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

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 |2018-09-06T12:07:59+00:00September 6th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

HOW TO: KEEP YOUR CREDIT REPORT CLEAN

Your credit report paints a picture of your life as a responsible bill payer and borrower. Under the new Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) regime introduced this year, it has increased in importance because lenders will be required to take it into consideration when approving your home loan. That’s why it’s a good idea [...]

By |2018-08-30T11:36:30+00:00August 30th, 2018|Credit Reporting, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: KEEP YOUR CREDIT REPORT CLEAN

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

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?