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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 101: SIX TIPS FOR NEW LANDLORDS

An investment property is a business, so managing it properly is very important to your financial success. One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to manage the investment property yourself, or to employ the services of a property manager. If you’re thinking of managing your investment property yourself, it [...]

By |2019-06-17T14:31:21+10:00May 31st, 2019|Property Investment, Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 101: SIX TIPS FOR NEW LANDLORDS

WHAT’S THE RIGHT LOAN FOR YOUR RENOVATION?

Renovating your home or investment property is a fantastic way to add value. But what’s the right way to finance the renovation project you have in mind? There are several ways to finance a renovation – the option that will work best for you depends on the size of your project, your budget, [...]

By |2019-05-09T13:37:45+10:00May 9th, 2019|Home Renovation, Loans and Mortgages, Tips and Guides|Comments Off on WHAT’S THE RIGHT LOAN FOR YOUR RENOVATION?

BUYER’S MARKET: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

Some property market analysts are predicting average national home values could fall by 11 per cent in 2019 – and say home values in some suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney have already fallen by more than 7 per cent since they reached their peak in late 2017.  Whilst this may seem like gloom [...]

By |2019-04-29T18:29:41+10:00April 5th, 2019|Property Investment, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on BUYER’S MARKET: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

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 on [...]

By |2019-04-30T13:59:15+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, we [...]

By |2019-04-30T13:43:53+10:00March 28th, 2019|Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on BUYING PROPERTY THIS AUTUMN: FOUR WAYS TO AVOID RISK

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 |2019-04-29T16:35:34+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 and [...]

By |2019-04-30T13:27:48+10:00March 8th, 2019|First Home Buyer, Property Investment, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on FIRST HOME BUYERS: WHY THEY SHOULD START SMALL

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 |2019-06-18T16:25:41+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

REASONS FOR BUYING A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

FIVE REASONS TO BUY A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON Everyone looks forward to Christmas and the summer holiday season. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly. To indulge in festive fare. To get out in the great outdoors and enjoy quality time with family and friends. But this year, it could [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:17:46+10:00January 10th, 2019|Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on REASONS FOR BUYING A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

FIVE COMMON MISTAKES OF FIRST HOME BUYERS

Getting ready to buy your first home? As your mortgage broker, we’re here to help you every step of the way. It’s an exciting time and it’s easy to make mistakes. Here are 5 common mistakes that you should try to avoid! Read Related Article: Buying a Family Home: Common Mistakes to Avoid [...]

By |2019-01-04T12:53:06+10:00January 4th, 2019|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on FIVE COMMON MISTAKES OF FIRST HOME BUYERS