Why You Should Get a Pre-Approval

By |2021-05-04T09:15:37+08:00May 4th, 2021|Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Home Loan, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

The Australian property market has certainly been ‘hot’ with properties being snapped up within hours and days on the market, and many people paying well over reserve prices at auctions. How can you put yourself

End of Financial Year Tips for Australian Landlords

By |2021-04-20T07:22:52+08:00April 20th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Capital Gains Tax, Financial Year, Tax|

Australian property can be an excellent long-term investment, and over the last 6 – 12 months, we have seen more and more wanting to become landlords. Property prices in most Australian capital cities are steadily

Can I Buy an Australian Partner if my Partner isn’t Australian

By |2021-03-23T08:33:44+08:00March 23rd, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Foreign Buyers, Foreign Exchange|

With thousands of Australians becoming expats each year in search of new opportunities and adventures in countries near and far, it’s common for many to meet and enter into relationships with people from all of

Fixed, Variable & Split Loans – Which is RIGHT for you?

By |2021-03-16T06:58:55+08:00March 16th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review, Mortgages|

Navigating the mortgage and home loan space can be a daunting task. Not only is it important to consider which lender is going to be right for you and how much you should borrow, but

Red Flags When Inspecting a Property

By |2021-03-09T07:12:45+08:00March 9th, 2021|Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

A key step when purchasing your own home or an investment property is to carry out an inspection of the building. Whether you’re buying your first home, or you’re an experienced investor, inspecting a house

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

By |2021-03-02T06:53:47+08:00March 2nd, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Credit Score, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review, Mortgages|

If you’re looking to buy your own home, purchase a residential investment property, or even refinance your existing loans, a great place to start is to check your credit score and work out where you

What Happens to My Mortgage During Divorce

By |2021-02-17T06:12:24+08:00February 17th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Family, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

A divorce can be an incredibly difficult and emotionally stressful process for anyone to go through. When you have to start to explore how you will unravel and separate your finances, this can be made

Australian Property Price Performance During Covid-19

By |2021-02-10T07:23:55+08:00February 10th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Property Investment|

When Covid-19 first broke out, many of the experts and bank analysts expected a significant drop in the Australian property market. Fortunately, this wasn’t the case for a number of key reasons including; Australian banks

New Year Mortgage & Property Resolutions

By |2021-01-28T07:22:51+08:00January 28th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Property Investment|

We’re now into our fourth week of 2021 – how are your New Year’s resolutions tracking so far..? Have you kept up your commitment to head to the gym every week? Stayed on course to

Victoria Stamp Duty Changes for 2021

By |2021-01-19T07:01:39+08:00January 19th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Property Investment, Tax|

The 2020 Victorian State Budget has been a positive one for homebuyers, providing many with an opportunity to get into the market earlier with changes to stamp duty. While Victoria has decided that they wouldn’t

House & Land Packages – Pros and Cons

By |2020-12-16T07:07:27+08:00December 16th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

House and land packages are by no means a new concept, but they have grown significantly in terms of their popularity amongst both investors and owner-occupiers. Of those owner occupiers surveyed, it was found that

NSW Stamp Duty Changes in 2020

By |2020-12-09T06:49:21+08:00December 9th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

The Australian residential real estate market is currently valued at approximately $7.1 trillion, representing the largest asset class in the country. To put this in perspective, Australia’s superannuation system, one of the largest in the

Savings Tips for the 5 Money Personality Types

By |2020-11-26T08:54:15+08:00November 26th, 2020|Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budgeting, Family, Saving|

Many psychologists across the globe believe that how we deal with and interact with money, including both our saving and spending habits, are largely based on how we saw our parents handle money. Were they

Your Property Investment Dream Team

By |2020-11-18T06:18:43+08:00November 18th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Home Loan, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

One of the most common aspects that separates the truly wealthy from the rest is that they recognise the value of paying for advice. This is particularly true when it comes to their property investment

Using a Term Deposit as Security for Your Property

By |2020-11-04T07:31:35+08:00November 4th, 2020|Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

One possible strategy to purchase an investment property is to utilise what is called a Term Deposit Guarantee. This is typically beneficial for two key groups of people: A guarantor, such as parents or other

5 Key Reasons the Aussie Property Market Is Holding Up

By |2020-10-27T07:03:09+08:00October 27th, 2020|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

Confidence in the Australian property market has seen a significant boost over recent months, with the Australia-wide ‘time to buy a dwelling index’, which measures how many believe now is a good time to buy

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

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

How to Stay On Top of the Property Market

By |2020-06-02T08:10:07+08:00June 2nd, 2020|Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

Volatility creates opportunities, and many astute property investors and analysts are expecting that COVID-19 will lead to exactly that for the Australian property market. With many watching the market, and wanting to stay abreast of

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

Australia’s Response to the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-18T07:52:56+08:00March 18th, 2020|Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

The Dow Jones has dropped a whopping 25% since the announcement of the Coronavirus, and the All Ordinaries, representing the Australian stock market, has declined a little over 26% since the peak. With mass hoarding

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

Should I Use a Buyer’s Agent

By |2019-11-07T06:31:44+08:00November 7th, 2019|Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

Two of the key questions that our clients ask us are “Should I use a buyer’s agent..?” and “Are they really worth the money..?” so this week we explore the positives and negatives of engaging

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

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