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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Loan Types for Aussie Expats

By |2018-07-11T07:58:38+08:00July 11th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

We are constantly bombarded by news headlines and myths that spread like wildfire when it comes to borrowing as an Australian expat. Whether you’re seeking to buy your future home, purchase your first investment property

Gearing Strategies for Australian Expats

By |2018-05-09T07:50:53+08:00May 9th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Tax|

When it comes to designing your Australian property investment and gearing strategy, one of the key elements that you need to consider is the overall cash flow. Are you looking for your property investment to

How Often Should I Review My Mortgage?

By |2018-04-17T07:39:47+08:00April 17th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Review|

One of the few certainties in life is uncertainty, and this certainly applies when it comes to your mortgage and personal finances. By burying your head in the sand, or simply assuming that once you’ve

Common First Home Buyer Questions

By |2018-04-10T08:25:29+08:00April 10th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Home Loan, Home Loans|

Buying your first home or getting started on the property investment ladder can be a daunting process and introduce you to a whole new world of strange lingo that you may not have come across

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

What Are Successful Property Investors Doing That You’re Not

By |2018-03-22T18:18:47+08:00March 21st, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker|

The richest 1% of our population owns over half of the world’s wealth, and much of these fortunes has been derived from smart and successful property investments. Thanks to the Forbes Rich List we can

Is a Rate Rise Likely In Australia..?

By |2018-03-22T18:27:02+08:00February 27th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Dr Philip Lowe, has confirmed that an interest rate hike would be unlikely in the short term, with inflation unlikely to hit the desired target of

How To Improve Your Credit Score

By |2018-03-22T18:27:57+08:00February 6th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Credit Score, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

If you’re been trying to refinance, secure a new loan or even a credit card and been unsuccessful, chances are this may be due to your credit score. Let’s start with the basics of what

Why Aussie Expats Should Seek a Pre-Approval

By |2018-03-22T18:28:02+08:00January 30th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker|

A pre-approval on your home loan can be a valuable step in the process of purchasing your own home or investment property. This means that you can attend an auction or submit an offer on

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

How a Mortgage Broker Can Save You Time

By |2018-03-22T18:28:15+08:00December 4th, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

“Your greatest resource is your time” - Brian Tracy You’ve found your dream home or your new investment property and now it’s time to arrange the finance. While it’s generally not the most exciting step

Multi-Currency Loans – Dangers for Aussie Expats

By |2018-03-22T18:28:24+08:00November 21st, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Home Loan, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

You’ve packed your bags, bought your airline tickets, and prepared the family for your relocation to Singapore to join the approximately 1.2 million other Aussie Expats around the world. All of a sudden you’re now

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

Top Tips for Going Guarantor

By |2018-03-22T18:29:18+08:00October 3rd, 2017|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker|

As it becomes increasingly difficult for Australian expats and younger professionals to borrow money in Australia, many are turning to parents and other family members for support. One common strategy is for the parents to

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

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

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss – Know Your Credit Score

By |2018-03-22T18:31:52+08:00June 15th, 2017|Australian Expats, Credit Score, First Home Buyers, Home Loans, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages|

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other 85 percent would rather die than think.” Thomas Jefferson   We were alarmed, and yet not surprised, to

Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates

By |2018-03-22T18:32:42+08:00May 11th, 2017|Australian Expats, Home Loans, Interest Rates, Mortgage Broker, Mortgages, Property Investment|

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has yet again kept the Australian cash rate on hold at the record low 1.5%. With banks continuing to impose out-of-cycle interest rate increases, whether you’re a property investor,

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