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

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

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

End of Financial Year Checklist 2018

By |2018-05-02T08:08:19+08:00May 2nd, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Financial Year, Tax|

The end of the Australian financial year is rapidly approaching so we wanted to put together an End of Financial Year 2018 checklist for Australian expats when it comes to your personal finances. Whether you’re

How To Avoid Debt Pollution

By |2018-04-03T06:49:52+08:00April 3rd, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

One of the most important elements of getting your own loan structuring right is to avoid debt pollution. Simply put, this occurs when the purpose of your debt is not clear from a tax perspective

Remove Emotion From Property Investing

By |2018-03-22T18:27:17+08:00February 13th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

Mixing emotion with your property investment decisions can often become a very expensive lesson. As property is a tangible asset, far too often we will ‘fall in love’ with a particular property, ignore all of

New Year’s Resolutions To Slash Your Mortgage

By |2018-03-22T18:28:08+08:00January 22nd, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Finance, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

2017 has passed and we’ve survived a full year of Trump, Australia entered the 21st century and allowed same-sex couples to marry and North Korea continues to add tension with the threat of a nuclear

Pay Off Your Home Loan Faster

By |2018-03-22T18:28:30+08:00November 11th, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Home Loan, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

While home ownership rates in Australia have declined over recent years as prices have risen, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, there are still approximately 60+% that own their own home, with 31% owning their own

Top 5 Mistakes Aussie Expats Make With Finance

By |2018-03-22T18:29:12+08:00October 9th, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

“Never invest in a business you can’t understand” - Warren Buffett The same words of wisdom apply to any asset class, and as Australian expats one of the most widely understood (or at least perceived

Refinancing – When to Consider It

By |2018-03-22T18:29:30+08:00August 28th, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Refinance|

With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) keeping cash rates at record lows throughout 2017, it may be wise to consider reviewing your home or investment property loans. Below we’ve highlighted some of the more

Property Loans 101 – Australian Expat Edition

By |2018-03-22T18:29:37+08:00August 24th, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or investment property, securing the financing can often be a time-consuming task. Add to this the element of living and working offshore as an Australian expat, and

Property Valuations vs Appraisals – Different?

By |2018-03-22T18:29:43+08:00August 14th, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Finance, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

As a current or aspiring property investor, it’s important to be aware of the key differences between property valuations and appraisals. If you’re in the property market, chances are you’ve heard these terms discussed before.

RBA August 2017 Decision Update

By |2018-03-22T18:30:32+08:00August 8th, 2017|Australian Expats, Finance, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met this month and decided to keep rates on hold at the historically record low rate of 1.5%. What is this decision based on and what does this mean

Property Financing for Australian Expats

By |2018-03-22T18:30:58+08:00July 31st, 2017|Australian Expats, Finance, Interest Rates, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

If you’re currently an Australian expat living and working abroad, we have good news! It’s still possible to secure attractive financing for your investment property back home in Australia. Whether you’re looking to invest, refinance

From Little Things Big Savings Grow

By |2018-03-22T18:31:25+08:00June 27th, 2017|Australian Expats, Finance, First Home Buyers, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh “Millionaire tells millennials: if you want a house, stop buying avocado” – The Guardian “How can Gen Y actually get

Australian Budget 2017 for First Home Buyers

By |2018-03-22T18:32:01+08:00May 22nd, 2017|Australian Expats, Capital Gains Tax, Finance, First Home Buyers, Interest Rates, Mortgage Broker|

First Home Buyers, just what does the 2017 Australian Federal Budget mean for you. One of the key issues that the Budget addressed, at least in part, is the housing affordability ‘crisis’ that is on

End of Financial Year Checklist for Aussie Investors

By |2018-03-22T18:33:41+08:00April 4th, 2017|Capital Gains Tax, Finance, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

“Nothing is certain except death and taxes." Benjamin Franklin As we rapidly approach the end of another financial year, it’s important that we plan carefully and make smart decisions that can improve our tax positions.

Will Australia Raise Interest Rates in 2017?

By |2018-03-22T18:33:59+08:00March 20th, 2017|Australian Expats, Finance, Interest Rates, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept the cash rate on hold at 1.5% in March, which remains a record low for Australia. RBA Governor Philip Lowe highlighted that conditions in the “global economy

Why Partner With an Investment-Savvy Mortgage Broker

By |2018-03-22T18:34:06+08:00March 4th, 2017|Australian Expats, Finance, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

The right mortgage broker can be one of your greatest assets in achieving your financial goals. Your investment-savvy mortgage broker is there to not only identify your financial goals, and then scour the hundreds of

5 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Broker

By |2018-03-22T18:34:14+08:00March 4th, 2017|Australian Expats, Finance, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

Whether you’re looking for a mortgage for your new home, financing for your business or an investment property, there is a lot more to consider than which is offering the lowest interest rate. This is

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