mortgage matters Tag

  The double whammy of flat wages growth and rising living costs, most notably housing, has made saving money more difficult than ever for many Australians. Indeed, saving probably seems like a pipe dream to those of us struggling to make ends meet. But it’s not impossible and roughly three-quarters of Australians...

  A proposal from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) aims to reform negative gearing, and News.com.au says that Aussies are conflicted on the issue. But what is negative gearing, and why are the proposed changes so controversial? What would change? To first cover the basics, negative gearing is when a homeowner takes out a...

  Everyone looks forward to Christmas and the summer holiday season. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly. To indulge in festive fare. To get out in the great outdoors and enjoy quality time with family and friends. But this year, it could also be the right time to buy...

  Keeping up with home loan repayments over the Christmas holidays is a challenge for most Australians. Especially since more than 50% of us overspend during the silly season. According to recent figures released by the Commonwealth Bank, this year alone • Aussie shoppers will spend around $45 billion (from November 15 to...