Welcome to the May edition of The Smartline Report. This month we report on ways to cut your energy bill, discuss the pros and cons of refinancing your home loan and help you get ready for the new financial year.
We hope you find this edition informative and if you would like to discuss anything regarding your finance, don’t hesitate to call.
22 ways to cut your energy bills (before spending on solar panels)
Here is a list of 22 things you can do to improve your home’s energy performance – some cheap, some free, and some that can even make you some money… Read more ›
Five considerations when refinancing
It’s a good idea to regularly assess whether refinancing makes sense if you have an existing mortgage or another loan. There are lots of factors to keep in mind when you go through this process. Read more ›
Get ready for the new financial year
A new financial year is a great time to review your finances and make sure they are in tip-top order. It’s the time of year to make sure you are claiming all your allowable deductions and that your tax… Read more >
Australian property market update
CoreLogic Research Director Tim Lawless presents Smartline May’s national housing and economic data, as well as a breakdown by capital city. More info ›
May property market outlook
Capital city dwelling values increased by 0.1% in April 2017 according to the latest CoreLogic Home Value Index results. The 0.1% increase was the slowest rate of monthly change… More info ›
The Herron Todd White team reports comprehensively on the state of property markets around Australia.
Smartline Article Archive
What do APRA’s mortgage lending measures mean for property seekers?
Financial services regulator APRA is tightening mortgage lending practices in response to housing pressure. What’s changing and how? Read more ›
How can you help your kids with their mortgage?
No matter how old your children are, as a parent, you want to support them, and that includes with purchasing their first property. Here’s how you can help. Read more >
Life stages and property, part 2: Your 40s and 50s
Your life stage affects the way you think about home ownership. What property challenges are middle-aged Aussies facing? Read more ›