Where is it Cheaper to Buy than Rent

By |2021-09-07T08:50:27+08:00September 7th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, First Home Buyers, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

With interest rates in Australia at historical lows, many people renting as well as Australian expats are considering buying their own home or future residence. While many are concerned about how quickly property prices across

What Property Investors Can Learn from Monopoly

By |2021-08-31T07:13:46+08:00August 31st, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

The game of Monopoly was first patented in 1935, and since then has been translated into over 37 languages and distributed in over 100 countries across the globe. For our team at Loansuite, we all

Can I Buy Property with my Non-Australian Spouse?

By |2021-08-17T09:19:57+08:00August 17th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Loans, Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

A common question that we’re asked by many of our Australian expat clients when they’re looking at buying their own home is – “My spouse / partner isn’t Australian, is there anything I need to

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

How Have Australian Property Prices Performed to June 2021

By |2021-07-15T06:21:06+08:00July 15th, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Home Loans, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

Australian property prices have been surging since Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the Australian economy in 2020, and it is showing little sign of slowing down. This week our team at Loansuite takes a look at

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

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

Australian Property Price Forecasts for 2021

By |2021-02-02T07:03:02+08:00February 2nd, 2021|Aussie Expats, Australian Expats, Property Investment|

Many Australian expats and residents have been turning to property as a popular investment choice over the last 6 months, and demand for Australian property is expected to remain strong. With interest rates at record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Long-Term Renting vs. Airbnb

By |2018-08-07T07:20:35+08:00August 7th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

We are often asked by our clients whether they should consider renting out their Australian investment property on Airbnb or stick with the traditional long-term rental model. There is currently a growing number of property

Land Tax for Australian Expat Property Investors

By |2018-06-26T08:33:39+08:00June 26th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Land Tax, Property Investment, Tax|

Nobody likes to receive an unexpected communication from the Tax Office, particularly if it contains a large bill for your Land Tax that you weren’t ready for. As Australian Expats, we often forget or don’t

Top Performing Australian Suburbs of 2018

By |2018-06-19T08:20:17+08:00June 19th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment|

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world…he who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t, pays it” Albert Einstein   Australian property is one of the greatest examples of compounding returns, and as many

How To Find The RIGHT Property Manager

By |2018-05-30T08:44:56+08:00May 30th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Investment Savvy Mortgage Broker, Property Investment, Property Manager|

For many Australians, owning a property will be one of the most important financial commitments of their lives. For Australian expats, purchasing an investment property back home is often an attractive strategy, particularly when in

Buying Property with a Friend

By |2018-04-24T10:11:42+08:00April 24th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, First Home Buyers, Property Investment|

For many Australian expats, and particularly those living in Australia, buying property with a friend can be an attractive strategy to get onto the property ladder. With property prices in Australia now being out of

How To Start Your Property Investment Journey

By |2018-03-22T18:27:09+08:00February 20th, 2018|Aussie Expats, Australian Expat Mortgages, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property Investment|

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started” Mark Twain If you’re like most Australians, you’ve at some point in time thought about getting started and buying your first investment property. You’ve checked out the

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

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