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Have you considered some Loan saving tips

12/8/2019
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It’s been two months since the RBA started cutting rates, here’s what you should have done by now Lucy Dean Yahoo Finance 6 August 2019 It’s been nine weeks since the Reserve Bank of Australia began its campaign of rate cuts, and if you haven’t been making the most of it, you’re looking at thousands of dollars down the drain. The RBA cut rates by 0.25 per cent both in June and July, bringing the official interest rate to a record low...

Brokers Bracing For Shake-up

6/2/2019
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Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has delivered recommendations from the royal commission into financial misconduct that could see consumers forced to pay upfront mortgage broker fees. The recommendations for the radical shake-up to the broking industry was not unexpected, in early 2017 The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) conducted a “Review of mortgage broker remuneration”.READ MORE HERE These are the occasions when a peak body association has to advocate practical solutions that find a balance between its member’s interests and consumer expectations. The...

Foreign Buyers Duty Form required by all Buyers

18/1/2019
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On 1 January 2019, foreign transfer duty and foreign landholder duty came into effect by amending the Duties Act 2008. The additional 7% duty applies to acquisitions of residential property where the buyer or transferee are foreign persons, including foreign companies and trusts.What does this mean to you? Every buyer or transferee that acquires or purchases land in Western Australia is now required to complete and lodge a Foreign Transfer Duty Declaration Form within two months of executing the dutiable transaction.If you represent a...

Tax Changes From 1 July 2017

15/6/2017
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Budget 2017 Update GST On New Residential Purchases From 1 July 2018 the Federal Government will require all purchasers of new residential premises (new builds) to remit the GST component previously provided by developers/builders directly to the ATO as part of the property settlement process.Little is known of the changes other than what has been recently posted on the ATO website HERE AIC National along with various key industry stakeholders are conferring with the ATO tomorrow via a teleconference.The AICWA is deeply concerned...

Foreign Investment change

9/6/2017
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New Charge for Foreign Owners for Empty Properties Foreign persons who apply for approval to purchase residential property after 9 May 2017 will face a new annual vacancy charge to be imposed if the property is not occupied for at least six months per year.The charge will be levied annually and will be equivalent to the purchase application fee imposed at the time the property was acquired by the foreign investor.Details of the new charge can be viewed HERE FIRB approval for sale of...

What does Finance Pre-approval mean?

26/3/2017
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Confused about home loan pre-approvals? Here’s everything you need to know before you start house hunting. What information do you need? First, your broker will want to build a comprehensive picture of your finances. To do this, you’ll need to provide evidence of everything including: Pay slips and tax returns for your income. Title deeds for tangible assets (i.e. physical items such as buildings, machinery and inventory), and Portfolio statements for intangible assets (non-physical items such as copyrights and patents). Loan...