July 2018 – rates on hold at 1.5%

As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5% at their July meeting today. This month, it’s all good news for home owners and those in the market for a new loan! Next month (August) will bring us to a record breaking two year period […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Property

When done right, investing in property can help you to build long-term wealth, and who doesn’t like the idea of an additional income stream? (Imagine what you could do with that!) The really great thing about property investing is that just about anyone can understand the principals. If you’re thinking about building wealth for your […]

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How to bid at an auction by phone

Bidding at an auction by phone is becoming more popular. You may have noticed these bidders – mysteriously whispering into their phones and then bellowing out bids with unwavering confidence. Whilst some of these people are buyer’s agents, others are just experienced property buyers bidding on behalf of friends or family. Why bid at an […]

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How to sell your home above market value

When you decide to sell your home or investment property, it’s natural to want it to fetch the highest sale price possible, but it’s also important to be realistic when setting your price or you risk scaring the buyers away. Here are some pointers to help improve your chances of selling above market value, whilst […]

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3 Auction Strategies That Really Work

There’s nothing quite like attending your first auction and seeing the characters at play – the charismatic auctioneer with the overpriced suit and the Hollywood smile, the throng of sticky-palmed bidders and nosy neighbours waiting in anticipation, the stressed-out vendors hiding in the shadows. The experience can be exhilarating and exciting, but it can also […]

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8 tips for investing in interstate property

Success in the property investment game relies on your ability to locate and purchase exactly the right property for your budget and buying strategy. If you live and work in one of Australia’s major capital cities, you are probably finding this task increasingly difficult in your local market as both prices and competition continue to […]

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Could a buyer’s agent be your secret weapon?

Investing in property is a big decision that can keep even the most seasoned property investor awake at night. How do you know if you’ve got your investment strategy right? How can you make sure you’re choosing the right property? Where can you find the time to do the necessary research? What is the right […]

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Is buying a property your New Year resolution?

2015 was a fantastic year for property in Australia Our major property markets saw some significant capital gains and many property sellers made a good profit. There were also record numbers of auctions around the country – but competition was fierce and if you were looking to buy, securing the property you wanted wasn’t always […]

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Pre-approval vs Subject to Finance

What is pre-approval and what is subject to finance? Many first home buyers believe you don’t need pre-approval if you intend to use a “subject to finance” clause in the sales contract when you find a property to buy. But that’s not the case! In this article we explain why it’s a wise move to […]

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Mortgage Focus – July 2015

Happy New Financial Year! We hope that tax time is not proving to be too tedious for you and you’re looking forward to getting a great tax refund this year. We’ve had loads of refinance and investment related queries lately, so this month’s newsletter is focused on property investment. First, let’s start with the interest […]

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How to make an offer on a property

In a hot property market like we’re experiencing at the moment, it can be difficult to beat the competition at auction. And with auction clearance rates running at around 80% in most capital cities, it’s clear that the majority of bidders miss out on the property they’ve chosen when the auction gavel comes down. So, […]

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How to choose the right investment property

With interest rates at an all-time low, 2015 may be a great year to purchase your first investment property. It’s an exciting prospect and it’s a great way to build wealth for your future. But how do you make sure that your investment will return a profit and leave you better off? Not every property […]

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