report

Great news for homeowners and prospective buyers: housing affordability is at its best level in a decade and should continue to....
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Housing market confidence ‘booms’, cash rate cut expected

Consumer sentiment is surging, confidence in the housing market is booming, and the number of experts tipping a Melbourne Cup Day....
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Freedom to move: stamp duty reforms gain momentum

Stamp duty: two of the most dreaded words in the world of property and finance. Fortunately, NSW and Victoria have unveiled some....
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8 ideas to improve your business’s cash flow over the festive season

The festive season is fast approaching and this year, more than ever, it’s important for businesses to ensure they have their....
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Housing market confidence ‘booms’, cash rate cut expected

Consumer sentiment is surging, confidence in the housing market is booming, and the number of experts tipping a Melbourne Cup Day....
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Turbocharged instant asset write-off scheme unveiled

There was one big-ticket initiative in the federal budget that really caught our eye, and that was the turbocharged version of....
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JobKeeper 2.0 is about to begin: here’s what you need to know

Like most sequels, JobKeeper 2.0 won’t be as big a blockbuster as the original. But that’s not to say it won’t help many....
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Is now a good time to buy property? Two-thirds of investors say ‘yes’

The majority of property investors are remaining upbeat despite COVID-19, with 67% believing now is a good time to invest in....
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The risk of underinsurance and over-insurance for mortgage protection

Your home or property may be your biggest financial asset.
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New communities – your check list

When you’re on the path to home ownership, it can feel that you need a doctorate in research techniques to navigate the volumes....
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INSURANCE IN SUPERANNUATION

key questions every client should ask their Financial Adviser about Insurance in Superannuation.
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LOAN STUDIO LEGENDARY

Loan Studio is a savvy team of experienced mortgage brokers who take the hard work out of arranging a loan. From our initial....
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Did you know… about property insurance between exchange and settlement?

Buying a property isn’t always a straightforward process, and one area that can cause confusion is the question of who is....
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Nathan Free Interview - Personal Insurance

In this interview, Nathan Free helps you to understand all about personal insurance.
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Now you own your data: the new world of 'open banking'™ explained

The promise of open banking is big; a new, simpler way to share your personal financial data between banks, lenders and financial....
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Back in Action: How long-term low interest rates could benefit your business

In late June, during an online panel discussion hosted by ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy, RBA Governor Philip Lowe said....
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Capital Gains: securing the finance your business needs

Whether you need funds to get a new enterprise off the ground or are looking for capital to take things to the next level, it's....
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A Simple Guide To Small Business loans

Most small businesses use finance when they're starting out. Access to finance can also help you manage your cash flow, cover....
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Mattresses, mortgage brokers and disappearing elephants

There are so many lenders out there and within those lenders are so many rates and types of loans, how does the average person....
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Why some interest-only borrowers are keen to switch

New government regulations mean interest-only loans are on the decline. Given the changes, it may be time to reconsider your own....
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Recent Q & A

From James

How does a Broker get paid?

In most cases, a mortgage broker earns a one-time commission from the lender known as the ‘Upfront Commission’. The amount can vary from 0.50% to about 1%, depending on the type of mortgage they sell and what the lender is offering. If you sign a $300,000 mortgage, your....

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From Raj

How much of a deposit do I really need?

Nowadays, lending criteria from banks is stricter, and most lenders are generally willing to finance up to 95% (LVR) of a property’s value inclusive of any mortgage insurance (LMI) payable. As a rule, we recommend our clients save 10% of the property’s value, as this will....

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From Sarah

Does Loan Studio handle the First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) for me?

Yes. At Loan Studio we have a specialist ‘FHOG Team’ headed up by Caryel Kandasamy to ensure all First Home Owners Grant and Progress Payments are processed accurately. Caryel and the team will manage all aspects of the FHOG application process and support you every step of....

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From Kim

What information do I need to provide you to obtain my finance?

Basically, it’s broken down into a few simple areas; Personal Identification – Driver’s License, Passports, Birth Certificate Income Documents – Pay slips, Tax Returns, Rental Statements Property – Rates Notice, Contract of Sale and insurance certificate Other....

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