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The Australian Budget 2020 & the Property Market

By |2020-10-20T06:58:00+08:00October 20th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

The Australian Federal Budget for 2020 was one of the most widely anticipated given these unprecedented times we’re all going through. All eyes were on where spending would be directed, how jobs growth would be

What Doesn’t Impact My Credit Score

By |2020-10-07T07:01:13+08:00October 7th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Credit Score, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker|

We often find there is a great deal of confusion when it comes to your credit score and what variables do impact it and what don’t. This week we thought we’d dispel some commonly held

Common Australian Property Misconceptions During Covid-19

By |2020-09-23T07:14:33+08:00September 23rd, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

For many Australian households these truly are unprecedented times and it’s perfectly understandable that many are feeling uncertain about what financial moves they should be making, particularly when it comes to property. There could be

Homebuilder Grant – FAQs

By |2020-06-24T07:24:28+08:00June 24th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker|

The Federal Government in Australia has recently announced the $25,000 Homebuilder grant to be paid tax-free to those Australians who are looking to build or renovate their home. This has been announced by the Government

Secrets to Successful Saving

By |2020-06-19T07:55:42+08:00June 19th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budgeting, Saving|

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to save a lot more money than you do even though they might earn less? Are you finding it difficult to achieve your savings goals to buy

COVID-19 Update for NSW Landlords

By |2020-05-20T07:51:47+08:00May 20th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

Our vast land, open spaces and locking down the cities have allowed Australia to fare very well during COVID-19. As we start to re-open, lift some of the restrictive measures, and start occupying our cities

COVID-19 Update for Landlords in Victoria

By |2020-05-06T07:18:07+08:00May 6th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Property Investment|

The Victorian Government has passed legislation to support both landlords and tenants during COVID-19 as well as providing some clarity for those investors with property in Victoria. The $500 million package announced by the Government

COVID-19 Update for Queensland Landlords

By |2020-04-28T07:23:57+08:00April 28th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats in Singapore|

The Queensland State Government has announced some important news for residential property owners in the State over the past fortnight specifically relating to COVID-19. We believe that these changes create more of a fair balance

Buying Property During Coronavirus

By |2020-04-14T07:56:56+08:00April 14th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

There is currently no clear answer as to how the Australian property market will react to the Coronavirus pandemic. The one thing that is currently clear is that the volume of transactions has decreased and

Landlord Rights During COVID-19

By |2020-04-06T10:18:57+08:00April 6th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

Australia’s residential landlords are in need of assistance from the Australian Government during this Covid-19 pandemic, to enable them to provide the relief that is expected of so many to their tenants. The Chairperson of

Australian Lenders Respond to COVID-19

By |2020-03-30T07:26:52+08:00March 30th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loans, Loans, Mortgages|

There is no doubt that a great deal has changed over the last 3 months with the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. We’ve seen the COVID-19 case numbers breakthrough 500,000 worldwide with the majority

What To Do If My Property Valuation Is Low

By |2020-02-11T07:47:27+08:00February 11th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

A property valuation is a key step in your home or investment property purchase, as it will determine how much the lender is willing to provide you with in terms of finance. The valuation is

Pros and Cons of Rentvesting

By |2020-02-05T08:30:48+08:00February 5th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment, Tax|

Rentvesting can be an invaluable and astute strategy when applied correctly, so this week we’re exploring what rentvesting is, when you might want to consider it and what the pros and cons of such a

What Can $1 Million Buy You Around The World

By |2020-01-28T08:11:22+08:00January 28th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

A million dollar property in Australia used to be a big deal, and in some areas it still is, however if you’re looking to get onto the property ladder in the blue-chip suburbs of Sydney

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme – What You NEED To Know

By |2020-01-21T07:33:32+08:00January 21st, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers|

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) has officially kicked off, with the start date being 1 January 2020 for the major lenders, which are National Australia Bank (NAB) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA),

New Year Resolutions 2020 for Australian Expats

By |2020-01-14T07:49:08+08:00January 14th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Goals|

The new year is upon us, and as we now enter the third week of 2020, it’s now time for many of the New Year Resolutions to be forgotten just as quickly as they were

D-Day for Aussie Expat Property Owners

By |2019-12-19T09:19:53+08:00December 19th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment, Tax|

Following the 2017/18 Federal Budget, Australian expat property owners now have some clarity with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures) Bill 2019  having been passed by both the House of Representatives

Top 10 Home Buying Pitfalls to Avoid

By |2019-12-03T08:49:01+08:00December 3rd, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Home Loan|

Making the decision to buy your own home be a very daunting decision, whether it be your first home that you’re going to live in or you’re adding to your investment portfolio. For many Australians,

Is Your House a Lucky Number?

