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WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR LENDER

Valentine’s Day makes us think about loyalty – which is an admirable quality in any relationship. But is your devotion to your home loan provider justified?  It’s important to ask your mortgage broker to help you review your home loan from time to time. We’re here to check the interest rate, review [...]

By |2019-02-14T11:28:49+00:00February 14th, 2019|Home Loans, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR LENDER

HOW TO: ACHIEVE YOUR PROPERTY GOALS IN 2019

How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? If you’re serious about achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself, creating a plan is the way to go. Of course, making a plan is easy when you’re talking about losing weight or exercising more (the world’s most popular choices for NY Resolutions every year), but achieving [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:33:48+00:00February 7th, 2019|Financial Planning and Advice, Goal Setting, Money and Wealth, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: ACHIEVE YOUR PROPERTY GOALS IN 2019

SMART WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR CHRISTMAS DEBTS

Did your Christmas spending get out of hand this year? You are not alone! According to a recent news report, our 2018 Christmas spending binge is expected to leave us with a $29.7 billion credit card debt – that’s equivalent to $1,863 per credit card! The good news is that mortgage and finance brokers don’t [...]

By |2019-01-31T11:41:13+00:00January 31st, 2019|Debt Management, Debt Management, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on SMART WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR CHRISTMAS DEBTS

REASONS FOR BUYING A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

FIVE REASONS TO BUY A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON Everyone looks forward to Christmas and the summer holiday season. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly. To indulge in festive fare. To get out in the great outdoors and enjoy quality time with family and friends. But this year, it could [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:17:46+00:00January 10th, 2019|Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on REASONS FOR BUYING A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

FIVE COMMON MISTAKES OF FIRST HOME BUYERS

Getting ready to buy your first home? As your mortgage broker, we’re here to help you every step of the way. It’s an exciting time and it’s easy to make mistakes. Here are 5 common mistakes that you should try to avoid! Read Related Article: Buying a Family Home: Common Mistakes to Avoid [...]

By |2019-01-04T12:53:06+00:00January 4th, 2019|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on FIVE COMMON MISTAKES OF FIRST HOME BUYERS

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

HOW TO: AVOID OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS

FOUR TIPS TO AVOID TO OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians splurged a whopping $47.5 billion during last year’s Christmas shopping period. That probably made for a lot of blistered credit cards and debt hangovers come February! As your credit advisor, we'd like to recommend a more sensible [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:26:58+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Finance Control, Finance Tips, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: AVOID OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS

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