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Mortgages are ‘enablers’, not handcuffs: Finni Mortgages

While an increasing number of Australians could find themselves in ‘mortgage prison’, chief executive at Finni Mortgages said it’s important to shift the mindset. Despite the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) breaking its 10 consecutive rate hike streak in April, the chances of more hikes to come appear imminent. During an address at the National Press Club on […]

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Buying Investing

Can interest-only repayments breathe life into the Australian market?

Mark Bouris has called on the federal government to allow astute borrowers ahead of their repayments to switch to interest-only payments to stimulate the property sector. Speaking on a recent podcast episode, Mr Bouris shared his belief the Albanese government should do more to reward prudent borrowers by allowing their repayments to shift from principal and […]

Investing
Investing

What SA’s revamped home-buying scheme means for investors

Will South Australia’s new home-buying deposit scheme make or break the property market? According to an expert, naysayers need to look at the new policy in context and with data to see why it’s a “great policy”. The federal government recently announced that the state government-backed lender HomeStart had dropped the minimum deposit for its graduate […]