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October 2018

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | OCTOBER 2018

By |2018-10-12T10:11:52+00:00October 12th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

The last weekend in September was a little quiet in our property markets, as buyers took time off to watch the AFL and NFL Grand Finals. We hope your team won and you’re now back on the open inspection circuit – there are plenty of bargains up for grabs in our Spring [...]

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TEN OPEN INSPECTION TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

By |2018-10-04T17:57:34+00:00October 4th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

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 [...]

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September 2018

WHY FIRST-HOME BUYERS ARE BACK IN THE GAME

By |2018-09-27T10:48:37+00:00September 27th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties|

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 [...]

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LOAN PRE-APPROVAL: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

By |2018-09-20T12:30:40+00:00September 20th, 2018|Home Loans, Investment Loans, Loans and Mortgages|

Pre-approval is a green light from a lender. Put simply, it confirms you’re eligible to apply for a home loan up to a certain amount. Essentially, the lender checks your financial circumstances, to decide if you’ll meet their criteria and can afford to repay a mortgage. A home loan pre-approval usually lasts [...]

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | SEPTEMBER 2018

By |2018-09-14T13:11:39+00:00September 14th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

The busy Spring selling season has kicked off and that means an action-packed few months ahead in our property markets. If you’re planning on buying a home, get ready to negotiate! With auction clearance rates and property prices on a downward trend, you’ll have the advantage over vendors feeling the pressure to [...]

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UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

By |2018-09-06T12:07:59+00:00September 6th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

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 [...]

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August 2018

HOW TO: KEEP YOUR CREDIT REPORT CLEAN

By |2018-08-30T11:36:30+00:00August 30th, 2018|Credit Reporting, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|

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 [...]

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RENOVATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

By |2018-08-23T10:54:59+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Reno Tips, Tips & Guides|

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 [...]

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | AUGUST 2018

By |2018-08-16T12:25:11+00:00August 16th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

Winter is coming to an end and that means there are only a few weeks to go until the busy spring property market kicks off. If you’re looking to buy a home, it may be a good idea to act now while the other buyers are still in hibernation! Here’s what happened in [...]

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CREDIT REPORTING: HOW THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU

By |2018-08-02T11:41:45+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Credit Reporting, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|

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 – [...]

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