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winniey
winniey
8 July 2008

Has anyone used MECU before?

Has anyone used MECU before?

Hi Jo, Thanks for your feedback. They do have a "green" loan and the rate is the same as for the first home owners loan. I think I like the fact the fees are readily…

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winniey
Jul 08, 2008 3:04 pm
winniey
Matrix
Matrix
11 July 2008

The Red Dragon

The Red Dragon

Bugger! oh well, NAB and Westpac won't be far behind i guess.

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Matrix
Jul 11, 2008 11:19 pm
claego
claego
19 July 2008

Interest rates

Interest rates

I think that there could be another 2 interest rate rise.. my DH looks at the news everyday... although he is concerned about it, but we are not fixing the loan... i just…

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claego
Jul 19, 2008 10:11 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
30 July 2008

QuickDirect - info needed

QuickDirect - info needed

legendaryt, Take a look at www.yourmortgage.com.au It used to be much more user friendly, but I think it still gives all the info you need. Chris

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ChrisL
Jul 30, 2008 7:58 pm
sandra77
sandra77
6 August 2008

What Loan? Advice please.

What Loan? Advice please.

Hi, I'm Dave, Hubby from post above, There is, as you can imagine many options here, but the best one (in my opinion and experience) depends mostly on your financial…

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sandra77
Aug 06, 2008 9:23 pm
ducky_1983
ducky_1983
14 August 2008

order of title

order of title

sorry I didn't phrase my question correctly, upon settlement, they only have to provide us with an order of title, not the title itself. My understanding was that the bank…

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ducky_1983
Aug 14, 2008 8:21 pm
Mikaela_D
Mikaela_D
22 August 2008

bank effed up!

bank effed up!

It's all being sorted out between our solicitors, their solicitors, the bank and our mortgage broker... the wheels are turning, we don't have to make a scene. The bank got…

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Mikaela_D
Aug 22, 2008 12:00 pm
Mikaela_D
Sassy_Bud
Sassy_Bud
27 August 2008

Anyone used www.loanaustralia.com.au for mortgage?

Anyone used www.loanaustralia.com.au for mortgage?

I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to add my 2 cents as I got my mortgage through this company and was surprised to read so many bad words about…

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Sassy_Bud
Aug 27, 2008 5:47 pm
Allan Faint
Allan Faint
2 October 2008

Finance for building and or owner builder

Finance for building and or owner builder

It is more difficult at the moment in general to arrange finance but I can arrange finance of up to 75% of the properties end value if owner building through Home Building…

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Allan Faint
Oct 02, 2008 4:15 pm
Allan Faint
thlo
thlo
13 October 2008

Q's about loan/mortgage

Q's about loan/mortgage

This question comes up often. I know it is possible to package cars into a home loan at the time of home purchase is by way of an EQUITY GUARANTEE home loan as I have…

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thlo
Oct 13, 2008 3:03 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
17 October 2008

consolidate

consolidate

If you have 10% equity in your home and your bank is not one of a few (I shouldn't name them here) that doesn't go above 90% LVR in a home loan, you can apply for an…

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thlo
Oct 17, 2008 9:07 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
18 October 2008

Equity Mortgage

Equity Mortgage

greetings, Line of credit and offset accounts are fantastic. with a Line of credit, so long as you have the discipline not to spend the available…

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thlo
Oct 18, 2008 1:40 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
18 October 2008

Need a 100% offset loan

Need a 100% offset loan

Many brokers are scrambling week to week to get a sale - hence they are not really knowledgable about what is best for you. I've used a…

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thlo
Oct 18, 2008 1:54 am
thlo
in_for_the_experience
in_for_the_experience
20 October 2008

Choice - PD

Choice - PD

Thanks for your advice guys.

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in_for_the_experience
Oct 20, 2008 9:20 pm
thlo
thlo
21 October 2008

More movement on interest rates 17/10...ANZ blinks first

More movement on interest rates 17/10...ANZ blinks first

Big banks have entered into a price war on mortgages since ANZ's decision on Friday to reduce rates independently of the Reserve Bank of Australia. National Australia…

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thlo
Oct 21, 2008 5:06 am
thlo
Shue
Shue
28 October 2008

Loans - help.

Loans - help.

