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Australia's cheapest home loans of 2021

Australia's cheapest home loans of 2021

Whether you’re buying a new property or refinancing an existing home loan, taking advantage of some of the cheapest mortgage rates in years is a no-brainer. Compared to the average big bank rate, a typical borrower could save as much as $90,000 over the life of a loan by opting for one of the cheapest home loan rates.^^ 

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Top lenders unveil ultra low new home loan rates

Top lenders unveil ultra low new home loan rates

The Reserve Bank has so far kept the cash rate on hold in 2021, but some of Australia’s top lenders are forging ahead with their own home loan rate cuts in a bid to entice bargain hunting refinancers and home buyers.

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Pros and cons of mortgage refinancing

Pros and cons of mortgage refinancing

It is easy to assume that once you get your home loan, you don’t need to worry about it too much (unless you are at risk of defaulting or if you’re close to paying it off).

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Meet the lenders taking on the big banks in 2021

Meet the lenders taking on the big banks in 2021

In case you missed the news, lending rates have gone off a cliff in the past two years in the wake of six Reserve Bank interest rate cuts, including one last November. And now that the dust has settled, Aussie borrowers have a real opportunity in 2021 to take advantage of some of the lowest rates on record.Borrowers looking for the sharpest rates will need to look beyond the big banks though. Rival lenders have taken the spotlight: not only dishing up super low variable and fixed rates, but also new features and extra incentives.It’s little wonder that rival lenders are seeing a spike in customers switching their home loans and other borrowings from the major banks, with some genuinely big savings now available for those who are prepared to shop around.So, if you're sick of paying more than you need to on your home loan, personal loan or business loan, you’ll want to get acquainted with these killer lenders taking on the big banks in 2021.

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How does land affect the cost of property

How does land affect the cost of property?

A property’s cost may be affected by the size, shape and location of the land it sits on. Having property with a lot of land doesn’t immediately equal having high property value though. There are several factors that come into play when assessing the land-to-asset ratio. But the most important is location. 

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