With interest rates at an all time low, the question of whether to choose a fixed interest rate loan is a hot topic. Last month we took a closer look at The Pros and Cons of a Fixed Rate Home Loan, but what if you are torn between a fixed rate and a variable rate home loan? There is a solution – you can take out a split rate mortgage.
When purchasing a property, refinancing or just renegotiating with your current lender, borrowers can generally decide between fixed-interest loans that maintain the same interest rate over a specific period of time, or variable-rate loans that charge interest according to market rate fluctuations. With interest rates at an all-time low, and many lender’s fixed rates significantly lower than their variable options, refinancing to a fixed rate is a very attractive option at the moment. While none of us know what the future holds, we can look at the facts and make an educated decision. Here are the ins and outs of fixed-rate loans.
First home buyers are keeping brokers and lenders very busy at the moment as they take advantage of the many different grants and schemes available to them. Home and land packages seem to be particularly attractive with buyers looking at growth corridors where they can see an equity increase in their property going forward.
The latest vacant land data demonstrates that even with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country, the South East Queensland land market displayed a 4.26% increase in lot sales from the corresponding financial year.
If this crazy year has taught us anything, it’s how life can change and chances are that since you got your home loan, interest rates have moved. Since you took out your mortgage, your life has probably changed a little too. Your income and expenses may have changed, and your financial goals could also be different.
With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, possibly bringing with them a little down time, now could be the perfect opportunity to review your finances and think about your goals.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australian small businesses close their doors within the first year, two out of four by the end of the second year, and three out of four by the fifth year. Running a successful small business takes hard work, perseverance, the ability to pivot when necessary, a good business plan and clear goals.
As many small business owners are struggling at the moment, we want to share with you our tips to help you achieve your goals and keep your business dreams alive.