[Video] What Can You Get from Low Interest Rates? Affordable Homes!

Take advantage of lower interest rates to refinance your home or buy a new one! Look for reliable a mortgage broker who can help you with this. … [Read more...]

When to Invest in New Business Equipment

At Smartline Mortgage Brokers Rockingham, we have made our reputation brokering home loans in the Kwinana, Rockingham and Baldivis areas but did you know that we provide business loans, too? We offer business finance for equipment — from farm machinery to restaurant equipment to heavy construction … [Read more...]

RBA Keeps Interest Rates on Hold While Capital Expenditures Increase

Despite a rise in capital expenditures during the September quarter, the RBA is remaining cautious and the interest rate is still on hold at 2.5%. While the strength of capital expenditure is good news for investors, the RBA is holding interest rates until they are sure that the economy is … [Read more...]

How the “Sandwich Generation” is Changing Home Design

Extended families living under the same roof is not a new concept but it is a relatively new and popular development in the Perth area. Thanks to the new economy, there are so many instances of three generations living under the same roof that it is now called the “sandwich generation.” A typical … [Read more...]

High Flying Investors Land in Australia

In the past, one could always assume with reasonable accuracy that when a large, multi-million dollar tract of land was sold, it was bought by institutional investors. Lately, though, many large tracts of real estate in Australia are being sold not to institutions but to family groups and … [Read more...]

“Housing Bubble” or Housing Cycle: How to Tell the Difference

Many pessimists and alarmists in the media are telling us that Australia is on the edge of a “housing bubble.” While we can see how the argument is fairly seductive for those who are prone to drama, we can also see why it is grounded more in speculation and theory than it is in fact. As mortgage … [Read more...]

Community Markets Turn into Social Events in Baldivis

When our mortgage brokers help provide home loans in Baldivis, their clients often remark about how friendly and social the people are. One of the best examples of this is the Baldivis Community Market, held the first Saturday of every month from 8am-12pm on the corner of Fifty Road and Baldivis … [Read more...]

The Baldivis Conservation Plan for Heritage Primary School

At The Mortgage Gallery Rockingham, our brokers have written volumes on the family-friendly nature of Baldivis. You may not know it, but Baldivis actually commissioned a Conservation Plan for the Baldivis Primary School. The History The original building was built in 1923 and a second … [Read more...]

The New Vision for Kwinana

Our mortgage brokers have written a lot of home loans in Kwinana during the last few years but we are about to see a lot more activity there. Kwinana has grown from 20,765 in 2001 to its current estimation of 33,000, but it could soon more than double in size—thanks to a proposal presented at a … [Read more...]

Is The National Savings Ratio Misleading You?

When you talk to one of our mortgage brokers about a home loan in Rockingham, Kwinana, Baldivis or anywhere in our neighbourhood, one of the first things we like to do is get an idea of your income and budget. That way, we can not only steer you toward lenders who will give you the right terms for … [Read more...]