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Aussie brings you the latest news on the mortgage marketplace and the analysis of what it could mean for you.

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  • Go West - First Home Buyers Should Consider the Benefits of Western Sydney
    04 February 2013

    A recent media article suggested that affordability is not the issue preventing first home buyers stepping onto the property ladder in Sydney, but rather they are too fussy to compromise on location and consider more affordable places like Western Sydney.

  • Within Driving Distance
    31 January 2013

    We’ve all heard the moans and groans before, commuting to work is boring. But what if a longer drive each morning meant the lifestyle for our family or the first home that we’ve always dreamed of?

  • Understand the Complex Legal Stuff When Building Your Home
    21 January 2013

    With new government grants encouraging buyers to build new homes with different incentives across each state, the legal process can be especially daunting for the first time owner or builder.

  • Gas and Mines Help Darwin’s Property Shine
    17 January 2013

    On Wednesday we looked at how Perth’s property market is bucking the national trend with property prices rising in 2012. Another major Australian city to record an average increase in property prices was Darwin.

  • Bucking the Trend: Perth Property Prices on the Up
    16 January 2013

    Property prices in Perth are forecast to rise in 2013 despite a decline across the country.

  • Keep Your Home Secure This Summer
    14 January 2013

    Going away these summer holidays? With one home on average being burgled every minute of the day, according to insurance statistics, be sure to secure your home as best you can.

  • Why More is Less When Buying a Studio Apartment
    10 January 2013

    Small properties and tiny studio apartments have become increasingly popular in the last few years as home buyers seek affordability in cities with escalating property prices.

  • Transport Master Plan Reaches Crescendo
    31 December 2012

    It was either the US President Teddy Roosevelt in reference to the Panama Canal or Kevin Costner in the movie ‘Field of Dreams’ that said “build it and they will come”.

  • Funding From the Ground Up
    21 December 2012

    A construction loans offers useful pluses when you’re building a home from scratch.

  • Renovating historic homes – good idea or risky business?
    20 December 2012

    Quality renovations can bring a new lease of life to historic homes, making them more liveable and providing enhanced opportunities for capital growth.

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*E.g. Aussie Select Basic 2 Year Fixed Rate has an interest rate of 4.74% p.a. with a comparison rate of 5.00% p.a., which is available with a loan to valuation ratio of 95% (including LMI). At the end of the fixed term, rate reverts to the discounted variable rate. Applications are subject to approval. Conditions, fees and charges apply. Rate is correct as at 18/11/13 but subject to change. Please check the applicable rate is still correct with your Aussie Mortgage Broker. Comparison rates above are based on a home loan of $150,000 for 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. If you have any questions call 1300 44 55 66 and talk to an expert Aussie Mortgage Broker.