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Author Archive | Andrew Larcombe

It’s Done!

This post is from my good friend and Mentor, Warwick Merry: See Warwick’s original blog post here There is nothing like seeing your name in print. It is even better when it is on a body of work that contributes to the lives of others. The book above, Mortgages Demystified, has been a labour of […]

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Mortgages Demystified

It’s finally here! www.mortgagesdemystified.com.au Andrew has written this straight forward, no nonsense book to show you what you need to do to get the finance you need and the finance you want, all while minimising your risk. No jargon, no patronising, just simple down to earth explanations of how the industry works and what you […]

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STOP

STOP THE VIOLENCE It doesn’t matter to me what colour your skin is, what religion you practice or what football team you follow; please just show some courtesy and respect for your fellow human. The latest terrorist attacks in London have again been linked to a religion but I say it would be far more […]

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Softer housing market no confirmation of peak

Although new figures from CoreLogic point to softer housing market conditions, researchers from the firm have refrained from declaring that the market has peaked. Results for the CoreLogic Home Value Index for May have shown a month-on-month drop of 1.1% for combined capital city dwelling values, which was largely due to falls in Sydney and […]

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Why Are Banks Increasing Rates?

Some lenders would have us believe increased funding costs are the main influence behind the increases, however, in the minutes of its latest monetary policy meeting, the Reserve Bank underlined: “The increases had been mainly in response to prudential measures introduced by APRA in 2014 to slow the growth in lending to housing investors and […]

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