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July 2021 | Money Matters

Super v Mortgage? Where should you put surplus cash?

The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of future-proofing your financial security. But if you’re lucky enough to have a little cash left in the bank at the end of each month, working out the best place to put it can be confusing.

Aside from depositing it into a savings account, most of us will choose to pay down our home loan or top up our superannuation.

March 2021 | Money Matters

For individual homeowners, a mortgage is often their single largest source of debt and has the greatest effect on their finances, and their ability to stay solvent through wage decreases or wage losses. For lenders, mortgages are typically the most significant asset on their retail banking book, which means that any changes in originations, repayment schedules, and default rates will have significant impacts on their profitability and liquidity.

December 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for those still looking to build with the announcement on 29 November that the HomeBuilder scheme, which provides grants for home builders and renovators has been extended to 31 March 2021. The extension is expected to see a further 15,000 construction projects under the scheme.

Under the extension changes include:

December 2020 | Money Matters

Buying a block of land and building a brand-new home is incredibly exciting, but let’s face it, when it comes to finance, there’s lots of questions that we need answered.

Licenced and experienced Mortgage Broker, Mark Polatkesen is here to answer some of the most frequently asked finance questions and provide some useful tips to help you through your journey to purchasing a new home and becoming part of the Manor Lakes community.

October 2020 | Money Matters

As part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, under the ‘Driving Jobs Through Housing’ package extension, the Australian Government has committed an additional 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) places for the 2020-21 financial year. This is positive news for you, if you’re an eligible first home buyer looking to purchase a new up home, valued at $850,000 or less at Manor Lakes. Not only has the threshold for the price of homes been increased but first home buyers have now been given a longer time frame to take up an allotted place in the scheme.

September 2020 | Money Matters

Join Manor Lakes’ thriving established community and take advantage of land which is ready to be built on now.

September 2020 | Money Matters
June 2020 | Money Matters

HomeBuilder. Your Questions Answered 

Heard about the Australian Government’s new HomeBuilder grant scheme, but not sure if you qualify or fully understand what it means for you?

To help, we’ve pulled together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the scheme, so you can work out if you qualify.

What is it?

June 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for Australians dreaming of buying their own home. The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.  This will be a welcome relief to many Australians and the country’s economy as it tries to navigate its way out of the current health crisis.

Here is an overview of the HomeBuilder grant –

June 2020 | Money Matters

City, suburb, north, south, east or west? So many decisions! We obviously think west is the best and that Manor Lakes has everything a busy lifestyle requires – schools, transportation, shopping, and an abundance of nature, all within a short distance of beaches, mountains, regional attractions, awarding winning restaurants, zoos and wineries. Manor Lakes is also a community that has been designed and developed by a trusted leader in the Australian property industry, the Dennis Family Corporation. 



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