I thought about using my parents house as equity after my fix rate finishes in 2 years time. I have read the basics of this arrangement but would like to know what are…

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Shue
Oct 28, 2008 10:23 pm
Cleishy
Cleishy
30 October 2008

Recommend Mortgage Broker

Recommend Mortgage Broker

I highly reccomend mine from Inovayt. I would of given up if it wasn't for him. Very reliable, done a great job and makes sure are well looked after.

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Cleishy
Oct 30, 2008 4:24 pm
Cleishy
thlo
thlo
31 October 2008

New govt savings plan for first home buyers

New govt savings plan for first home buyers

There doesn't seem to be much interest in this scheme at the moment probably due to the long term nature of it but if 100% loans become harder, I suspect there will be interest.

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thlo
Oct 31, 2008 2:03 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
1 November 2008

Home Loans for building home

Home Loans for building home

Hi kyton, where do you work? I remember your signature used to have a lender's name. Or am i mistaken?

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thlo
Nov 01, 2008 2:25 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
1 November 2008

Mortgage - Pre-Approval

Mortgage - Pre-Approval

I'd love to know where you are getting a 100% construction loan from? We used 3 different mortgage brokers and non could find a 100% construction…

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thlo
Nov 01, 2008 2:33 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
1 November 2008

To Mortgage or Not To Mortgage?

To Mortgage or Not To Mortgage?

Actually, I thought it was a case of paying for the car and THEN the extra $32,000 to have the conversion. So it's really $32,000 for the whole…

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thlo
Nov 01, 2008 2:47 am
thlo
amanda26
amanda26
1 November 2008

What does it mean a letter says you have been pre approved?

What does it mean a letter says you have been pre approved?

Thanks for the reply! Thats what I was thinking I thought it sounded a bit to good to be true that you could get a personal loan up to 70,000 without being formaly approved!!

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amanda26
Nov 01, 2008 9:24 pm
thlo
thlo
7 November 2008

I’m stressing out!!!

I’m stressing out!!!

I don't have my own rates per se…

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thlo
Nov 07, 2008 1:50 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
14 November 2008

HSBC Home Loans - no rate cut after RBA 0.75% cut last week

HSBC Home Loans - no rate cut after RBA 0.75% cut last week

Hi all Does anyone else have their home loan with HSBC in Australia? They have not passed on any of the RBA rate cut last week! I have phoned…

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thlo
Nov 14, 2008 3:52 am
thlo
wonderland
wonderland
16 November 2008

Booo

Booo

Thank you, my congrats to you also!! No I'm not part of any wedding forum. I see the wedding as a chore more than anything. I just want the day to be over, if it was up…

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wonderland
Nov 15, 2008 11:49 pm
wonderland
thlo
thlo
17 November 2008

Two Loans with two offset accounts?

Two Loans with two offset accounts?

In my understanding, it doesn't matter if I put all of my savings in one offset account, or in the other account, or whether I split it up evenly…

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thlo
Nov 17, 2008 3:06 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
18 November 2008

ANyone know about the new Shared equity scheme in WA

ANyone know about the new Shared equity scheme in WA

Hi guys, I am a first home buyer/builder and have registered for Keystart "first start" shared equity scheme loan. Its been a while but i…

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thlo
Nov 18, 2008 4:41 pm
thlo
Davao Del Sur
Davao Del Sur
18 November 2008

Saving on your mortgage

Saving on your mortgage
1, 2

Davao real estate: House sales davao, buy and sell property, davao homes for sale, philippines…

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Davao Del Sur
Nov 18, 2008 7:27 pm
thlo
thlo
21 November 2008

100% offset account & fortnightly mortgage repayments

100% offset account & fortnightly mortgage repayments

This is what I mean; I have done a calculation to demonstrate that package fees paid (for the privilege of using an offset account and having a low rate) can be better…

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thlo
Nov 21, 2008 12:16 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
25 November 2008

tricky finance question

tricky finance question

No problem, throw me another one anytime :)

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thlo
Nov 25, 2008 8:44 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
7 December 2008

Refanancing Options

Refanancing Options

It's a pleasure, that's why I'm here.

