Your suburb’s 2021 property report card is in

Your suburb’s 2021 property report card is in

With all the talk of record-breaking property growth throughout 2021, do you know how exactly your suburb and property type performed? Today we’ll show you how to find out in just a few clicks. You’ve probably heard all the talk of national housing values soaring in...
Borrowing soars: average loan up almost $100,000 in 12 months

Borrowing soars: average loan up almost $100,000 in 12 months

How much do you need to borrow to buy a typical Australian home these days? Well, the average loan size has increased dramatically over the past year – up almost $100,000. The national average loan size for owner-occupier dwellings rose to an all-time high of $596,000...
Homeowners nearly four years ahead on their mortgage repayments

Homeowners nearly four years ahead on their mortgage repayments

Australian homeowners are loading up their offset accounts in record amounts, so much so that the average household is now almost four years ahead on their mortgage payments. Quick question: do you have an offset account (or several) attached to your mortgage? They’ve...
2022 forecast: places where housing prices aren’t slowing down

2022 forecast: places where housing prices aren’t slowing down

National housing values grew 22.1% in 2021, and there are two capital cities and one region in particular that are not ready to slow down just yet. Can you guess where? Happy New Year everyone! To kick off 2022, we’re looking at how the property market performed...
Three (financial) New Year’s resolution ideas

Three (financial) New Year’s resolution ideas

Cut calories, increase your steps, abstain from alcohol: each year we set ourselves some pretty lofty New Year’s resolutions, most of which are doomed to fail. So why not add a nice straightforward financial goal to the list this year? Here are three to get you...
Season’s greetings! Here’s to a prosperous 2022!

Season’s greetings! Here’s to a prosperous 2022!

To all our terrific clients: thank you for your ongoing support and for being such wonderful, loyal clients. We are always so appreciative of any opportunities – be they big, small, or anywhere in between! Life has thrown many of us all sorts of challenges these past...
Up to 4,600 first home buyer guarantees back up for grabs

Up to 4,600 first home buyer guarantees back up for grabs

Want to buy your first home with a deposit of just 5% and pay no lenders’ mortgage insurance? You could be in luck – the federal government will soon reissue up to 4,651 unused Home Guarantee Scheme spots. First home buyers who use the Home Guarantee Scheme fast track...
Finding More Meaning This Christmas

Finding More Meaning This Christmas

Overseas supply chain issues and congested online delivery systems could make it harder for Santa to deliver his gifts on time this year. Never fear: that doesn’t have to be a negative. It could actually be the very excuse we need to make Christmas 2021 more about...
How to Save for a Home Deposit at Christmas Time

How to Save for a Home Deposit at Christmas Time

Traditionally, the Christmas and New Year period is the time of year where many of us tend to overspend. While this might be well-meaning, as most people are simply buying gifts for family and friends at Christmas or going on holiday, you need to be sure that it...