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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | APRIL 2019

Autumn is usually the busiest time of year for property auctions around the country. But this year, many more sellers seem to be preferring private sales to auctions. While the number of auctions may be down, there are still many great homes up for sale and you may have more power to negotiate [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:26:26+10:00April 11th, 2019|Property Market Updates, Suburb Performance Reports|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | APRIL 2019

WHY #CHOICEMATTERS FOR ALL AUSTRALIAN HOME BUYERS

You may have heard the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has made some recommendations about changing how mortgage brokers get paid. There’s been a lot of noise in the media, so we thought it might be a good idea to update you about what’s going [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:01:21+10:00April 5th, 2019|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties|Comments Off on WHY #CHOICEMATTERS FOR ALL AUSTRALIAN HOME BUYERS

BUYING PROPERTY THIS AUTUMN: FOUR WAYS TO AVOID RISK

It may be a buyer’s market, but when property prices are falling, buyer confidence often goes with it. However, the possibility of paying too much is not the only risk a home buyer or property investor can face when market conditions are undergoing significant change, as they are now. In this article, [...]

By |2019-03-28T10:48:19+10:00March 28th, 2019|Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on BUYING PROPERTY THIS AUTUMN: FOUR WAYS TO AVOID RISK

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | MARCH 2019

Autumn has arrived and as the weather cools, property markets around the country are starting to heat up. Auction numbers and clearance rates are a bit low for this time of year, but private home sales are going along quite strongly.  Nevertheless, home values are continuing to fall in many areas, and if [...]

By |2019-04-05T17:26:46+10:00March 21st, 2019|Property Market Updates, Suburb Performance Reports|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | MARCH 2019

CAN YOU EXIT AN OFF-THE-PLAN PURCHASE?

Considering buying a property off the plan? It sounds good in theory, with the possibility of stamp duty concessions and other benefits for first home buyers. But in 2018 there were quite a few people who got caught out by the hidden risks. Read on to find out what you need to know [...]

By |2019-04-05T18:42:28+10:00March 14th, 2019|Property Investment, Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties|Comments Off on CAN YOU EXIT AN OFF-THE-PLAN PURCHASE?

FIRST HOME BUYERS: WHY THEY SHOULD START SMALL

When it comes to buying a home, bigger is better, right? Maybe not. All over the world, people are changing their attitude to the size of home they live in. This is particularly true amongst millennials, and if you’re looking to build your first home to take advantage of stamp duty concessions [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:02:45+10:00March 8th, 2019|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on FIRST HOME BUYERS: WHY THEY SHOULD START SMALL

DO YOU NEED TO REFINANCE YOUR INTEREST-ONLY HOME LOAN?

According to a recent news report, more than 900,000 interest only (IO) home loans will come up for refinance during the first quarter of 2019. This kind of loan is very popular with property investors, however, the recent tightening of lending conditions in this area of the market may make it difficult for some [...]

By |2019-02-28T12:42:49+10:00February 28th, 2019|Home Loans, Loans and Mortgages, Refinancing|Comments Off on DO YOU NEED TO REFINANCE YOUR INTEREST-ONLY HOME LOAN?

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | FEBRUARY 2019

We hope you survived all the madness of back-to-school week and returning to work after the summer holidays at the end of January! While February is certainly a busy time of year in most households around the country, it isn’t always the same story in our property markets. The quiet season has [...]

By |2019-04-05T17:25:55+10:00February 21st, 2019|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | FEBRUARY 2019

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+10:00February 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+10:00February 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