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thlo
Dec 07, 2008 2:09 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
9 December 2008

Newbie with Interest Rate Question

Newbie with Interest Rate Question
1, 2, 3

hi kumar, Better not post the inquiry here due to Privacy. Ask them to contact me by phone or web site. Special offer applies for first home buyers if they complete a…

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thlo
Dec 09, 2008 3:50 pm
thlo
Wingies
Wingies
10 December 2008

Here is something very useful

Here is something very useful

I recieved this in my email today very useful to work out a working budget. http://renos.com.au/bookreports/moneyfi ... finder.pdf

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Wingies
Dec 10, 2008 11:57 am
Wingies
thlo
thlo
12 December 2008

Problems with land settlement....

Problems with land settlement....

sorry, i didnt mean to sound like making fun. It's just that you hear a lot of similar excuses in lending. Yours probably was a simple misunderstanding between the broker…

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thlo
Dec 12, 2008 4:27 pm
thlo
yvette72
yvette72
14 December 2008

How long does it take?

How long does it take?

yes I would say you have a problem we had a problem with our broker who tried at two banks to get us aout of our building loan and we had about $250,00 equity they both…

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yvette72
Dec 14, 2008 9:23 am
penny73
penny73
18 December 2008

Overdraft attached to Home loan

Overdraft attached to Home loan

Thanks we had a good chat and decided that as it is only 5k and short term the cc is the way to go. Cant imagine we would have a problem the bank might even do it for…

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penny73
Dec 18, 2008 9:09 pm
thlo
thlo
23 December 2008

How do you know if you have good credit?

How do you know if you have good credit?

monsoon if you read it more thoroughly, it explains how you get your free copy. It's actually repeated on this page, 4th…

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thlo
Dec 23, 2008 10:07 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
24 December 2008

Bank Pre-Approval Questions

Bank Pre-Approval Questions

thanks thlo, sounds like some good advice and I now have a better understanding. I do feel positive with my bank granting the loan (westpac) as I…

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thlo
Dec 24, 2008 12:30 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
24 December 2008

Ex-Brankrupt Loan??

Ex-Brankrupt Loan??

Hey, I am looking to buy a house, with my Girlfriend, I have a 100% perfect credit rating, had a previous home loan, paid off, no…

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thlo
Dec 24, 2008 12:38 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
13 January 2009

Offset account with credit card

Offset account with credit card

Our credit union offers a very competitive interest rate,(currently 6.85%) no account keeping or loan service fees, choice of line of credit or…

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thlo
Jan 13, 2009 4:04 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
15 January 2009

Apply home loan for more than pre-approved amount

Apply home loan for more than pre-approved amount

Yes, this is very common indeed. It's always a better idea to have your maximum borrowing capacity tested at pre approval before settling on your ideal purchase price…

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thlo
Jan 15, 2009 2:09 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
16 January 2009

How long for home loan approval?

How long for home loan approval?
1, 2

Home loan approval times fluctuate greatly week by week and also by the lender in question. There is no way of predicting service levels as it…

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thlo
Jan 16, 2009 4:40 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
17 January 2009

HELP!! First Home Buyer BUDGET Advice Needed!!!

HELP!! First Home Buyer BUDGET Advice Needed!!!

there is great advice here already. All I can say is that, house and loans are very stressful to borrowers if they have no buffer. It's going to…

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thlo
Jan 17, 2009 12:56 pm
thlo
jb_money
jb_money
22 January 2009

Construction Loan with a different lender

Construction Loan with a different lender

Hi all, Does anyone know whether it is possible to have a land loan with lender A and a construction loan with lender B? It doesn't seem…

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jb_money
Jan 22, 2009 8:07 am
thlo
thlo
23 January 2009

Westpac construction loans?? Help REQ.

Westpac construction loans?? Help REQ.

We borrowed nearly all of the money for ours but situation perhaps a bit different - the credit union had our morgage for previous house although…

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thlo
Jan 23, 2009 12:41 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
26 January 2009

pre - approved loan

pre - approved loan

Yes, when all the conditions…

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thlo
Jan 26, 2009 2:28 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
26 January 2009

Construction Loans?

Construction Loans?

Hi Everyone! We are moving for real this year yay yay!! Have had a small look around at some established houses and also thinking of building to…

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thlo
Jan 26, 2009 2:36 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
26 January 2009

100% Loans

100% Loans

I've got a mortgage broker and he said that only St George did the 100% loans but highly recommended not going through them as they seem to under…

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thlo
Jan 26, 2009 2:43 pm
thlo


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