Articles by Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas

is a Property Strategist with an accounting background and over 30 years’ Commercial Banking experience. She is a passionate property investor who enjoys helping her clients create wealth through property investment using Metropole’s strategic approach.
Visit www.MelbourneBuyersAgent.com.au


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Banks continue to turn their backs on riskier home loans, as the value of new interest-only and low doc loans hit record lows, according to recently released APRA data. APRA’s Quarterly ADI Property Exposures for the March 2019 quarter shows the value of new loans to owner-occupiers fell by 17.6 per cent from the previous…

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During the recent election campaign the Coalition promised to help 10,00 First Home Buyers get into the property market by topping up their 5% deposit with the government guarantee for 15% of the loan they would be taking out. In essence this support for those looking to buy their first home offers an additional loan…

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Australia’s credit card debt accruing interest has slid to the lowest level in over 11 years as Australians start to wean themselves off high interest debt. The RBA credit card statistics released today show Australia’s debt accruing interest on personal credit cards is now $29.5 billion, down 4.9 per cent year-on-year, and the lowest since…

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It is interesting that for most complicated processes that fall outside of our personal experience we are quick to enlist the help of a professional. There are not many people who will take care of their own commercial accounting or defend themselves in a court of law.  However, when it comes to bidding at a…