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Refinancing to Make The Most from the Equity in Your Home

Refinancing your home loan could be a value saving option if you're looking to access additional funds. With housing prices rising so dramatically over the last couple of years, existing homeowners have the opportunity to access the equity in their home to spend on things like home improvements, debt consolidation, buying a new car or another large ticket item such as a caravan or motorbike. You could even help your child break into the housing market!

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Preparing for Interest Rate Hikes!

When you consider a ‘hike’, what is the first thing that springs to mind? A walk through the bush or a sharp rise? The RBA lifted the official cash rate by 25 points to .35 percent last week – the first rise in 11 years. While we understand that a rate rise is never a good thing, interest rates are still at historic lows and we wonder if the use of the word ‘hike’ is a necessary one!

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Finance Brokers Tasmania Lance Cure Gary Casboult

How a SMSF Can Set You Up For Retirement

Self-managed super funds (SMSF) are a different way of saving for retirement. A SMSF gives flexibility and control over where your retirement funds are invested, including the opportunity to invest in residential and commercial property.

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Finance Brokers Tasmania Rebecca Cooper

Tasmanian Stamp Duty Explained!

We've all had to pay more than we expect. Maybe it's the extra 50 cents for a sauce sachet with your pie, or a $1 additional shot in your morning latte.

Buying a property is no different. You'll have to pay a little extra on top of the purchasing price. The official term is call stamp duty.

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Be worthy! (Creditworthy, that is.)

Be aware that every forgotten electricity bill, loan repayment, and credit card application is being tracked… But you can put away your tin foil hat! You’re being assessed for your credit score.

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The loan process equation (or, how much can I borrow?)

When applying for a loan, you’ll hear terms such as “borrowing power”, “borrowing capacity”, and “assessment rate”. But how do they relate? What do they mean? We’ll break it down for you in a simple equation.

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Loan calculators

During your research into your financial situation, you may have clicked on our calculator section – and been overwhelmed with the number of different types available! What do they all mean and what are they used for?!

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Government building grants – an October 2021 update

Homebuyers, builders, and renovators take note! You may be eligible for a government incentive to help you with your dream home.

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Dos and don’ts of commercial loans – before you start

So you’re a business owner. Maybe you want help managing your cash flow, or you’re looking to fund your growth, or you want to buy equipment for your business. But to do it, you’ll need some extra funds.

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Offset and redraw explained

When looking for a home loan, a low interest rate isn’t the only thing you need to consider. It’s also important to look into your options to set up redraw and offset accounts.

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Finance Brokers Tasmania Jake Birtwistle Lance Cure

What does a finance broker actually do?

Since we’ve recently gained a few new followers, we thought now was as good as time as any to introduce (or reintroduce) ourselves.

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Tracking your monthly expenses

Do you track your monthly expenses? When life’s busy, it’s so easy for your finances to not be a priority (did someone say Netflix binge?!). But we’re here to remind you that it’s actually really important to set some time aside each month to audit your spending (sorry guys).

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