mortgages + home loans

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Baby steps: How to prepare for the cost of having kids

Starting a family, or planning to start a family, can be a joyous and exciting time. But make no mistake, it can also be a challenging time and an emotional rollercoaster. To help smooth the journey it is important to get on top of your day-to-day finances ... More
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Rates are down, but so is mortgage refinancing

Interest rates have dropped to historic lows, but that hasn't translated into a wave of refinanced home loans. According to research by comparison site Mozo, just 6% of mortgage holders have refinanced over the past year. That's only 321,364 ... More
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The hidden costs that come with buying your first home

Achieving your dream of home ownership can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. It's often an emotionally charged financial decision so it's important to plan carefully. There are a number of considerations worth accounting for when preparing ... More
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Macquarie Bank named Money's Home Lender of the Year

Thanks to its quick turnarounds and clever pricing model in home lending, Macquarie Bank has become a favourite with brokers. According to Alex Dunnin, executive director of research and compliance at Rainmaker Information which publishes Money , "not ... More
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A beginner's guide to refinancing your home loan

There's a real buzz around refinancing right now. Figures from CoreLogic show 67% of property valuations currently relate to home loan refinancing - up 32% from last year, and Glenn Haslam, executive general manager, lending at Suncorp Bank - Money's ... More
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