Home Finance

First Home Buyers: Grants & benefits available to you now

Getting into your first home has to be one of the most exciting milestones in life. On the flip side, it can be a little stressful. You’ve got to establish where you want to live, the type of property - house or unit, whether to buy an existing property or...

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When is the right time to refinance?

6 March 2024   As a general rule of thumb, if it’s been at least two years since you took out your home loan, it might be a good idea to review refinancing options. That’s because lenders, which want to win your business, often charge lower interest rates to attract...

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Insider Tips for Business Finance Brokers by Daniel Green

16th February 2023 Last week was a big week of achievements for the Green Team and I’ve only just had a chance to take it in. We were honoured with four industry awards over a few days, including our appointment to the LMG Chairman’s Club, positioning us in the Top...

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How do cash rate rises really impact how much you can borrow?

November’s official cash rate announcement came as no surprise with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) presenting a 25 basis points increase, taking the official cash rate to 4.35%. This is the third rate rise since April 2023 and the highest it’s been in almost 12 years. So, what do...

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Thinking of refinancing? Here’s 5 important considerations

The cash rate is currently four percentage points higher than it was at the beginning of 2022, and it’s clearly influencing our purchasing behaviours (eating in is cool again), and for some, our quality of sleep! If an increase in loan repayments or the potential for an increase (i.e. if...

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Home loan pre-approval: your key to a successful negotiation

Securing a home loan pre-approval provides you with a commitment from the bank or lender of your choice as to how much you can borrow before you buy, with a formal, written home loan pre-approval. An official conditional pre-approval isn’t just an ‘indication’ of how much you can borrow it...

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Green Finance Group wins record 25 finance awards in 6 months

It’s been a big week for the Green Team, in the best of ways. On Monday night Green Finance Group were awarded the honour of all honours at Loan Market's Annual Awards – Number 1 Finance Brokerage Australia/NZ.  It's still sinking in. In addition to our team award, I also...

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Is getting a home loan more difficult when you are a self-employed borrower?

There is a common misconception that if you are self-employed obtaining a home or investment loan is difficult. It can be harder, but it isn’t always. In today’s modern workplace the fact is more people than ever before are self-employed and most lenders have adjusted their policy to suit demand...

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Why many parts of Australia are a landlord’s market right now

The Green Team are seeing a consistent stream of finance enquiries on behalf of investors, new and experienced, looking to take advantage of current favourable market conditions to grow or start their residential investment property portfolios. The latest RBA cash rate increase in May and ongoing speculation as to the...

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Home Loan repricing versus refinancing: How to save money in a rising rate environment

In May 2023 the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced a further hike to the cash rate from 3.60% to 3.85%. This was the 11th increase to the cash rate in approximately 12 months and a total of 3.75 percentage points up from a record-low of 0.1% back in May...

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