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Luke Harris

General Manager

Luke holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining Yard, he worked in a variety of institutional banking roles. Luke is passionate about the home loan market. He is particularly interested in the market forces impacting the housing market including the supply of credit, population growth, infrastructure development and economic activity. When he is not at work, Luke can be found grilling on one of his many beloved BBQs and playing with his 2 kids.

Latest Posts

Mortgages

How long does it take to pay off a mortgage, with tips to make it faster

Wondering how long it takes to pay off your home loan? Explore strategies for paying it off faster

Luke Harris
May 5, 2022
Mortgages

Mortgages and separation Q&A: all your questions answered

Find out how mortgages work after a divorce

Luke Harris
Apr 7, 2022
Home Buying

What is conditional approval for a home loan?

Get an overview of how conditional pre-approval works, so you know what to expect when you apply

Luke Harris
Nov 11, 2021
Home Buying

Everything you need to know about final or pre-settlement inspections

Use our handy final inspection checklist so you tick all the right boxes and don't miss anything

Luke Harris
Oct 27, 2021
Investment Property

How does investment property tax work?

Read our article to find out what expenses you can claim so you maximise the ROI of your investment

Luke Harris
Oct 22, 2021
Home Buying

How to use your super for a home loan deposit

The First Home Super Saver Scheme allows a first home buyer to use super contributions to buy a home

Luke Harris
Oct 19, 2021
Home Buying

Things to consider when buying an apartment or unit

Buying an apartment is different to buying a house. Read our checklist to make an informed decision.

Luke Harris
Sep 13, 2021
Home Buying

Stamp duty exemptions in Australia the complete guide

Stamp duty is a tax you pay when purchasing property, but many stamp duty exemptions are available.

Luke Harris
Jul 27, 2021
Home Buying

First home buyers stamp duty guide

Being a first home buyer can be overwhelming, we’ve pulled together a guide on stamp duty to help.

Luke Harris
Jul 22, 2021
Mortgages

9 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Yard Q&A Explainer: How to pay off your mortgage faster

Luke Harris
Jun 10, 2021
Loan Rates

Variable home loan rates, what are the pros and cons?

Variable home loan rates come with a lot of flexibility, but what does that mean?

Luke Harris
Jun 9, 2021
Loan Rates

What you need to know about fixed home loan rates

Before choosing a fixed rate home loan, get a full understanding of just what a fixed rate means.

Luke Harris
Jun 2, 2021

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