If kryptonite is the only chemical substance that could kill Superman, procrastination and fear is the only thing that can (and will) kill your wealth plans. Therefore my question to you is this, if not now... when? Let me explain...
For some people peace of mind is all about holding a secure job, after all it's what pays the bills right? For others it's about having a rewarding career, or to own a business, in order to achieve (and grow) their income - the common motivator in this case is usually to live a better quality lifestyle. The truth is peace of mind comes from assets that make you money in your sleep - whether you work or not. Let me explain...
You've probably heard (or read) me say this before... "you can't manage what you don't know". When it comes to your living expenses, this is more important, and more relevant, than ever before. Knowing what you spend is not only smart to ensure you're on top of your money management, but it is also necessary when it comes to borrowing money. Let me explain...
On the 5th July 2019, APRA wrote to all Authorised Deposit-Taking Institutions (ADIs) notifying them that it no longer expects them to use a benchmark rate of 7.25% when stress testing a borrower's ability to borrow money.
A large percentage of home buyers usually make their move in the warmer weather, simply because spring and summer is a more pleasant time of year to be out and about. Rightly or wrongly, people are more likely to get out and shop when the weather is nice. However, if you want to potentially bag a great buy, you should look to buy counter-cyclical.
Every cloud has a silver lining, and our property markets are no different. Whilst I don't have a crystal ball, and whilst I'm not Nostradamus, I am confident that our property market will turn the corner sooner rather than later.
Applying for a home or investment loan can seem daunting at times. Understanding how your borrowing capacity is calculated will help take the stress out of the process.
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New rules came into play on 1 January 2019 relating to credit cards. These unrelated new rules could have an adverse impact on your borrowing capacity when it comes to applying for a home or investment loan.