Its no secret that property values have recently declined, with some locations and property types harder hit than others. If you have been keen to refinance to secure a better interest rate but have been ...

Its fair to say that banks are scrutinizing loan applications more closely in the current lending climate, with income, expenditure and conduct of commitments being placed under the microscope with a lot more vigor than ...

Most economists predicted that we would see a decrease in the RBA cash rate this week, and indeed that’s what we saw with the new rate now being 1.25%. Its been almost two years since ...

Most people understand that the amount a lender will let you to borrow is affected by factors such as your income, current debts and how many dependents you have. All pretty standard, common sense stuff. ...

We heard today that the RBA has left the cash rate on hold for the 30th consecutive meeting in a row. Whilst most of us are curious to know the outcome of their meeting every ...

Its not uncommon to outgrow your first home or to simply want to upgrade. But to make the transition to one property to another is not always a straightforward undertaking, though it can be easier ...

Let’s be honest, its daunting for a first home buyer trying to enter the property market. A bare minimum deposit will generally run into the tens of thousands and unless you are one of ...

Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) is here, and most Australians are unaware of how it can affect their ability to get finance and that it will change the way their credit score is calculated. Historically, Australian ...

Part of the recommendations handed down in the Hayne Report for Banking Royal Commission have centered around how brokers are paid. Apart from the fact his findings were based on slew of inaccuracies and blatant ...

Basic Home Loans Basic or “no-frills” home loans are just that, basic and without frills. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. With this type of product all you are getting is a home ...

Data recently released by CoreLogic Business has determined that mortgage brokers are the preferred option for borrowers looking to obtain a home loan. In the September quarter of 2018 brokers settled 59.1 percent of all residential home ...

There’s a reason it is called the silly season and love it or hate it, it’s now well and truly upon us. Many of us will suffer from a financial hangover long after ...

The advertised or contract price of property being purchased is only the starting point when it comes to costs associated with a property purchase. Whilst the purchase price is certainly the largest cost you will ...

There was a time when lenders simply took your declared living expenses (for the most part) at face value, taking little time to delve particularly deep into where an applicant’s outgoings were being directed. ...

The term “mortgage prisoner” has recently gained traction, describing those mortgage holders literally under siege by their home loan and falling into the category of being under “mortgage stress”. It’s typically thought that home ...

Buying a home, whether as a “First Home Buyer” or “Next Home Buyer”, can be daunting at the best of times. But the stress of getting finance can be alleviated by securing a ‘Pre-Approval’ with ...

The process of buying a property as a “first home buyer” (FHB) can be daunting at best, but it doesn’t have to be. Here we break down the top 10 questions that first home buyers ...

It’s quite surprising how few first home buyers in Western Australia know about he “First Home Buyers Assistance Account” (FBAA). A state government scheme administered by the Real Estate and Business Agents Supervisory Board, ...

Our greatest asset at Blackburne Mortgage Broking are our amazing clients who make doing business so rewarding. We never tire of receiving great feedback from happy customers.

We are well and truly now into the 2019 Financial Year. Hopefully you have made some new year’s resolutions to manage your money better to help reach your financial and wealth creation goals. There are ...

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