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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.

The perfect property at an affordable price – it’s not a myth

So you’ve found your dream home, but it’s in need of a little TLC. While others may see this as a deterrent, this is actually a great opportunity to nab the house of your dreams at a price tag that’s within your means. Here’s how to tactfully negotiate the price without ruining your chances of...



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Refinancing traps to avoid

Refinancing traps to avoid Whether you’re after lower repayments or want to tap into the equity sitting in your home, refinancing can offer a world of benefits. Here are some things to be aware of so that you don’t find yourself hooked into a bad deal Don’t be fooled by the interest rate Finding a...



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Is a family guarantee right for you?

Entering the property market is no easy feat for a first home buyer, but even parents who aren’t prepared to hand over cash for a deposit may help by being a guarantor on a loan. Before taking the plunge however, it’s crucial to be aware of the implications involved. Here are three questions to ask...



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Why property investors need savings

Urgent maintenance is an unavoidable aspect of being a landlord, so having a cash buffer set aside will help you deal with any unexpected problems.   When renting out an investment property, having access to extra cash is vital for two reasons: to cover the costs of maintaining the property, giving it the best chance...



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Why would I use a Mortgage broker?

Because they can save you time and money. As the home loan market becomes increasingly complex, more people are turning to Mortgage brokers for help. Here are some of the reasons. A Mortgage broker can save time The choices now available in the mortgage market can seem limitless and completely overwhelming. You can choose to research...



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When should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Whenever it makes financial sense to do so. Heard about mortgage refinancing? In the past, most people who took out a mortgage doggedly continued with it until they had paid it off. These days, people refinance their mortgage much more frequently. The average duration of a home loan in Australia now is just 4 years....



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What is Mortgage Insurance

How to buy without a 20% deposit When you consider that a small apartment in Sydney could set you back a million dollars at the moment, saving a 20% deposit to buy that apartment – $$00,000 – can seem an insurmountable task. That’s where mortgage insurance can help. Lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) may be an...



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Solicitors versus conveyancers

A conveyancer is a solicitor, but just deals with property, right? Wrong. The two are different, and it is important to have the right one on your team, in order to avoid paying too much while still getting the advice you need. Buying property is one of the biggest decisions most of us will make...



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Rules of investment

When you’re trying to secure finance for an investment property, it’s important to keep a few simple rules in mind to make sure you get the best deal possible and will be able to afford the repayments, come what may. If you’re thinking about purchasing an investment property, it’s important to manage the risks adequately....



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How a health check can broaden your property horizons

A simple home loan health check led two police officers to refinance for a saving of $7600 a year in interest. When police officers Ben Dixon and Sara Peters were looking for a home loan, they thought the choice was obvious. They secured finance through the same community-owned bank most of their colleagues used, bought...



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