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General 6 Mistakes to avoid when refinancing in 2023

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Refinancing In 2023

Mistake #1: Only looking at the interest rate
Sure, getting a more competitive interest rate is appealing, but there are other factors to consider when comparing loans.

General Cushioning for the Fixed rate cliff

Cushioning For The Fixed Rate Cliff

The day you’ve been dreading is looming. You’ve enjoyed a record-low interest rate for a year or more, but now your fixed rate home loan term is ending.

General Cushioning for the Fixed Rate Cliff

Cairns Mortgage Brokers named state finalist at MFAA’s Excellence Awards 2022

A just-released First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) report has highlighted the key trends and insights from the initiative’s first six months in operation spanning from January to June 2020.

First Home Buyers

Demand for FHLDS untouched by COVID-19

A just-released First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) report has highlighted the key trends and insights from the initiative’s first six months in operation spanning from January to June 2020.

General

Finalist MFAA Community Champion Of The Year 2020

Cairns Mortgage Brokers has been announced as a finalist in the QLD State Community Champion Award category at the annual Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) State Excellence Awards.

First Home Buyers

Two new government schemes to benefit first home buyers!

Buying your first home is an exciting time! Did you know that the Australian Government has two new initiatives that support first home buyers? These are the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) and the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme.

First Home Buyers

Lenders are missing out on borrowers making bank on Airbnb profits

Short-term rental properties like Airbnb have flourished in recent years, yet lenders still struggle to accept them as a valid income stream for borrowers.

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Banks face squeeze as conduct probe crimps pricing power on the big 4

A recent spike in funding costs is happening at the worst time for Australia’s big banks, as intense public scrutiny crimps their ability to pass on increases to customers.

Home Loans

5 Tips For Guarantors on Home Loans

With property prices in Australian cities continuing to rise out of reach for first home buyers and first-time investors, using a guarantor to secure a home loan has become a popular route to entering the property market.

Home Loans

It is more important than ever to use a mortgage broker for investment loans and here is why

Higher interest rates: Some of the major lenders are increasing the interest rates for investment loans. Some recent examples are Commonwealth Bank (CBA) cancelling pricing requests for investment loans, and Macquarie increasing rates for investors.