A Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Property

When done right, investing in property can help you to build long-term wealth, and who doesn’t like the idea of an additional income stream? (Imagine what you could do with that!). The really great thing about property investing is that just about anyone can understand the principals. If you’re thinking about building wealth for your future this way, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to go about it. We’ve kept it super simple and you’re bound to have questions, so please give us a call at Wyze Finance to find out how we can help you make it work! Step 1: Talk to us about your borrowing power The first step involves a friendly chat with us about the finance set-up. We’ll run through your personal financial circumstances and help you determine your borrowing power - which is the amount...

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Is it time to upgrade your business equipment or company car?

There are two reasons why it's a great time of year to upgrade your company vehicle, your business machinery or equipment. 1. You can save money buying at the End of Financial Year sales. 2. You can potentially maximise your tax deductions for this Financial Year, which could also help to make your purchase more affordable. Let us help you organise finance that fits. We can access a wide range of specialist small business, machinery, plant and equipment lenders - and that means we can tailor a competitive finance solution to fit your business needs. That could be secured finance, unsecured finance, or a wide range of other finance options. We can work with your accountant to help you decide what sort of finance works best for your business needs and allows you to maximise your tax deductions. You could...

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How refinancing can help you save money!

When it comes to smart money management, the key to success is to regularly assess your financial position - and that includes taking a good hard look at your mortgage. Here’s why a home loan health check every three years may help you save, and why you should check in with us today to ensure your home loan is still the right choice for you. Refinancing may help you to: Secure a more competitive interest rate Checking your home loan regularly gives you peace of mind that you’re getting the most competitive interest rate and that your financial needs are being met. With RBA rate movements, lender rate changes and new loan products coming onto the market all the time, it’s quite likely there’s a better option available if you’ve had your home loan for a while. Access better features...

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3 tips First Home Buyers may not have considered!

First Home Buyers have a few options to consider when purchasing their first property, these options can be in addition to the government assistance of reduced purchase stamp duty and the First Home Owners Grant. Tip # 1 - Lower Interest Rate Products There are several lenders in the market that offer First Home Buyer friendly products.  Some lenders are offering products with special interest rates and/or reduced fees for First Home Buyers.  This assists in reducing the overall interest charged on the loan. Tip # 2 - Gift from parents or family Some parents are very keen to assist their adult children in entering the property market.  A ‘gift’ from parents can be used towards the purchase of the home.  A ‘gift’ can: * assist in reducing the amount of deposit that needs to be saved * reduce the...

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EOFY is approaching! Could your small business take advantage of the $20,000 instant write-off?

Are you a small business owner? EOFY is approaching!! Time is running out! Does your business need new equipment? Perhaps a new work vehicle? New machinery? or updated computers & printers? The Government announced in the 2017 Federal Budget an extension of the instant write-off for assets purchased costing less than $20,000 for small businesses. This deduction can be used for each asset that costs less than $20,000, whether new or second-hand. You can claim the deduction through your tax return, in the year the asset was first used or installed ready for use. If there is insufficient cash in your business to purchase the item you may be able to apply for finance. At Wyze Finance we have access to multiple lenders that provide suitable loan products to small businesses. If you require finance to purchase an asset for your small...

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Crazy dealership interest rates! Have you ever wondered how they do it?

I am sure you’ve heard of low rate car financing from car dealerships. Sometimes they offer crazy rates as low as 0% p.a. Have you ever wondered how they do it? If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The truth is that using dealership finance can take away your ability to negotiate on price. The discounts and rebates that car manufacturers regularly offer, can just disappear! You also need to look at the total cost of the finance over the loan term!  What is the monthly loan repayment?  Are there fees added each month?  Is there a lump sum residual amount payable at the end of the loan term? What are the fees if you repay the loan early?  It’s not just the interest rate that needs to be considered. As your finance broker, we’re here...

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Federal Budget 2017 and the Lending Implications

Well another Federal Budget done and dusted!  Here’s a bit of a summary on some points that have lending implications for individuals and small business. I have covered key topics of housing affordability, investment property, small business and Self-Managed Super Funds. Housing affordability Whilst the Federal Budget released on the 8th May did deliver benefits for prospective home buyers, it didn’t really deliver many big-ticket items to improve housing affordability in the short term. The key measures proposed in the Federal Budget to increase housing affordability were: * First Home Super Saving Scheme * Concessions for people over 65 downsizing their home * Tougher rules on foreign investment property First Home Super Savings Scheme This scheme allows first home buyers to contribute their savings from their before-tax income into their superannuation fund, and be taxed at the 15% superannuation tax rate...

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Line up a car loan for the New Year car sales!

January and February is a great time to buy a car. Car dealers all over the country will be clearing last year's stock at knock-out prices. So, if you want to take advantage of the New Year car sales, get ready by talking to us about your finance now. Why talk to us? It's important that you get a car loan that's affordable, competitive and tailored to fit your personal financial circumstances and goals. Car dealership finance is not tailored to individuals – it's often locked in to the full price of the car and repayment terms can sometimes be too short for many people to afford. There are many options available to finance the purchase of a motor vehicle. One option is to use any available equity in your home. This could be by either an increase in your...

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It’s no secret! Here’s how a finance broker can help you!

Save time to help you buy your dream home! The choices now available in the mortgage market can seem limitless and completely overwhelming. There are hundreds of different loan products across many different lenders that all have different product features, such as variations of interest rate, fees, off-set accounts, split facilities, loan portability. Finance brokers save you time by doing all the leg work for you and quickly identify a selection of lenders and products that you can choose from. Finance brokers can organise a pre-approval so that you are ready to bid at auction or confidently make an offer on your dream home. If you are purchasing a new car or equipment for your business we can also save you time in finding the right finance for you. We take the stress and guess work out of applying for...

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When is a good time to refinance?

Heard about mortgage refinancing? In the past, most people who took out a mortgage painstakingly continued with it until they had paid it off. These days, people refinance their mortgage much more frequently. The average duration of a home loan in Australia now is just 4-5 years. Here we look at some of the reasons people in Australia refinance their home loan. Renovation If you carry out renovations, it often makes sense to refinance your mortgage and take out a construction loan so you only pay interest as building progresses.  Once construction is over your loan then reverts to a principal and interest repayments.  Many lenders offer construction loans, however, only a few of them do them well.  The renovation process is a busy and stressful time for the home owner and having the construction loan progress smoothly helps to...

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