Entries by IndigoFinance

Exit costs when refinancing

Refinancing can be a great way to save money if you believe you are paying too much for your loan, but there is more to it than just finding a loan with a lower interest rate and making the change. Before making the switch, ensure the savings you could make outweigh the fees involved. Here […]

Business Loans – what you need to know

Applying for a business loan is a completely different process to that of a home loan application. To ensure you don’t lose your way, we’ve set out a clear path for you to follow. 1. Find a specialised broker Commercial lending is very different to residential, so when searching for a broker, it is important to […]

How do I know I’m getting a good deal from my lender?

With so many products offered by various lenders, it can be quite perplexing trying to figure out whether or not you’ve scored yourself a good deal on your home loan. While doing your research and comparing what’s out there in the market is one of the most obvious ways to find out whether you’re sitting […]

What are the extra costs of buying a home?

Application & establishment fees, stamp duty + more. When taking out a mortgage, many people forget to consider the associated fees and expenses. Here are some of the extra costs that you’ll need to consider when you take out a home loan. Home loan application fees Most lenders charge a home loan application fee. This can […]

Rental yields – what you need to know

Rental yield – essentially the rate of rental income returned against the costs of an investment property is a great indicator of a property’s investment potential. But you need to keep things in perspective when you factor it into your decision to purchase property. Calculating rental yield A good first step in examining rental yield’s […]

How to negotiate the best property price

Negotiating the best property price isn’t a matter of swindling a seller. It’s about doing your homework, knowing what you want, knowing the market and making sensible offers. When you are buying property, getting the best price can mean the difference between being able to afford it and having to settle for second best. And, […]

What comes first: the property or the loan?

It’s easy to get carried away with the fun part of buying a property – looking at houses – but delaying the less compelling task of arranging finance will weaken your negotiating position on both the property and the loan. Looking for a property to purchase is an exciting time. Choices regarding location, size, number […]

How The ‘Best Interest Duty’ Can Help You Find The Best Home Loan

The Best Interest Duty (BID) for mortgage brokers came into effect 1 January 2021. The Best Interest Duty and related obligations ensure that you receive advice that meets your objectives, financial situation and needs, and that we act in your best interests when providing this advice. What does that really mean for you? In short, […]

What The Banks Can’t Offer – But We Can!

What a difference a year makes. After the turmoil of lockdowns and employment uncertainty around this time last year, things are looking up for many of our clients – in more ways than one! 26% of Australians say their families are now ‘better off’ financially than this time last year and some recent auction clearance […]

6 Ways First Home Buyers Could Buy Sooner

The dream of home ownership is a tough one for many Australians to fulfil. After all, Australia is one of the most expensive countries to live in. But it’s not just the cost of living and property pricing that delays our property buying. The road to home ownership can be a long and winding one […]