Things to know before renovating and extending your house

Considering renovating your home? Weigh up the costs, benefits and risks before you start.

How much does it cost to refinance your home loan?

Refinancing your home loan can save you money, but there are also a number of upfront costs involved — so is it worth it?

Here’s what you need to know about cash-out refinancing

Check out how cash-out refinancing is different from a home equity loan.

What fees are involved when refinancing a home loan?

Check out how you can minimise or even avoid having to pay fees when refinancing.

Expert shares refinancing tips for fixed-rate borrowers

The expert believes there should be different serviceability requirements for existing borrowers.

Working from home? Here are some tax tips

With more of us working from home since COVID, here's what to know about filing your tax return.

Which improvements increase home value?

Renovations and home improvements can increase the value of a property, but which ones are the most significant?

How much will it cost to refinance?

If you’re considering refinancing your mortgage to snag a lower interest rate, you want to account for the range of costs that may come your way to avoid any surprises down the track.

What is mortgage stress?

If you are utilising more than 30% of your income to pay for your mortgage, you may be at risk of experiencing mortgage stress.

What are some key mortgage refinancing strategies?

Making your mortgage work for you through refinancing can have a number of positive benefits stretching beyond simply saving money.