Rory first started out in commercial finance at a Melbourne company more than 15 years ago, and has since held a number of positions with national financial institutions where he has come to specialise in mortages and importantly showing people how to pay them off! He has owned an operated an award-winning Wizard Home Loans franchise where his inner northern suburbs branch was consistently recognised as one of the top performing branches nationally. Rory is reputed for going above and beyond for his customers, not only in settling home loans but in other areas of the business including building relationships with credit teams, allowing him to get more for his customers than just a suitable home loan.

What you can borrow or what you should borrow?

The amount you can borrow and the amount you should borrow are sometimes two very different things. Before you apply for a home loan, it makes sense to realistically assess your financial situation. Here’s how to do it. Understand your borrowing capacity Generally speaking, your borrowing capacity – what you can borrow – depends on…

Did you know…about non-bank lenders?

Deciding where to go for your home loan is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. While many prospective property owners will choose to use a mainstream lender, non-bank lenders also have their advantages. What are non-bank lenders? Essentially, a non-bank lender is a lender that’s not a bank, credit union or building society.…

Easy ways to brighten up your home

Most people want their home to be light, bright and airy, but sometimes the stars just don’t align and you can end up with rooms that are unavoidably dark – low on windows or facing away from the sun. With a few smart tricks (and clever renovations, if you’re up to the challenge) you can…

Commercial and asset finance 101

Own Home Loans can help with your home loan and your business loan. There are several types of commercial and asset finance, so make sure you know the differences. Then you can decide which one will suit you. What is commercial finance? Commercial finance is an umbrella term for different kinds of business loans. They’re…

How to have a successful open for inspection

When you’re selling your house, the key to a successful open for inspection is to make potential buyers feel comfortable. You want to show your property’s best side, and allow people to see themselves living in their new home. We’ve put together some handy tips to help increase your property’s attractiveness on inspection day. Put…

Mortgage broker commissions uncovered

So you’ve decided to partner with a mortgage broker to smooth your first – or return – entry into the world of property, mortgages and loans. But before you choose your mortgage broker, it’s worth understanding the value they bring to the lending equation, and also how their commission structure works. After all, if you’re…