<h1 class="entry-title">Category: Mortgage Broking</h1>
02 Feb

$1,114 Increase In Monthly Loan Repayments in 2023 For Fixed-Rate Borrowers

The RBA is expecting over 800,000 households to experience a massive increase in loan repayments as there fixed-rate mortgages expire in 2023. On average, loan repayments will increase by $1,114 per month as the interest rate moves from 2% to 5.25%. To minimise the rising cost of interest, homeowners will need to refinance their home loans before increasing rates make them ‘mortgage prisoners’.

17 Jun

Minimising Interest – Offset and Redraw Facilities

We as homebuyers who have relied upon mortgages to help purchase property are always looking for ways to minimise our monthly repayments. The common strategy is refinancing to cheaper loans, however lesser known options are to utilise offset accounts and redraw facilities which can either fully remove, or minimise the interest charged to borrowers.

15 Jun

Strategies to combat rising interest rates

Soaring house prices over 2021 have reduced housing affordability for many homebuyers, especially younger first-home buyers. Saving up a 20% deposit is difficult at current prices, causing many to purchase property with a low deposit, leading to a downward spiral as the lenders charge LMI fees, further increasing the cost of purchasing.

08 Jun

Stamp Duty Exemption

Stamp Duty (Land Transfer Duty) is a tax charged by the state government upon the purchase of property. The amount charged to the buyer depends on the contract price.