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Our learning hub offers a variety of tips, tricks and strategies to help you kick-start your investments.

Have a read through the blog posts, calculate answers or download some free resources for insider mortgage and lending advice.


Answers to your Questions

Did you know that having a $5,000 credit card limit can drastically reduce your borrowing capacity?

Clear your credit card and consolidate them into your home loan to reduce your monthly outgoings, commonly referred to as debt consolidation. There is more you can do to reach your goals

Where are the bargain homes located in your suburb?

Location may be a big driver of property prices, but in any given suburb a few streets can be all that separates paying top dollar for a home or potentially scoring a bargain. Here’s how to use a tool to find pockets of value in any given neighbourhood.
28/02/2024/by Steve Morrison

Home buyers rejoice! More listings are hitting the market

Great news for home buyers! After an extended run of low listings, the number of homes coming onto the market is skyrocketing. So could this have an impact on the property market? Let's take a look.
21/02/2024/by Steve Morrison

They’re back! Why property investors account for one-in-three new home loans

Lending to property investors is soaring once again. We lift the lid on what’s driving investor interest – and what it could mean for the property market throughout 2024.
14/02/2024/by Steve Morrison

When will the next RBA cash rate call be made?

Happy days! The Reserve Bank kept rates steady in February. But a shake-up in the number of times our central bank meets each year is raising questions about how long the rate pause will last. Here’s what we could expect.
07/02/2024/by Steve Morrison

4 tips for self-employed home loan applications

Applying for a mortgage when you’re self-employed may have you jumping through more hoops. But it needn't deter you from getting into the property market. Here are 4 tips to help you apply for a mortgage like a boss.
31/01/2024/by Steve Morrison

First home buyers charge back into the market

Hats off to Australia’s first home buyers! The latest lending data shows they’re refusing to let last year’s rate hikes and rising property values dampen their goal of buying a home. Here are five tips to help you buy your first home in 2024.
24/01/2024/by Steve Morrison

How your deposit size can shape the rate you pay

It’s commonly known that the bigger your deposit, the smaller your home loan, and thus, the lower your monthly repayments. But today we’ll look into another way your deposit size could reduce your repayments: by potentially reducing your interest rate.
17/01/2024/by Steve Morrison

The pros of having a mortgage broker on your side

What exactly can a mortgage broker do for you? Well, we don’t mean to toot our own horn, but we can make your home loan journey a whole lot easier, letting you focus on the fun part: planning for your new home!
10/01/2024/by Steve Morrison

5 New Year’s resolutions for your home loan

Thought of a New Year's resolution yet? Or perhaps you've broken one already? Either way, check out our list of possible mortgage goals for 2024 – try one, or have a go at them all – to save a bundle in the year ahead.
03/01/2024/by Steve Morrison

Merry Christmas! Season’s greetings from all of us to you

The year has flown past, and as our thoughts turn to trees, tinsel and turkey, we’d like to thank all our fantastic clients for your support throughout 2023.
20/12/2023/by Steve Morrison
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The age old question, do I rent or do I buy a property in which to live?


There’s a lot, you need to get your head around, when comes to buying a house and getting a home loan. That’s why we’ve assembled these free resources, to help you successfully navigate The Property and Finance Minefield. (Subtle plug of my book written for the first time home owner and property investor)

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