6 negotiation tactics for spring property buyers

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 a home. […]

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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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4 mistakes to avoid when buying your next family home

Making a fresh start in a new family home is an exhilarating experience. Maybe you’ve just welcomed a new addition to the family (congratulations!)? Perhaps your kids have moved out, so it’s time to downsize? Maybe you’re craving a change of scenery, or you’ve scored a fantastic new job and now’s the time to upgrade […]

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7 easy steps to buying a home if you’re self-employed

There’s nothing quite like the sweet satisfaction that comes from holding a shiny new set of keys to your very own home. If you’re a self-employed borrower, you’ve no doubt worked hard to get where you are and you deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Here are our best tips for buying a […]

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How to Spot a Good Fixer-Upper

Buying to renovate and sell can be a lucrative investment strategy, allowing investors to potentially make a fast profit with minimal effort and expense. However, the key is to find the right fixer-upper – one that gives you a maximum increase in value for minimal expenditure. Cha-ching! As your mortgage and finance broker, we love […]

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5 ways to make settlement day stress-free

Next to your wedding day perhaps, settlement day on your first home is likely to be the most exciting and stressful day of your life. It not only brings an end to the hard work and perseverance it takes to save your deposit and find the home of your dreams, it marks the beginning of […]

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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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5 business professionals worth their weight in gold

Buying a property can be a very detailed and complicated process that takes a great deal of effort to complete successfully. If you have no experience with buying a property, you may find it difficult to know if you have done everything right. The good news is there’s no need to do it on your […]

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Why a building and pest inspection is a must for home buyers

Did you know that termites damage more than 180,000 homes and buildings around Australia every year? That the high prevalence of rats and mice in Australian homes is a major factor in the distribution of food poisoning organisms like salmonella? Clearly, if you’re thinking about buying a property, the value of an independent building and pest […]

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What are the costs involved with buying a home?

Saving up your deposit is the first step in buying a home, and when your bank account balance starts to look good it’s easy to get excited. But it pays to be realistic. Exactly how much money is enough? In this article we take a look at some of the upfront costs involved with buying […]

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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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