Can a job switch affect your mortgage application?
Changing jobs may offer more perks – higher income, greater fulfilment, and the opportunity for growth are often things people look for in a new gig. But could it also impact your mortgage application? January and February each year is typically prime time for people considering switching jobs – the Christmas holiday period is in the rearview mirror and a new year of possibilities lies ahead. In fact new LinkedIn research shows 59% of workers are thinking about leaving their
Planning a reno in 2023? Here are 4 tips for smooth sailing
Having a spruced-up home feels great. And it can also boost your home’s value. But, as exciting as the prospect of rolling up your sleeves and getting on with a reno can be, there are certainly pitfalls to avoid. New year, new you, new reno? Renovating is exciting. Having aesthetics and function on point can make your home feel new again. And possibly add to its value should you want to sell or refinance. But we’ve all heard reno horror stories: shonky tradies, budget blowout
Get a financial head start on the school year
Finding the time to delve into your finances can be a struggle. But the school holidays can offer the perfect time, especially for teachers. Get cracking on your financial to-do list these holidays by looking into refinancing your mortgage. Planning on giving your finances a boost by refinancing your mortgage? Well, you’re not alone. Following a string of rate rises last year, borrowers are refinancing in record numbers, according to PEXA research. And ABS finance and wealth
What you should know about buying a tenanted investment property
Buying a rental property is a popular way to invest. But where do you stand if the property you’re eyeing off already has a tenant? We’ll fill you in on what you need to know. So you’re primed to expand your financial horizons and want to buy an investment property? 2023 may provide promise, with double-digit percentage gains for rental returns predicted in 11 out of the 14 major Australian residential markets. But what happens if the property you want to buy already has tena