House and Home

Why not all Home and Contents Insurance policies are equal

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:49

For most people, shopping around for the best deal on Home and Contents Insurance comes down to a comparison on price. But is the annual premium the best measure of a policy’s value? Different insurers have different policies about what’s included and what’s excluded in a Home and Contents Insurance policy. Here are three classic examples to look out for:

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Is now the time to consider a refinance of your home loan?

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:32

If you’ve been keeping track of the RBA cash rate announcements lately, you may know that we are at a historic low rate of 1.5 per cent1. This means that competition in the mortgage market has been fierce with many lenders cutting rates to below 4 per cent for some of their home loan products.

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Here’s what you can do right now to help make the sale of your property a success

Selling your property could net you a bumper profit, and paying attention to the little details may help get you there. During the September quarter of 2016, most Australians who sold did so for more than they bought - almost 98 per cent in NSW and over 90 per cent nationwide1. If you're just about to sell, we want to help count yourself in the 90 percent, and not the other 10. We've put together a list of simple changes you can make right now to help you get the best out of your property's sale.

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Home Loans: Fixed, variable or split?

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:42

To begin your journey towards buying a property, you may find that raising capital is an important aspect in making your first purchase. Many Australians rely on mortgages to purchase their first owner-occupied home.

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Investing in property

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:43

Why invest in property?

Just like cash, shares, stocks and deposit account products, property might be an option to investors who would like to put their money to work. Whether for a passive supplementary income, a pathway toward financial independence or a retirement plan, real estate might offer you an efficient way towards achieving your financial goals.

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Common conveyancing terms when purchasing a home

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:27

Familiarise yourself with some common conveyancing terms

Buying a property can be a serious undertaking, and it pays to make sure you go into it fully informed. Conveyancing is an integral part of the purchase or selling process, so consider familiarising yourself with these important introductory conveyancing terms.

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Home loans glossary of terms

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 11:50

Mortgages can be complex pieces of documentation – consider arming yourself with knowledge of these introductory terms to help understand the process.

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