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We want to make sure you’re kept up to date with changes to the Property market. As you grow your property portfolio, you’ll want to make sure you know about the movements and changes to interest rates, banking regulations, suburb and property growth, explanations on trending topics, and a million other things that come to mind. Although articles can be boring to read sometimes, the content here is nonetheless invaluable. Occasionally, you’ll even find us creating educational videos on various topics, so keep a sharp eye out.

Getting ready for settlement day

Getting ready for settlement day Settlement day is the day you finally take ownership of your new home. But what actually happens? And what do will you need to do for settlement when you’re buying a property? Read our guide to find out. Settlement day is that much anticipated day when you finally take ownership...

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Debt Consolidation: A great idea or a killer trap?

Australians have an obsession with debt. We love leveraging our home or investment property to buy new family cars, boats, and pay for renovations and lavish holidays. I understand, it can be very tempting. After all, if someone told me I could buy a brand new Mercedes-Benz for $60 a week by leveraging the equity...

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A home of one’s own

A home of one’s own is like nothing else… Are you flying solo and starting to think that buying a property will never be possible? There’s really no need to wait for a knight, or lady, in shining armour to come along, as securing finance on a single income does happen.   Of course, just...

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Should you refinance for a better deal?

Refinancing a loan can take advantage of lower interest rates to bring down the overall cost of servicing a loan. But it’s not always the best, or the only option.   There are many different factors borrowers need to consider when thinking about refinancing a loan.   The first step is to speak to an...

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How to buy a home when you’re self-employed

Self-employed borrowers often come up against the challenge of not being able to present a raft of payslips and tax returns to back up their loan applications. But this need not stop you buying your dream home.   Many lenders offer low-doc loans for self-employed borrowers who can’t hand over payslips and employment records. This...

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Loans for vacant land

Whether you are buying land for an immediate build, as an investment or for a ‘one day I will build and live here’ dream, a vacant-land purchase can be financed by a range of mortgages.   If you are planning to build immediately, or at least fairly soon, a construction loan might be the best...

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Buying a tenanted investment property

There are plenty of upsides to buying an investment property that already has a tenant, as well as a raft of risks. Here’s how to minimise them.   There are steps you can take to minimise your risk: Make sure the bond has been lodged properly. Your agent will arrange for the bond guarantee to...

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How to get the biggest ROI on an investment property

When purchasing an investment property, there are a number of factors that could increase or reduce your potential return on investment. In this case it’s not just location, location, location.   When considering a property for investment purposes, the most important question to ask is ‘will it be attractive to tenants?’.  But how do you...

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Applying for a loan? Don’t just pay off the credit cards

It seems like a no brainer, right? You are buying a home, so you’ll pay off your credit cards to reduce your debt, but keep them active so you can buy some furniture or deal with emergencies even when you have a mortgage to pay. Wrong.   It’s obvious that a lender will consider your...

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Stamp Duty Explained

Stamp duty is a charge which is applied by state governments in Australia  on transactions relating to the transfer of land or property. It is generally paid upfront and needs to be budgeted for in addition to your loan deposit.   The amount of stamp duty you are required to pay differs in each state,...

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