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Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster (Part 2)

Last month we shared Part 1 of our guide to Paying Your Mortgage Off Faster. Here is Part 2 with more of our top tips as well as even more tools to help you. 1. Offset It If you can, use an offset account. A mortgage offset account is linked to your loan. The interest […]


When was the last time you looked closely at your mortgage, the progress you are making on paying it off and how it compares to others in the market? Small changes in the way you approach your mortgage can add up to huge savings! We have put together our top tips for paying your mortgage […]

Buying a property? Our guide to the added costs of purchasing property

At Stars Broking we love surprises! However, some surprises aren’t so pleasant… like coming across an unexpected cost when purchasing a property! To help you avoid any unpleasant surprises, we have put together our guide to the added costs of purchasing a property: Stamp duty Stamp duty must be paid in order for mortgage documents […]

Self Employed? Here’s 6 Steps To Help You Secure A Loan

Research shows 11.2% of Australia’s population is now self-employed and enjoying the many perks of working for themselves. However, when it comes to applying for a home loan, it seems being your own boss sends up a red flag to banks and other lenders. Why? A salaried employee has a regular, steady income and is […]

How much do you know about non-bank lenders?

Deciding where to go for your home loan is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. While many prospective property owners will choose to use a mainstream lender, non-bank lenders also have their advantages. What are non-bank lenders? Essentially, a non-bank lender is a lender that’s not a bank, credit union or building society. […]

Smart tips for paying off your home loan sooner

Wondering how to pay off your home loan sooner? We look at some things you could do. Australian home loan interest rates remain at historic lows, and the opportunities for paying off a mortgage early are better than ever. Used in conjunction with low rates, here are some extra steps that can speed up loan […]

Buying at auctions: What you should be aware of this spring

As Sydney’s weather starts to warm up, so does the influx of properties about to hit the market. Reports predict that an increase in property listings in Spring, could potentially benefit buyers as vendors look to offload their properties before Christmas. Auctions in recent times have become an attractive way of selling with approximately 30% […]

What refinancing your next investment will really cost you

With the current movement in the Australian property market, buying an investment property has become a popular decision. Investors are accessing and using their existing equity to expand their investment portfolio. Refinancing an existing property is a common option many of my clients consider. However, refinancing can come with hidden costs. Explore your Investment financing […]

How changes to investment lending will affect you

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has tightened lending policy on interest-only loans in an attempt to avoid a potential property bubble in the Australian market and manage heightened market risk. These changes require lenders to hold a certain amount of capital. As a result, lenders have started limiting high LVR investor lending— investment loans […]

Purchase your next property for $1,000,000 with as little 5% deposit

The Australian property market is seeing high demand in recent times with many buyers purchasing properties as part of their long term investment portfolio. In April 2017, it was reported that the median house price in Sydney hit $1.15 million. With rising prices and high demand, it is important to strike  the iron while is […]