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Professional Partners News Bulletin – Our Thoughts on the Royal Commission’s Recommendations

Bottom line of the Royal Commission’s recommendations can be summarised by the share price movements in yesterday’s market, with bank shares surging ahead 5%. Westpac’s share price soured to the biggest one-day-gain in a

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February 6, 2019

5 ways refinancing can help you

There is no greater financial commitment than your home and its loan. That’s why it makes perfect sense to regularly check your home loan health and ensure it’s still working for your particular situation. Here are five key

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February 6, 2019

Managing your mortgage stress

Mortgage stress. So many Aussie homeowners are struggling under the weight of it. If you find yourself stressed out about your repayments, here are a few steps to get back in control. Plan for the future Most people experience

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December 5, 2018

QBE Australian Housing Outlook 2018-2021

Australia reached a major milestone this year when our population reached 25 million. Natural population growth and international migration combined to achieve this milestone quicker than most forecasters predicted. And, of

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November 7, 2018

Buying and selling in the current climate

The stats are in – the Australian housing market is on the downturn. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the first quarter of this year revealed a big drop in both Melbourne (the biggest decline in five and a half

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November 7, 2018

The right loan amount – how much should I borrow?

‘How much can I borrow?’ It’s the one question just about every client asks us! But it’s not the right question. A better one is ‘How much should I borrow?’ And this is where we can be of most help – to ensure our

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October 2, 2018

You don’t always need to wait for the auction – here’s why

So you’ve found the house of your dreams. But there’s a catch – it’s going to auction so all you can do is wait and hope you’re the lucky bidder, right? Nope, there is another option. It’s one that could see you

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September 4, 2018

How to pick a good investment property

A good investment property can fast-track your future finances. But buying the wrong one can be disastrous. Here’s a few things to consider when determining a property’s investment value. The key criteria The basics

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August 7, 2018

Using your super to buy your first home faster

If you’re a young Aussie trying to buy your first home, you know exactly how hard it is to get your foot in the door … of the bank that is, not the potential property! But the federal government recently announced a new

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July 3, 2018

Home loan approvals – have the banks really changed that much?

If you think it’s tough to get into the housing market, the home loan approval process ain’t much better! The past twelve months have seen an enormous amount of change in lending parameters. This can come as a rude shock to

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May 16, 2018