Home Loans

PROPERTY

Head over heart the best tip

Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.

PROPERTY

Patience suggested as property sales rush eases

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Penny Pryor It's a time for wait-and-see, especially for first-home buyers - your net wealth will thank you.

SUIT YOURSELF

Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

RATES

Do the sums on mortgage options

Mark Bouris With low interest rates forcing competition among lenders, price is not the only factor.

PROPERTY

It pays to keep a cool head

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Melissa Browne Let me share my tips for safely navigating the treacherous waters of the property market.

HOME LOANS

Ten more mortgage myths to bust

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Mark Bouris Informed borrowers make better choices, so here are another 10 mortgage myths we can bust:

INSIGHT

Rise in property prices threatens to grow bubbles

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Clancy Yeates Low rates and a buoyant auction market are breathing new life into an age-old debate: are Australian house prices at risk of entering bubble territory?

Return of traditional mortgages

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Volatile investment markets and question marks over property values are making line-of-credit loans less popular and potentially harder to unwind for those who have one.

Cultivating an eye for growth

House prices blossom.

Peter Cerexhe And so the cash rate fell on Melbourne Cup day. Summer is fast approaching, the great race was exciting and, after a year of interest rate stasis, the gates opened at last for the Cup and the cut.

Packages deliver

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Lesley Parker Discounts on ''package'' home loans have topped 1 per cent for the first time and such products have made a strong showing in Canstar Cannex's latest mortgage survey.

Choosing the right contract

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Barbara Drury Buying a family home or investment property is a significant financial commitment, so it makes sense to share the burden with some form of joint ownership.