Saving for a home loan: rental payment history is now ‘genuine savings’?

When you apply for a home loan, the lender will request a wide range of information from you. A lender needs to be sure that you’ll be able to meet your repayments and comfortably service the loan, so you’ll need to provide information about your income, your assets and your liabilities.

The Benefits of Investing in an Apartment

The Benefits of Investing in an Apartment

Interested in property investment?

If so you probably want to make sure your portfolio is successful and will grow in value.

But with so many pieces to the property research puzzle, how do you make the right decisions to ensure positive outcomes?

I believe demographics will hold the key to the future of our property markets.

How many of us there are, how we want to live and where we want to live will be a more important factor shaping our future property markets than the short term ups and downs of supply and demand, consumer sentiment or interest rates.

This means understanding Australia’s lifestyle and demographic trends will provide you with the type of insight you need for constructing a successful property investment portfolio.

 Reserve Bank cuts interest rates to historic low of 0.75% to boost weak economy

Reserve Bank cuts interest rates to historic low of 0.75% to boost weak economy

Australia’s central bank has cut the official cash rate by 0.25% to a new record low of 0.75%.

The long-expected move follows months of signals from governor Philip Lowe that the Reserve Bank was prepared to push rates lower to increase employment and lift stubbornly low inflation back into the 2-3% target band.

How Wollongong is 33% cheaper to do business than the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Melbourne CBD

How Wollongong is 33% cheaper to do business than the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Melbourne CBD

Mr Grimson sites data from a recent survey that reveals Wollongong's CBD is set to rival Parramatta, Sydney CBD and Melbourne CBD as the newest magnet for talent and businesses operating in areas such as finance, accounting, HR, administration and IT.