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March 2017

A Quick History of How Mortgage Brokering Started


Mortgage brokering has indeed come a long way in Australia. We can trace it back to the late 1800's when the Federal Bank of Australia was established. Just five years down the line after its establishment, Australia legislated the Real Property Act in 1886. This legislation covered key aspects of land and property ownership in [...]

20 Lifehacks For Around Your Home


If you own a home, sometimes it may be daunting to maintain it. Be it cleaning, cooking, or other regular activities around the home, some effort is required. In this article, we will consider some simple lifehacks and tricks that you can employ in your home to make things flow easily. They are easy to [...]

How You Can Increase the Value of Your Home


Many home owners across Australia have always been plagued with the task of increasing the value of their homes. This is true especially with people who have owned homes for very long periods. So, how can you increase the value of your home in order for it to reach modern standards? Give Your Kitchen a [...]

How Australian Mortgage Rates Compare Globally


Have you ever wondered how Australian Mortgage rates compare with other countries? If you want to buy a home, is it cheaper in Australia? Well, if these questions are ringing in your mind, after reading this article you’ll have a clear picture of how the Australian mortgage rates stack up to other countries, specifically Western [...]

December 2016

The Last 10 Years Of Property Value In Canberra?


Introduction Australians have had a long history of being home owners. Property has been considered a lucrative and popular venture for many. The evidence of this is through the many ventures that revolve around property.  The Situation of the Property Market in Canberra – Past and Present Highlights As of July 2016, Canberra has experienced [...]

November 2016

10 Tips to Get You from Renting to Buying a Property


You’ve been renting an apartment or home for a good while now but you’re thinking of crossing over to the other side of ownership. This does not have to be a painful process for you. It should be an experience because, after all, there’s that pride and convenience that comes with having something of your [...]

October 2016

Bought Your First Property? What Next


After purchasing your first property, there comes the inevitable question of the next best move you can make in terms of mortgage dealings. It might seem like securing the house is the only main event, but a few steps down this road; we will look at some of the best follow up essentials to do [...]

Advantages Vs Disadvantages of using an independent mortgage


When you're writing those seemingly gigantic mortgage checks to your bank or your private lenders each month, probably the last word that comes to mind is advantage. Private mortgage is something you don’t borrow from a bank. Instead, you borrow from lenders or friends. Whether it’s your only option, or one of many options, it's [...]

How does Brexit effect Australian property values


The United Kingdom (UK) withdrawing from the European Union (EU), has had a domino effect on the entire global economic system. Brexit, a result of the June 2016 referendum has caused instabilities not only in the economical sphere but also in the social and political spheres. This monumental decision has had ramifications in the day-to-day lives of more than millions in [...]

April 2016

Ten Things You Need before taking out a Home Loan


We all have that dream: the dream of the perfect home. Whether it’s a penthouse condo, a country cottage, a sprawling manor or an elegant townhouse in the middle of the city, you deserve the chance to live in your dream home. At Family Finance we try to help you towards achieving that dream. Unfortunately, [...]