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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (Update Feb 2020)

Interest rate announcement - February 2020This month the RBA have left the cash rate on hold at 0.75% and continue to monitor the economy closely. The inflation rate is currently 1.7% which is below the RBA’s ideal range of between 2% and 3%. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is an Australian

Market Commentary – January 2020

First of all, we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a happy new year! Throughout 2019, our updates sought to outline and discuss our prevailing view that, despite undeniable existence of several (potentially significant) headwinds, investors should remain cautiously optimistic about the medium to long term prospects for markets. This view

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Update

Interest rate announcement - December 2019This month the RBA have left the cash rate on hold at 0.75% and continue to monitor the economy closely. The inflation rate is currently 1.7% which is below the RBA’s ideal range of between 2% and 3%. The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) has

Market Update – November 2019

In the 12 months to the end of October, Australian Equities have returned 19.3% (as measured by the ASX 200 Total Return index) and International Equities have returned 15.8% (as measured by the MSCI World ex Australia Index). These exceptional returns, which include the market downturn that occurred this time last year, have brought welcome

Should I keep my family home when upgrading to a new home

Interest rate announcement - November 2019Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reduced the official cash rate by 0.25% to a record low of 0.75% in an effort to help support employment growth and increase inflation. This month the RBA have left the cash rate on hold at 0.75% and continue to monitor

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Interest rate announcement - October 2019After leaving it on hold last month, the RBA have this month reduced the official cash rate by 0.25% to a new low rate 0.75%. We believe that while some lenders may pass the rate on in full, it is likely that many will only pass on a portion

First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS)

Interest rate announcement - September 2019In July, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reduced the official cash rate by 0.25% to a record low of 1.0% in an effort to help support employment growth and increase inflation. This month the RBA have left the cash rate on hold at 1,00% and continue to monitor

Renovate, knock down & rebuild or relocate?

Interest rate announcement - August 2019Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reduced the official cash rate by 0.25% to a record low of 1.0% in an effort to help support employment growth and increase inflation. This month the RBA have left the cash rate on hold at 1,00% and continue to monitor