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Breaking down the jargon of home loan and product features.

Posted by Chris Collard on 22 April 2019
Breaking down the jargon of home loan and product features.
Which home loan is right for you? How can you tell when there's so many different lenders, loan types and features to choose from? How do you choose what is the most appropriate solution for you? Finding the most appropriate home loan for your situation is a process that can be confusing, particularly for first-timers. That is why it is more important than ever to ensure you partner with someone you can trust that can match features and benefits of loan products to your individual ...
Posted in: Interest rates Property planning Home loans Upgrading your Home Smart Money Management First Home Buyers Building Wealth  

Saving for the holiday season

Posted by Chris Collard on 21 November 2018
Saving for the holiday season
Firstly, a holiday budget should include ALL your expenses. Often the biggest holiday spending culprits aren't just the gifts you put under the tree, there are also the annual get-togethers with friends, tickets for raffles around the office to support local charities, teacher gifts, the office Secret Santa - the list goes on.   Here are six ways to have a great holiday season on a budget.
Make a list Make a list of who you have to shop for and ask yourself if y...
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How would an RBA rate rise affect you

Posted by Chris Collard on 15 October 2018
How would an RBA rate rise affect you
It's been nearly eight years since the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) last raised the country's official cash rate. Interest rates have been at historical lows for quite some time and as a homeowner, you may never have experienced an "official" rise in interest rates. At present, interest rates remain at an historical low levels and we expect them to stay that way for a while. However, forecasters predict Australia's economy will continue to strengthen over the n...
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Biggest money mistakes you didn't know you were making

Posted by Chris Collard on 30 September 2018
Biggest money mistakes you didn't know you were making
A few home truths about building a home and all that surrounds it. We all know saving for a deposit can be hard work. For many, it can take years of saving and planning to buy your first home. It's a big goal to achieve and the reality is we see people making the same common mistakes. Metricon recently spoke with our Director Chris Collard to discuss the eight biggest blunders you probably didn't know you were making. It's an insightful article and one all first home buyers...
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5 common mistakes by First Home Buyers

Posted by Mark Attard on 28 September 2018
5 common mistakes by First Home Buyers
Getting ready to buy your first home? As your mortgage manager, we're here to help you every step of the way. It's an exciting time and it's easy to make mistakes. Here are 5 common mistakes that you should try to avoid!
1. Relying on advice from family and friends Family and friends are people you can trust, so it's understandable that you listen to their advice. However, while they may have the best of intentions, it's always best to seek independent profes...
Posted in: Property Home loans mistakes Smart Money Management First Home Buyers Building Wealth  
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