All the latest news from Blackburne.

What Our Clients are Saying About Us

With all the lending restrictions banks are imposing and the greater scrutiny applicants are under when applying for finance, it’s fair to say that sometimes the experience of securing a new home loan can be stressful. At Blackburne Mortgage Broking, our aim it to ensure our clients experience is seamless. So, when we receive feedback that the client’s settlement journey has been a smooth one, it makes us incredibly happy.

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Interest rates are going up - What can you do?

We knew that it was bound to happen at some stage and now here we are – interest rates are now moving in an upward direction. Many lenders, including the majors have announced increases on their standard variable rates, with the possibility that there may be more to come.

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Liberty Home Loans - Looking Outside the Lending Box

Not all lenders are the same and certainly, not all borrowers are the same. That’s where Liberty comes in, as a viable “out-of-the box” alternative to mainstream lenders. Liberty is committed to providing lending solutions where some of the majors may fall short, and their rates aren’t too shabby either.

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Can I have a Pet in a Strata Building?

Are you wondering if you can have your pet in your strata? And who decides? At first glance it appears to be completely hit and miss, with some complexes allowing pets, others who don’t, and even within a complex some pets are allowed and others are not. It can all be very confusing if you’re not really sure who’s making the decision, or what the decision is based on.

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How to Attract Good Tenants

Attracting good tenants can be a daunting process, however it is not as complicated as you may think. A positive first impression can be the difference between securing a good tenant or the property remaining vacant.

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How to Get Pre-Approval for Your Home Loan

Buying a home, whether as a “First Home Buyer” or “Next Home Buyer”, can be daunting at the best of times. But the stress of getting finance can be alleviated by securing a ‘Pre-Approval’ with your lender of choice prior to going house hunting. Here, we show you how it works.

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Top 10 Questions First Home Buyers Ask

The process of buying a property as a “first home buyer” (FHB) can be daunting at best, but it doesn’t have to be. Here we break down the top 10 questions that first home buyers ask us.

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Common Mistakes Property Investors Make When Choosing a Property Manager

In property management we see many property investors making the mistake that all real estate companies are the same, and all offer the same service so the best way to differentiate between them is to get cheaper fees. However, we have found a common pattern among agents, that the cheaper they get, the lower their service levels.

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The First Home Buyer’s Assistance Account – The Other First Home Buyers Grant You Need to Know About

It’s quite surprising how few first home buyers in Western Australia know about he “First Home Buyers Assistance Account” (FBAA). A state government scheme administered by the Real Estate and Business Agents Supervisory Board, the FBAA grant is available to first home buyers who purchase an established property or partially built home.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Our greatest asset at Blackburne Mortgage Broking are our amazing clients who make doing business so rewarding. We never tire of receiving great feedback from happy customers.

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The Money Management Mistakes Not to Make This New Financial Year

We are well and truly now into the 2019 Financial Year. Hopefully you have made some new year’s resolutions to manage your money better to help reach your financial and wealth creation goals. There are however easy mistakes that trip some mortgage holders up that we don’t want you to make.

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Bankwest Have Your Back This Financial Year

Many Lenders have started to lift their rates on a variety of home loan products, which is not surprising given how long rates have remained at a historical low. But that’s not to say there aren’t some great products still on offer at competitive prices.

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The Comparison Rate – What You Need to Know

You may have seen it sitting beside an advertised interest rate or flagged in the fine print on the bottom of Lender websites, but do you know what a comparison rate means and why it’s there to help you?

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What to Do if Your Bank Will Not Extend Your Interest Only Term

Recent changes in the investment lending landscape have resulted in banks taking a much stricter approach to interest only loans. One outcome facing many investors is the limitations now imposed on extending interest only terms.

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An Insight into the Strata Titles Act Reform

After years of anticipation and hard work, the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (STA), and the introduction of the Community Titles Bill, have finally been introduced into Parliament.

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Smart Super Strategies To Kick Start The New Financial Year

Now that the 2018 financial year is drawing to a close, it’s not too early to put in place the right strategies to kickstart your Superannuation for the financial year ahead.

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Tax Tips For Investors: What You Need To Know This End Of Financial Year

Property investors know that if they want to maximise their returns, tax time is the most crucial time of year. It pays to have the right team on your side to make the most of your rental output. At Blackburne Mortgage Broking we are not accounting experts, but we know a team who are.

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New Financial Year Resolutions For Your Mortgage

With the financial silly season fast approaching, now is the right time for all mortgage holders to do a spring clean of their financial products and examination of how they are working.

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What Our Tenants Are Saying

Blackburne Property Managers value their tenants and want them to live in a peaceful, comfortable home. We aim to have a mutually respectful relationship, by managing tenancies in a firm but fair manner.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

The team at Blackburne Mortgage Broking are in the business of saving their clients’ money and time when it comes to anything mortgage related. We are thrilled to hear when our clients have slashed their repayments and are reaching their financial goals. Here are just a few customers we have helped in the last month and what they had to say about our service.

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