Katrina Parrington

Mortgage & Finance Broker, Elders Home Loans – Northern Territory – P. 8932 8900

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  • Katrina Parrington

    I am a long term Centralian resident with more than 18 years experience in the financial services industry. Initially, in Real Estate in Adelaide before pursuing a career with Elders Insurance Alice Springs and lending roles with major banking institutions where I gained extensive experience in Home Loans and Commercial Lending here in the Alice and in Darwin.

    I have a unique set of skills that ensures I understand your lending needs and can provide you with professional advice and personal service.

    Tel: 08 8953 8800
    email: katrina.parrington@eldershomeloans.com.au

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Today’s first home buyers

Posted by Katrina Parrington on October 5, 2016

In this series, we sit down with some of Australia’s freshest new home owners and learn first hand how have new home owners done it.

Source: Today’s first home buyers

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Australians rely on property to fund retirement

Posted by Katrina Parrington on August 4, 2016

Australians are more likely than residents of any other country to rely on proceeds from the sale of property to fund their retirement, says HSBC’s Future of Retirement report.

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Four reasons to buy in a cool market

Posted by Katrina Parrington on July 27, 2016

It’s a common mistake made by many first-time investors – delaying an acquisition due to a cooling market. So why can it be wise to buy in a downturn? It’s widely known that property markets are cyclical and will experience ebbs and flows. However, when any given market experiences a slowdown, many investors, particularly novice investors, will defer buying a property because they’re deterred by the widespread negative sentiment. Acquiring an investment property in a cooler market can be highly beneficial, though.

Source: Four reasons to buy in a cool market

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Mum and Dad investors are the lifeblood of Australia’s rental accommodation

Posted by Katrina Parrington on April 1, 2016

Federal, state, and local governments are flat out trying to fund the Nation’s essential infrastructure let alone rental accommodation. The percentage of Australian residential dwellings that are funded by governments has shrunk to a miserly 2.9% per year. Mum-and-dad property investors need to continue to be encouraged to add to the rental pool of Australia’s growing population. According to official ATO records, 30% of all Australian residential dwellings receive rental income. The other 70% of dwellings are occupied by the owner (whether mortgaged or debt free).

Source: Mum and Dad investors are the lifeblood of Australia’s rental accommodation

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REIACT draws on history in negative gearing debate

Posted by Katrina Parrington on February 19, 2016

Ron Bell, CEO of REIACT, said many housing projects will end up in the ‘no longer possible’ basket if Labor’s negative gearing changes are implemented.

Source: REIACT draws on history in negative gearing debate

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Negative gearing backlash for ALP

Posted by Katrina Parrington on February 15, 2016

“Our concern is that Labor’s policy is a populist response to those who demonise housing and negative gearing as primary cause of our fiscal and social problems.’

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Is buying a property now cheaper than paying rent?

Posted by Katrina Parrington on February 9, 2016

Despite what the media has been portraying it is a tough rental market at the moment. There are still so many tenants who are vacating properties to buy their own properties. With the current interest rates at their lowest, paying a mortgage is now cheaper than paying rent. I have now heard this from numerous tenants. They may not be buying in the same suburbs they are leasing in but, they tell me they have the chance to stop paying someone else’s mortgage and invest in their own with more security. There are so many new buildings and developments happening in Sydney.

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How the property cycle can impact your investment

Posted by Katrina Parrington on February 1, 2016

Regardless of how you interpret the cycle, making a good investment always comes back to the presence of growth drivers.

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Property values set to keep rising in 2016

Posted by Katrina Parrington on January 27, 2016

Property buyers outnumber sellers, so the market should remain well bid this year according to new research.

Source: Property values set to keep rising in 2016

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Cheap real estate plus subsidies spur Darwin’s market – The Real Estate Conversation

Posted by Katrina Parrington on December 10, 2015

Darwin first-home buyers have faced the challenge of rapidly rising property prices in recent years, however with land packages worth as little as $116,000 selling fast, the worm has turned for first timers. “A number of new, affordable property developments such as Palmerston’s Zuccoli Aspire1 where land packages start from less than $120,000, are being released to the market and are being well received by local first time buyers,” said Glenn Grantham, General Manager of Raine & Horne Darwin.

Source: Cheap real estate plus subsidies spur Darwin’s market – Glenn Grantham – The Real Estate Conversation

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