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Homeowners feel the pinch as RBA lifts cash rate to 3.60%

By Michael Papadopoff | March 7, 2023

The RBA has increased the official cash rate for a tenth straight meeting, taking it to 3.60%. How much will this rate hike increase your monthly mortgage repayments, and how many more rate rises are expected to come?

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Take the heat off rate hike fears with these 3 tips for buyers

By Michael Papadopoff | February 22, 2023

Have recent rate hikes made you nervous about taking the plunge into the property market? You’re not alone; it’s a buyer’s market for a reason. Here’s how to stay cool and calm when buying your next property. 

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How to prepare for a fixed-rate mortgage cliff

By Michael Papadopoff | February 15, 2023

Do you have a fixed-rate mortgage contract that’s coming to an end soon? It can be a stressful time, particularly with rate rise news dominating the headlines. So today we’ve got some tips for a smooth transition.

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RBA hikes the cash rate for the ninth time in a row, to 3.35%

By Michael Papadopoff | February 7, 2023

The RBA has kicked off 2023 by increasing the cash rate a further 25 basis points to 3.35%. How much will this rate hike increase your mortgage repayments in 2023, and how high is the cash rate expected to go?

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Considering refinancing your mortgage? Here are some questions to ask

By Michael Papadopoff | February 1, 2023

Home loan not up to scratch? Looking for a better rate? Or do you want to unlock equity? Then refinancing could be for you. But there are some important questions to ask first.

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Can a job switch affect your mortgage application?

By Michael Papadopoff | January 26, 2023

Changing jobs may offer more perks – higher income, greater fulfilment, and the opportunity for growth are often things people look for in a new gig. But could it also impact your mortgage application?

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Planning a reno in 2023? Here are 4 tips for smooth sailing

By Michael Papadopoff | January 19, 2023

Having a spruced-up home feels great. And it can also boost your home’s value. But, as exciting as the prospect of rolling up your sleeves and getting on with a reno can be, there are certainly pitfalls to avoid.

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Get a financial head start on the school year

By Michael Papadopoff | January 12, 2023

Finding the time to delve into your finances can be a struggle. But the school holidays can offer the perfect time, especially for teachers. Get cracking on your financial to-do list these holidays by looking into refinancing your mortgage.

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What you should know about buying a tenanted investment property

By Michael Papadopoff | January 5, 2023

Buying a rental property is a popular way to invest. But where do you stand if the property you’re eyeing off already has a tenant? We’ll fill you in on what you need to know.

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4 New Year’s resolutions for financial fitness

By Michael Papadopoff | December 29, 2022

As the sun rises on January 1, many Australians will be getting started on their new year’s pacts. The gym will be full of determined resolution keepers; the pavement pounded by brand-new sneakers. But what about shaping up your finances?

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