Current Cashback Offers for Refinancing & New Loans – August 2021

By |2021-08-03T06:25:42+08:00August 3rd, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Mortgage Broker, Refinance|

Many Australian lenders will offer ‘cashback’ incentives for both purchases and refinances that are submitted by a particular date. Naturally, this is designed to attract new borrowers to them, however, it’s important to really do

Aussie Expat Property Buyer’s Checklist

By |2021-07-27T07:16:06+08:00July 27th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

Purchasing a property in Australia, whether it be for investment purposes or as your primary residence, can be a stressful experience for most. This can be even more the case for Australian expats living and

Will Lockdowns Dampen Sydney & Melbourne Property

By |2021-07-20T07:35:05+08:00July 20th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

There have been a number of snap lockdowns across Australia recently due to Covid-19, particularly in the eastern capitals of Melbourne and Sydney. As a result of this, many are beginning to question whether these

Fixed Rates Likely to Start Rising in Australia

By |2021-06-29T08:41:30+08:00June 29th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review, Mortgages, Refinance|

Fixed interest rates for both owner-occupiers and property investors in Australia have rarely been more attractive than the past year, but could all of this be coming to an end. This week our team at

What’s a Deposit Bond & When Should I Use It

By |2021-06-22T08:25:53+08:00June 22nd, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

The Australian property market has been in strong demand across most major capital cities over the past 6 – 12 months, and this is showing little signs of slowing down in the short term. With

Unlocking Equity in Your Home for Renovations

By |2021-06-15T07:08:48+08:00June 15th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

Are you thinking about renovating your home or investment property? Are you an Australian expat currently working abroad and starting to think about returning home, but before you do you want to renovate your existing

Proposed Tax Residency Changes for Australian Expats

By |2021-06-01T07:26:44+08:00June 1st, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Capital Gains Tax, Tax|

The recently announced Australian Federal Budget was always expected to be a ‘cash splash’ Budget with an election just around the corner, however, what many weren’t expecting was the change to the Australian tax residency

High End Property Buyers in Victoria Hit with Tax Increases

By |2021-05-25T07:35:00+08:00May 25th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Capital Gains Tax, Tax|

The 2021 Victorian State Budget contained some rather unwelcome tax news for higher end property buyers in the state. Despite changes late last year in the state to encourage first home buyers with stamp duty

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),

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