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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

What Does The Royal Commission Mean For Me

By |2019-02-13T08:25:04+08:00February 13th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review, Mortgages|

The Hayne report was handed down and released to the public on Monday afternoon of last week. Very few expected that brokers would bear the brunt of the sweeping recommendations made by Hayne, and that

‘Penny Pinching Tips to Save Your Deposit’

By |2019-02-06T07:59:48+08:00February 6th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Budgeting, First Home Buyers, Saving|

“A penny saved is a penny earned” - Benjamin Franklin How can you boost your savings by making some small, simple changes to your daily and weekly habits? This week we identify our top 10 penny-pinching

Can Australian Expats Still Get a Home Loan?

By |2019-01-30T08:02:21+08:00January 30th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

We are often asked by Australian across the globe one very common question – “I’m an Australian expat, can I still get a home loan or investment property loan in Australia..? With all of the

Couples Saving Hacks to Buy Property

By |2019-01-22T08:31:25+08:00January 22nd, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Saving|

With interest rates in Australia at record lows, it can seem like an impossible task to save up your deposit for your own home. While two heads are better than one and saving as a

Australian Mortgage & Property Outlook for 2019

By |2019-01-16T07:35:07+08:00January 16th, 2019|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Home Loan, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

As the festive season ends and we dive into a fresh new year, it’s always a great time to review your finances, repay any credit card debt that has resulted from the Christmas festivities, and

Your End of 2018 Mortgage Checklist

By |2018-12-19T07:46:32+08:00December 19th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

The end of 2018 is rapidly approaching and this can be a great time to sit down with your family and review your mortgages and personal financial goals. Our team of experts have put together

Help! My Interest-Only Loan Period is Ending

By |2018-12-16T08:47:50+08:00December 5th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Finance, Financial Year, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

There has been a great deal of media coverage about the alarming number of interest-only loans in the market place as well as the fear that many mortgage holders may face difficulty making repayments if

Top 8 Questions to Ask Your Lender

By |2018-11-27T09:00:44+08:00November 27th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review, Mortgages|

Whether you’re an Australian expat looking to purchase an investment property back home, or you’re an Australian resident looking to buy your first home, there is a lot you need to know about the features

Proposed Negative Gearing Changes SIMPLIFIED

By |2018-11-20T08:39:19+08:00November 20th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Capital Gains Tax, Gearing, Mortgage Broker|

It is likely that we will see a federal election called in Australia within the next 12 months, and the Australian Labor Party has proposed some significant changes to the current negative gearing rules. With

Good, Bad and Ugly of Australian Property

By |2018-11-13T09:05:37+08:00November 13th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Property Investment|

Investing in Australian property is a popular choice for many, including residents, expats and foreigners looking for a stable destination for their funds. We are sometimes asked by our clients whether they should stop looking

Australia’s Most Affordable Capital City

By |2018-11-07T07:29:31+08:00November 7th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker|

In a recent report, Australia has been found to be one of the least affordable countries for people to buy property across the globe. The Grattan Institute study also suggested that more homes be built

7 Ways a Mortgage Broker Can Help You

By |2018-10-30T07:58:58+08:00October 30th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Refinance|

A common question that we often come across is this: “Why should I use a mortgage broker instead of my local bank..?” There are many answers to the question depending on your own circumstances and

Main Residence Exemption Update for Aussie Expats

By |2018-10-25T08:05:24+08:00October 25th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Capital Gains Tax, Mortgage Broker|

Tuesday 16th October 2018 was marked as the day that Australian expat property owners across the globe would finally discover whether the changes to the Main Residence Exemption would be passed. In positive news for

What You Need to Know About Construction Loans

By |2018-10-16T07:26:30+08:00October 16th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Construction Loan, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

A construction loan could help you build the home of your dreams, or expand your investment property portfolio, and in Australia there is no shortage of choice. In this week’s article we’ll explain everything you

Break Costs – What You Need To Know

By |2018-09-27T10:02:11+08:00September 27th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

A break cost is a penalty that is payable by customers who close down a fixed-rate home loan before its expiry. It’s important to recognise that this break cost is only payable on fixed interest

Reverse Mortgages for Retirees

By |2018-09-18T07:55:05+08:00September 18th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loans, Retirement|

Reverse mortgages are quite poorly understood in Australia, but could be a valuable strategy to fund your retirement lifestyle. This week we explore what reverse mortgages and equity release products are, how they could help

Loan Strategies for Expecting Parents

By |2018-09-11T08:18:34+08:00September 11th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review, Mortgages|

If you’re an expecting parent with a little one on the way, firstly congratulations! We know it can be an incredibly exciting and emotional time for parents-to-be, and even daunting when you’re figuring out how

Which Debt Should I Pay Off First

By |2018-08-28T08:35:46+08:00August 28th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

Debt can be an incredibly powerful tool when understood and managed properly. One of the common questions we’re asked by our clients is, “which of my debts should I be paying off first..?”. It’s not

Removing Emotion for First-Home Buyers

By |2018-08-14T07:39:51+08:00August 14th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers|

Combining emotions with the purchase of your first home can often lead to overspending, particularly in a seller’s market. As a first-home buyer, this is often a significant purchase and perhaps the largest you’ll make,

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