By |2019-11-19T07:50:45+08:00November 19th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

What are the best house numbers to live in…? Can your house number impact the property’s resale value…? One aspect of purchasing your next home or investment property that may not have been at the

First Home Buyers to Receive a Boost

By |2019-10-29T08:33:24+08:00October 29th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers|

First home buyers are set to receive a helping hand thanks to the Australian Government passing new laws through Parliament to implement the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme means that low and middle

Australia’s Housing Shortage – What This Means for Investors

By |2019-10-22T07:54:05+08:00October 22nd, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has warned that Australian property could see another price boom given the current increasing population in major capital cities and the ongoing slowdown in the construction sector. This could

Rental Reforms for Victorian Landlords

By |2019-10-08T07:36:46+08:00October 8th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

They have been dubbed the “biggest reforms to renting in Victoria’s history” and have already passed Parliament, so it’s important that any Victorian property investors are aware of these changes. The proposed reforms to the

Afterpay and Your Credit Score

By |2019-10-01T07:54:46+08:00October 1st, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgages, Refinance|

‘Buy now, pay later’ – sweeter sounding words have never been heard, until you miss a payment and it starts impacting your chances of getting a home loan or investment loan for your property. ZipPay

Should I Use a Property Manager..?

By |2019-08-20T08:16:14+08:00August 20th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Manager|

Of the approximately 2 million Australian property investors, it is estimated that 75% will work with a property manager to ensure that their investment goes smoothly. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to deciding to use

Is it Time to Refinance Your Home Loan..?

By |2019-08-14T08:13:07+08:00August 14th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review|

Interest rates in Australia are current at record low levels, with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) deciding to keep rates on hold this month at 1%. As global tensions rise, particularly between the US

Deadline Approaching for Westpac Singapore Borrowers

By |2019-07-30T07:47:36+08:00July 30th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review|

Westpac announced in the first half of 2019 that they would be unwinding its mortgage portfolio, leaving hundreds of borrowers stranded with a need to refinance before the end of September 2019. With just two

Hidden Costs of Buying a Property

By |2019-07-23T07:55:35+08:00July 23rd, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

When it comes to planning your property purchase, whether you’re looking to buy an investment property or your own home, it’s important to plan for more than just your standard 20% deposit. It’s also vital

How To Get Yourself Loan Ready

By |2019-07-16T07:28:13+08:00July 16th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Loans, Mortgage Broker|

Applying for a new home loan or investment property loan can be a daunting process, particularly if this is your first loan and you’re looking to purchase your first property. Our aim at Loansuite is

What Do APRA’s Moves Mean for Australian Expats

By |2019-07-09T08:34:15+08:00July 9th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

Property prices in most major capital cities in Australia have been on a steady decline since 2017, and as many Australian expats would have faced, it has been difficult to borrow enough capital to enter

Land Tax Changes for Queensland Property Investors

By |2019-06-25T08:16:38+08:00June 25th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Land Tax, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

In welcome news for Australian expats who either own or are looking to invest in property in Queensland, the Queensland State Government has announced in the most recent Budget that Australian citizens and permanent residents

What The RBA Rate Cut Means for Australian Expats

By |2019-06-18T09:30:10+08:00June 18th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Foreign Exchange, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut the Australian cash rate to a new low in June, so it’s important to look at what this could mean for Australian expat property investors and those

Australian Taxes for Australian Expat Property Investors

By |2019-06-07T07:30:28+08:00June 7th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Capital Gains Tax, Tax|

Australian property remains an attractive investment for both foreign buyers and Australian expats, and this is unlikely to change any time soon. This week we explore the key Australian taxes that Australian expats need to

What the 2019 Election Means for Australian Expats

By |2019-05-28T08:09:35+08:00May 28th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

It was Bill Shorten’s and the Labor Party’s election to lose, and they’ve managed to achieve this with flying colours. Scott Morrison and the Coalition have managed to retain power and will lead Australia for

How Australian Expats Can Vote

By |2019-05-01T08:56:15+08:00May 1st, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

The Australian Federal Election has been scheduled for Saturday 18th May, 2019, which is just weeks away. For Australian expats living and working overseas, it’s important to recognise that you still have an obligation to

What the 2019 Australian Budget Means for Property Investors

By |2019-04-09T08:34:56+08:00April 9th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Capital Gains Tax, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

The 2019 Australian Federal Budget has just been released last week, and it has left Australian property investors with a range of items to be smiling about. With a Federal election, just around the corner

Transferring Ownership of Your Property

By |2019-03-21T07:31:25+08:00March 21st, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

There are many occasions and reasons that you may decide to transfer the ownership of your property. It’s important to consider both the financial and legal obligations and implications in these cases, to avoid any

What To Do When The Bank Says No

By |2019-03-12T08:08:43+08:00March 12th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

The last few years have been particularly difficult for Australian expats and residents alike in obtaining financing, particularly for Australian property investors. With many Australian expats in particular being declined by their bank, or finding

FX & Your Australian Property Deposit

By |2019-03-05T07:37:45+08:00March 5th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Foreign Exchange, Mortgage Broker|

As Australian expats, many of us fall into a trap of becoming foreign exchange (FX) ‘traders’ and ‘experts’, creating multi-currency bank accounts and expecting that we’ll be able to generate outstanding returns by taking advantage

Perth Property Market Outlook – February 2019

By |2019-02-26T07:54:34+08:00February 26th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

The Perth property market has been relatively weak since the mining boom and this has led to many investors wondering if we’re now at the bottom. Is 2019 the year to start looking seriously at

How to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money

By |2019-02-19T07:42:40+08:00February 19th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budgeting, Family, Finance, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Loans, Mortgage Broker|

Let’s face it – financial literacy in our communities is appalling, and our education systems are not moving fast enough to drive meaningful change in this area. Our children are leaving school with valuable life

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