Now that the predicted interest rate rises have come to fruition, many mortgage holders are examining their home loan products and looking at what cheaper options may be available. Given that there is the real ...

There are many reasons why a person may need to apply for a home loan later in life. Whether due to a separation or divorce, refinancing to a better deal, unlocking equity for renovations or ...

It should come as no surprise to most that the RBA has announced an increase to the cash rate by 25 basis points, taking the official rate to 0.35%.  Lenders across the board have responded by passing ...

The Higher Education Loan Programme, or HELP, has benefited many Australians who may not have been able to afford the upfront costs of a tertiary education by offering government funded student loans. However, these loans ...

Mortgage brokers are quite familiar with being misrepresented or asked totally baseless questions about their profession and their role in financial service industry.  So we have compiled some of the more popular misconceptions we hear, ...

When buying or selling a property you will need to engage the services of a Settlement Agent or Conveyancer. Their role is to ensure the legal requirements are met as part of the transference of ...

There is no denying that cars have become a necessity for most people and more than a mode of transportation. Much like fashion, cars are often used as a vehicle to express their owner’s ...

Now that the dust has settled on the holiday season and 2022 is well and truly underway, it may be the time to consider a refinance. Many mortgage holders actually never give the possibility of a ...

It is not uncommon for people to find themselves with a multitude of debts that over time become increasingly more difficult to manage. Whether it be credit cards, store cards, car loans, personal loans or ...

16 Nov 2021

What is Stamp Duty?

What is Stamp Duty? Stamp Duty has long been considered a necessary evil when it comes to property purchasing. Whilst it generates significant revenue for state governments, it does impact some potential buyers’ ability to ...

Potential borrowers are always keen to secure the most cost-effective lending option when looking for a new home loan, being conditioned to believe that they must find the lowest rate no matter what. Whilst on ...

Keystart Home Loans have been a great option for low-income Western Australians with little deposit to get into their own home when conventional lenders could not help. Whilst a good way to get a kick ...

A question you are likely to be asked by your mortgage broker during your finance application when purchasing a property is “do you have genuine savings?”. It’s not enough to simply have the funds ...

A home loan is one of the few things in life that is thrilling to secure, yet we all strive to be rid of as soon as we have it. Winning the lottery is not ...

Everyone is required to lodge a tax return at the end of the financial year, but for self-employed people it can be a more complex and involved undertaking. Unfortunately, mistakes can be made, or the ...

Welcome to the new financial year! FY2021 proved to be challenging but the team has been relentless in ensuring our clients have received the best service and outcomes we could have possibly delivered. It’s ...

As we get ready to bid FY2021 goodbye, the team at Blackburne Mortgage Broking are feeling great thinking about the wonderful clients we have had the privilege to help over the course of this financial ...

In determining an applicant’s eligibility to secure a home loan, a lender will assess not only their income, liabilities and credit history but also their living expenses. Gone are the days where an applicant ...

Quite often an applicant becomes perplexed when their property valuation returns less than they expected as part of their mortgage application. Yet it is wise to note that a bank valuation is not the same ...

Last year saw a significant number of mortgage holders make the difficult decision to defer their home loan payments due to unexpected job losses or changes in their employment status. Statistics released by APRA estimated ...

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