NAB cuts home loan interest rates, ANZ raises

National Australia Bank today cut interest rates on a number of home loans by up to 60 basis points, while ANZ raised some residential loans by 10 basis points.

Should you buy an investment property in 2020?

2020 has been a tumultuous year, to say the least. So is it better to save your money and invest next year, or does 2020 present a unique opportunity in the property market?

What is an RMBS?

Mortgage-backed securities, infamous for playing a part in triggering the 2007-08 global financial crisis, have a colourful reputation. You may heard of them through films like The Big Short and Inside Job. But what is a mortgage backed security? It’s a lot simpler than you think.

What does a property manager do?

Being a property investor is not easy at the best of times, and it’s not just about simply buying the property. You also need to have tenants living there to return a rental income, which can present a whole new slew of issues.

How much rent should you charge?

Investors want to make as much money out of their properties as possible, but deciding on an appropriate amount of rent to charge is no easy task.

What are the costs of investing in property?

Property investment is enormous in Australia, with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) statistics showing there are more than 2.15 million property investors throughout the country.

Guide to body corporate fees

A body corporate and its fees may seem like a mysterious and expensive thing, but it doesn’t have to be.

A guide to tenants' rights for landlords

Owning an investment property can be a solid way to grow your wealth over time, but you’ll need to have a tenant in that property if you’re to make any regular income from it.

Houses versus apartments versus townhouses: What type of property should you buy?

Do you dream of a house on a mythical quarter-acre block complete with a Hills Hoist? Maybe you’re keen on the cosmopolitan lifestyle with bars, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Or perhaps you just like the idea of having a gym and a pool in the building while being on top of the busway and right next to Aldi.