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CREDIT REPORTING: HOW THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU

This month, we saw important changes come into effect that could impact your ability to take out a home loan – or make it easier, depending on your credit history. In this article, we explain the new credit reporting changes and how they may affect you. But first, let’s start with the basics – [...]

By |2018-08-02T11:41:45+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Credit Reporting, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on CREDIT REPORTING: HOW THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU

THREE WAYS YOUR BROKER CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH DEBTS

Juggling several debts can be stressful. If you’re struggling to keep on top of your debts or you simply want to save money on interest, we can help you solve the problem and get some peace of mind. Here are 3 ways your mortgage and finance broker can help you deal with your [...]

By |2018-07-19T14:44:30+00:00July 19th, 2018|Debt Management, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on THREE WAYS YOUR BROKER CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH DEBTS

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 |2018-07-05T10:38:49+00:00July 5th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENT VS BUY: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

NEAT IDEAS FOR RENOVATING A SMALL HOME

Last year, the Federal Government introduced down-sizing incentives aimed at the baby-boomer set. Add this to rising capital city property prices that give just about everyone an incentive to cash-in on their big home, and it’s not surprising that more and more people are looking for smaller, less expensive places to live. [...]

By |2018-05-30T17:01:14+00:00May 30th, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Reno Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on NEAT IDEAS FOR RENOVATING A SMALL HOME

PROPERTY INVESTING: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

When done right, investing in property can help you to build long-term wealth, and who doesn’t like the idea of an additional income stream? (Imagine what you could do with that!) The really great thing about property investing is that just about anyone can understand the principals. If you’re thinking about building [...]

By |2018-05-24T12:25:46+00:00May 24th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on PROPERTY INVESTING: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

CAN A BOARDER HELP PAY YOUR MORTGAGE?

Are you thinking about buying a home and wondering how you’ll cover the mortgage repayments and still have a life? Remember Cousin Jimmy mentioning he was looking for a new pad? Sure, he’s a little ‘unusual’ with his back-scratcher collection and all, but if living with his bizarre hand gadgets means you’ll score [...]

By |2018-05-17T11:26:14+00:00May 17th, 2018|Home Loans, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on CAN A BOARDER HELP PAY YOUR MORTGAGE?

RENO: 6 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HOME’S SELLING PRICE

When renovating for profit, the golden rule is minimal expenditure, maximum return. The key is to focus on renovations that will maximise your property’s value, whilst not costing you the earth. Here are 6 smart renovation ideas that will resonate with prospective buyers and help you get great returns when you sell. Remember, [...]

By |2018-05-03T10:12:55+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENO: 6 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HOME’S SELLING PRICE

PROPERTY INVESTMENT JARGON EXPLAINED

Are you new to the world of property investing? Does the jargon leave you feeling confused? Well, fear not, investor-to-be! We’ve put together a comprehensive list explaining the most difficult terminology. By the end of this article, you’ll sound just like a seasoned property investor when conversing with your friends at the [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:46:50+00:00April 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on PROPERTY INVESTMENT JARGON EXPLAINED

HOW TO: BID AT AN AUCTION BY PHONE

Bidding at an auction by phone is becoming more popular. You may have noticed these bidders – mysteriously whispering into their phones and then bellowing out bids with unwavering confidence. Whilst some of these people are buyer’s agents, others are just experienced property buyers bidding on behalf of friends or family. Read [...]

By |2018-04-19T12:59:32+00:00April 19th, 2018|Property Auctions, Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: BID AT AN AUCTION BY PHONE

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF SETTLEMENT DAY

FIVE TIPS TO TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF SETTLEMENT DAY You’ve found your dream property, had your offer accepted and the all-important settlement day is the last hurdle to overcome. The anticipation has been building for weeks! Settlement day can be both exciting and stressful, as sometimes things can go wrong. In [...]

By |2018-03-01T11:16:37+00:00March 1st, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF SETTLEMENT DAY