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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.

What can you expect your property manager to do?

A property manager’s role includes collecting rent, of course, but they also manage your relationship with the person who lives in your property, so it is important to find a property manager who will do the best job of keeping the tenants happy and will get you involved only when you want to be.  ...

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What is the best time of year to buy a house?

While spring is renowned as the time that sellers dust off their properties and place them on the market, this doesn’t mean it is necessarily the best time for buyers to go shopping.   One of the biggest issues with property shopping in spring is the flood of other buyers looking to snag their dream...

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Deposit Bonds…

Could a deposit bond be your solution to securing a property? Before taking their property off the market, your vendor wants a deposit to ensure that you will settle, but your funds won’t be available until settlement. What do you do?   Most vendors require property purchasers to pay a deposit ahead of settlement as...

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Five Simple Ways To Increase Loan Repayments

Paying off a mortgage can seem relentless – every payment counts of course, but it can seem to be taking forever to make a dent. Here are some simple ways you can increase the amount you pay off and own your home sooner. Reducing the principle on your mortgage as quickly as you can means...

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What type of loan is right for you?

The array of mortgages available helps a good mortgage broker tailor a package to suit your needs. Here are just some of the options.   Fixed-rate mortgages With a fixed-rate loan, you know exactly how much you’ll pay per fortnight or month for the fixed period of the loan (usually one to five years).  ...

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How to buy a house when you have a HECS or HELP debt

Paying off your education is no reason to put off buying property.   You can remember it now: sitting in a chair at the back of the lecture theatre, chatting to your friends and ignoring the debt that each day at university was plunging you into.   But now you’re older and wiser, and reality...

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Can your profession save you on your home loan?

When it comes to saving on your mortgage, some of you may not have to look further than your job. If yours is a profession that classifies you as a ‘low risk’ borrower in the eyes of lenders, then you may be entitled to special discounts. The lucky ones Accountants, lawyers and teachers are commonly...

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How to avoid paying too much for a home

Set a benchmark Comparing nearby properties that have sold recently is the best way to assess an acceptable price for the property you are looking at and provides a valuable bargaining tool when you are negotiating with a seller or agent. Make sure the properties are comparable, with a similar land size and number of...

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Why does my broker ask for so much documentation?

No one likes paperwork; however, providing your broker with the right documentation will save you time and money.   What information will your broker ask you to provide?   When you ask to enlist the services of a broker, they will probably ask you for the following documentation: Identification, including photo ID such as driver...

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How to avoid paying LMI

Lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI) is required in many instances when a loan is worth more than 80 per cent of a property’s purchase price, as well as in some other circumstances. In very basic terms, when a lender considers a loan to carry a high risk, LMI is likely payable. Here’s how you can avoid...

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