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January 2019

RBA RATE RISE: HOW WOULD IT AFFECT YOU?

By |2019-01-17T11:04:47+00:00January 17th, 2019|Home Loans, Interest Rates, Loans and Mortgages, Tax|

It’s been nearly eight years since the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) last raised the country’s official cash rate. Interest rates have been at historical lows for quite some time and as a homeowner, you may never have experienced an “official” rise in interest rates. At present, interest rates remain low and [...]

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REASONS FOR BUYING A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

By |2019-01-17T13:17:46+00:00January 10th, 2019|Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

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 [...]

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FIVE COMMON MISTAKES OF FIRST HOME BUYERS

By |2019-01-04T12:53:06+00:00January 4th, 2019|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

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 [...]

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December 2018

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | DECEMBER 2018

By |2019-01-17T14:20:58+00:00December 17th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

With Christmas just days away, we’d like to send our very best wishes to you and your family for a happy and safe holiday season. What a year it’s been! It was great to see many of our first-home buyer customers finally getting their foot on the property ladder, as homes became a [...]

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HOW TO: MAKE A PRE-AUCTION OFFER

By |2018-12-10T11:22:58+00:00December 10th, 2018|Property Auctions, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

With auction clearance rates slipping below 50% in some markets right now, vendors are much more open to a pre-auction offer. You’ll also find more vendors choosing a private sale over an auction because it allows them to hold out for their price and save on auction costs. That means, if you’re ready to [...]

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HOW TO: AVOID OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS

By |2019-01-17T13:26:58+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Finance Control, Finance Tips, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|

FOUR TIPS TO AVOID TO OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians splurged a whopping $47.5 billion during last year’s Christmas shopping period. That probably made for a lot of blistered credit cards and debt hangovers come February! As your credit advisor, we'd like to recommend a more sensible [...]

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November 2018

HOW TO: ESTIMATE INVESTMENT PROPERTY RENTAL RETURN

By |2018-11-26T10:56:02+00:00November 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Rental Property, Tips, Tips & Guides|

No matter what investment strategy you use, calculating the potential rental return on an investment property is a key step in the purchasing decision process. The rental yield is an important indicator of how a property is likely to perform and the cash flow it will generate. So, whether you’re using a [...]

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | NOVEMBER 2018

By |2018-11-16T14:31:58+00:00November 16th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

November is an exciting month as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into high-gear and we begin the countdown to Christmas. (Only 7 weeks until Santa arrives!) It’s an exciting time for property buyers too, as auction clearance rates continue to slide, and sellers struggle to get their price in the Spring property [...]

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CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR TO BUILD YOUR HOME

By |2018-11-02T12:16:42+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Property Purchase|

Building your own home gives you the freedom to design it exactly to your taste, from the ground up. And if you’re a first-home owner, there may be some useful government incentives available to help get your project off the ground. Here’s what you need to know about building your own home [...]

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October 2018

SIX NEGOTIATION TACTICS FOR SPRING PROPERTY BUYERS

By |2018-10-25T11:02:22+00:00October 25th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

With home values and auction clearance rates softening in our Spring property markets, buyers will have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating on price. So, it’s a good idea to arm yourself with some sharp bargaining tactics before diving in. Nobody wants to pay more than the current market value for [...]

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