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First home loan: Offset account or Redraw facility?

Mortgage offset or mortgage redraw – many first home buyers are unsure which option is better when it comes to choosing the features of their first home loan. In this special feature, we take a [...]

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FHBA Property Market Update: April 2018

Last month we launched our new monthly ‘FHBA Property Market Update’, designed to keep first home buyers right across Australia informed with what is going on in the property market [...]

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The suburb that is growing in popularity for QLD first home buyers

Hotspot in Focus: Oxenford Oxenford is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The suburb is located between the Coomera River and the Pacific Motorway (M1), with easy access to the [...]

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Determine your first home eligibility in 60 seconds | FHBA Eligibility Estimator

At FHBA we are passionate about helping aspiring first home buyers buy their slice of the great Australia dream. Two of our most FAQs when it comes to buying your first home is ‘Do I have [...]

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Is it possible to get a first home loan as a temporary resident?

Many Australian lenders are not comfortable with lending to first home buyers, who aren’t Australian permanent residents or Citizens. For many lenders, it is too risky to lend to an [...]

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The suburb within 10kms of Perth CBD that is a first home buyer hotspot

Hotspot in Focus: Nollamara Nollamara is a suburb located only 10kms north of Perth, Western Australia. It is situated in the local government area of the ‘City of Stirling’. [...]

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Reserve Bank leaves the cash rate on hold…….again……..for now

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has again remained cautious, leaving the cash rate on hold at 1.50% during their April 2018 rate review meeting. Rates have now been on hold since October [...]

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Lenders offering ‘sweet’ home loan specials this Easter

Last month, we looked at the March/Autumn home loan specials (most of which are still available!). In April, lenders are continuing the theme of helping a greater number of first home buyers to [...]