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Pros and Cons between short-term convenience and long-term financial growth. Rent vs Buy: Which is right for you?

HOW TO: MAKE A PRE-AUCTION OFFER

With auction clearance rates slipping below 50% in some markets right now, vendors are much more open to a pre-auction offer. You’ll also find more vendors choosing a private sale over an auction because it allows them to hold out for their price and save on auction costs. That means, if you’re ready to [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:22:58+10:00December 10th, 2018|Property Auctions, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: MAKE A PRE-AUCTION OFFER

HOW TO: ESTIMATE INVESTMENT PROPERTY RENTAL RETURN

No matter what investment strategy you use, calculating the potential rental return on an investment property is a key step in the purchasing decision process. The rental yield is an important indicator of how a property is likely to perform and the cash flow it will generate. So, whether you’re using a [...]

By |2018-11-26T10:56:02+10:00November 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Rental Property, Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: ESTIMATE INVESTMENT PROPERTY RENTAL RETURN

SIX NEGOTIATION TACTICS FOR SPRING PROPERTY BUYERS

With home values and auction clearance rates softening in our Spring property markets, buyers will have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating on price. So, it’s a good idea to arm yourself with some sharp bargaining tactics before diving in. Nobody wants to pay more than the current market value for [...]

By |2018-10-25T11:02:22+10:00October 25th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on SIX NEGOTIATION TACTICS FOR SPRING PROPERTY BUYERS

FOUR IMPORTANT PROPERTY INVESTMENT FINANCE TIPS

Since the lenders cracked down on popular options like interest-only loans, finding creative finance strategies for growing your property investment portfolio has become more important than ever. As an investor, how you set up your finances can have a huge impact on the success of your property portfolio. In this article, we [...]

By |2018-10-18T14:53:58+10:00October 18th, 2018|Loans and Mortgages, Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on FOUR IMPORTANT PROPERTY INVESTMENT FINANCE TIPS

TEN OPEN INSPECTION TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

Spring is here and if you’re in the market to buy a property during the busiest time of year, you’ll be hitting the open inspection circuit in a big way! Vendors and real estate agents will be using their best tactics to make you fall in love with their properties and entice you [...]

By |2018-10-04T17:57:34+10:00October 4th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on TEN OPEN INSPECTION TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

WHY FIRST-HOME BUYERS ARE BACK IN THE GAME

Remember all the ‘smashed avocado’ media reports about how difficult it is for first home buyers to get into the market? Well now there’s good news! In recent months, we’ve seen a surge in first-home buyer activity in the property market. According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the share [...]

By |2018-09-27T10:48:37+10:00September 27th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties|Comments Off on WHY FIRST-HOME BUYERS ARE BACK IN THE GAME

UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Mention property investment and most people think of a conventional house or apartment. However, there are other types of property investment opportunities which may appeal to those with a little more imagination! In this article, we share some out-of-the-box ideas you may not have considered. Remember, your mortgage broker can assist with finance [...]

By |2019-01-17T12:44:31+10:00September 6th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

RENOVATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

There are many benefits to renovating your home. Renovations add value to your property, whilst also giving you the opportunity to improve your lifestyle. For those looking for more space, it may also be a more cost-effective option than buying a new place, considering the cost of agent’s fees and stamp duty. If [...]

By |2018-08-23T10:54:59+10:00August 23rd, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Reno Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENOVATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

NEGATIVE GEARING: CHANGES TO TAX DEDUCTIONS

Last year, important changes to tax deductions for property investors were announced. For some investors, the changes may have a significant impact on the annual deductions you can claim on your rental properties. As your mortgage broker, we like to keep you up to date. Here’s what you need to know about the [...]

By |2018-07-26T11:12:58+10:00July 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Tax|Comments Off on NEGATIVE GEARING: CHANGES TO TAX DEDUCTIONS

RENT VS BUY: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

To rent or buy? For some, renting makes good financial sense. For others, it’s just money down the drain. For you it may be a question of short-term convenience versus long-term financial growth, which can make it a difficult decision to make. In this article, we break down the pros and cons of [...]

By |2019-04-25T13:06:46+10:00July 5th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENT VS BUY: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?