More than meets the eye – white-label loans are more than a good price

For those unfamiliar, a white-label loan is essentially a home-branded loan. Just like your favourite home-branded products you see in supermarket aisles there is more than meets the eye – the white-label loan is more than its competitive price tag. White-label products are high quality and are developed by leading lenders – they are just… Read more about More than meets the eye – white-label loans are more than a good price

What you can borrow or what you should borrow?

The amount you can borrow and the amount you should borrow are sometimes two very different things. Before you apply for a home loan, it makes sense to realistically assess your financial situation. Here’s how to do it. Understand your borrowing capacity Generally speaking, your borrowing capacity – what you can borrow – depends on… Read more about What you can borrow or what you should borrow?

Did you know….. about non-bank lenders?

Deciding where to go for your home loan is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. While many prospective property owners will choose to use a mainstream lender, non-bank lenders also have their advantages. What are non-bank lenders? Essentially, a non-bank lender is a lender that’s not a bank, credit union or building society.… Read more about Did you know….. about non-bank lenders?

Borrowing money for renovations: What you need to know.

You’ve been dreaming of that new kitchen and dining room for as long as you can remember, and now the time has come to put your plans in motion. But do you really have the budget to afford the works? Here are a few things to think about before making the leap from Pinterest board… Read more about Borrowing money for renovations: What you need to know.

Overcapitalising: What it is and how to avoid it

As a home owner or property investor, you may have heard the term ‘overcapitalising’. But what exactly is it and why is it considered bad? While adding a new deck or kitchen can increase the value and enjoyment of your property, overcapitalising can end up costing you more than you planned. Here’s a closer look… Read more about Overcapitalising: What it is and how to avoid it

Buying to rent on Airbnb : Pros and Cons

There’s no denying that websites like Airbnb and Stayz have turned the holiday accommodation industry on its head. Anyone with a property, or even just a room to spare, can potentially make some handy cash from this new segment of the travel market. If you’re thinking of buying an investment property with the express purpose of listing it as… Read more about Buying to rent on Airbnb : Pros and Cons

Buying property with other people: Mine, yours or ours?

When people buy property together, particularly if it’s with a partner or spouse, they often register the title in both people’s names – especially if they’re going to live in the property. But other arrangements are possible, several friends might opt to own individual shares in a property, for example, or a couple might choose… Read more about Buying property with other people: Mine, yours or ours?

Why brokers hold the keys to getting your foot in the property door

Getting a foot in the door of your dream home might be getting harder, but talking to a mortgage broker could get you the keys more quickly. Purchasing a property in today’s housing market is not for the faint-hearted. Would-be homebuyers have only to turn on their TV – or check Facebook or Twitter – for the latest… Read more about Why brokers hold the keys to getting your foot in the property door

Want to help your kids buy property? Here’s how.

The real estate market can be tough for young adults, but as a parent you may be able to lend a helping hand. We tell you how. 1.  Parent-to-child loan A parent-to-child loan is when a parent lends their child money. This is a formal, legally binding arrangement, administered by an independent third party. At… Read more about Want to help your kids buy property? Here’s how.