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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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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Your essential guide to property research

When you’re buying a property, careful research is the key to success From making the initial decision about how much you can afford to spend, right down to locating the right property and making your purchase, doing your research to make sure you’re fully informed will help to ensure you make a profitable investment that […]

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Mortgage Focus – April 2015

We hope you enjoyed a great Easter long weekend last week and are making the most of the busy autumn property market! Right after the Easter break, the Reserve Bank of Australia held its monthly meeting and decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 2.25%. Many market analysts were anticipating another rate cut […]

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What documents do you need to apply for a home loan?

Applying for a home loan can be life-changing and that makes it a big decision Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, upgrading to a larger home, investing or even refinancing, we’re here to help make the process of getting the loan that’s right for you simple and easy. To help you sail through […]

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March 2015 wrap up

Autumn has arrived, and across Australia, property market activity is picking up after a relatively quiet summer period. It’s looking like we can expect an even busier autumn property season than last year in most cities. In the first week of March, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) held its monthly meeting and elected to […]

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5 ways to improve your property negotiating skills

Whilst it’s true that the number of properties on the market for sale has increased substantially over the last 12 months, competition to secure those properties is stronger than ever. Auction clearance rates remain very high, with few left-over bargains to be had. So how can you hone your skills to give yourself a better […]

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The importance of research for property investors

One of the biggest mistakes people make is believing that any property is a good investment opportunity Many operate under the misconception that there will be little or no risk to their money if they invest it in bricks and mortar, but a successful investor will be the first to tell you that not just […]

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Reflecting on 2012

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to reflect on 2012 and think about what we wish to achieve over the coming 12 months The New Year is the perfect time to evaluate your past decisions and assess your plans for the future. Whether you’re looking to build an investment portfolio this year, renovate […]

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Jump into a reinvigorated property market this spring

Be successful in this season Shake off those winter blues and jump into a reinvigorated property market this spring! With the property market likely to heat up over the coming weeks, it pays to enter it with a solid understanding of what awaits. Here are few tips and tricks to help you capitalise on this […]

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