Can you remember your home loan interest rate?
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by David Barbeler
3d ago
Where you put your car keys, who won the footy premiership three years back, the new prime minister of New Zealand’s name – all very much socially acceptable things to forget. Your home loan rate shouldn’t be on that list. It’s a fair bet that your home loan repayments are one of your biggest household […] The post Can you remember your home loan interest rate? appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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Plot twist: Millennials are Australia’s most active property investors
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by David Barbeler
1w ago
When it comes to buying investment properties, younger Australians are punching above their weight, with Millennials taking the title as the nation’s most active generation for property investment. Investors are continuing to flock to the property market, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics saying the volume of new investor loans in February was 21.5% higher compared […] The post Plot twist: Millennials are Australia’s most active property investors appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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Homeowners now an extra $71,000 richer (on average!)
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by David Barbeler
2w ago
You may not feel richer, but if you’re a homeowner, there’s a decent chance your personal wealth has surged over the past 12 months thanks to soaring property values. And it could open up a world of exciting possibilities. Sometimes you’ve just got to shake your head in disbelief at the resilience of the property […] The post Homeowners now an extra $71,000 richer (on average!) appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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FOMO, FOBO and FOOP – how they can hold you back
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by David Barbeler
3w ago
Nobody likes missing out on a good thing. But then again, who likes overpaying? So how do you strike the right balance when both fears can work against one another? The property market rarely stands still. Interest rate movements, the number of homes listed for sale, and even the time of year can all drive […] The post FOMO, FOBO and FOOP – how they can hold you back appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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Explainer: how construction loans work
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by David Barbeler
1M ago
There’s something very special about moving into a newly built home or putting the finishing touches on a major renovation. Maybe it’s the look and feel of new paint and fresh flooring, or just knowing you’ve kicked a worthwhile goal. Whatever the motivation, plenty of Aussies are rolling up their sleeves right now, with the value […] The post Explainer: how construction loans work appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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Why offset accounts are hitting new highs
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by David Barbeler
1M ago
Spare cash can be tight right now (cost of living crunch, anyone?). But if you’ve still got some savings plus a home loan, there’s a way you could make your surplus funds work harder. Ever heard of an offset account? They’re becoming an increasingly popular add-on feature to home loans, with new data showing that […] The post Why offset accounts are hitting new highs appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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How long does it really take to get a home loan?
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by David Barbeler
1M ago
Need a home loan in a hurry? You could be in luck. Plenty of lenders are keen to crunch loan approval times at present – but there’s a lot borrowers can do to potentially speed up the process, too. Finding a home to buy can take time, and when the right place comes along it […] The post How long does it really take to get a home loan? appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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Home buyers rejoice! More listings are hitting the market
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by David Barbeler
2M ago
Great news for home buyers! After an extended run of low listings, the number of homes coming onto the market is skyrocketing. So could this have an impact on the property market? Let’s take a look. Take a look around your local suburb, and chances are you’ll see freshly minted For Sale signs popping up all over […] The post Home buyers rejoice! More listings are hitting the market appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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They’re back! Why property investors account for one-in-three new home loans
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by David Barbeler
2M ago
Lending to property investors is soaring once again. We lift the lid on what’s driving investor interest – and what it could mean for the property market throughout 2024. It looks like property investors are back … and in a big way. The latest ABS figures show that in December 2023, banks lent over $26 billion in […] The post They’re back! Why property investors account for one-in-three new home loans appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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When will the next RBA cash rate call be made?
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by David Barbeler
2M ago
Happy days! The Reserve Bank kept rates steady in February. But a shake-up in the number of times our central bank meets each year is raising questions about how long the rate pause will last. Here’s what we could expect. It seems fitting that in a month known for Valentine’s Day, the Reserve Bank of […] The post When will the next RBA cash rate call be made? appeared first on Fundamental Business Finance ..read more
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