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Easing financial pressures: loan deferrals, refinancing and more

When COVID-19 struck, banks gave eligible customers an option to pause their repayments for six months from March, due to the volatile economic climate. Hundreds of thousands of Aussies took up the offer. Home loan deferrals were due to end in September, but banks announced…

Home loan formal approval process and terminology explained

There’s nothing like being formally approved by a lender for a home loan. It’s your green light to buy the property you have your heart set on. Borrowers who have taken the necessary steps in the pre-application phase will be in a strong position to secure the…

6 negotiation tactics for spring property buyers

Interest rates remain at a record low currently, and the property market is expected to heat up as we enter spring despite the economic challenges due to the pandemic. Listings are currently lower compared to last year, which means as a buyer there may be…

Take control of your budget

Getting your budget under control and your finances in order is absolutely essential to anyone looking to apply for a home loan, but it’s particularly important for first home buyers about to take the first step on the property ladder. Now the end of financial…

Countdown to settlement day: what you need to know

You’ve found your dream property, had your offer accepted, and now there’s just one last yet  very important milestone to achieve – settlement day. The anticipation has been building for weeks! Are you ready for the big day? Settlement day can be both exciting and…

Exciting news for first home buyers!

There’s nothing quite as exciting as receiving a shiny set of keys to your very own home. The thrill of knowing it’s all yours. The freedom to be able to do what you like with it. Nothing compares! If you’re an aspiring first home buyer,…

Your Essential Property Research Checklist

Buying your first home or investment property is exciting! Like planning for a holiday, you start researching about the fun things you want to do. Out of excitement, you also start looking up other activities not in the original plan, instead of researching the basics,…

4 traps to look our for as a first home buyer

Buying your first home is an exciting time! But like any first-timer, it is also easy to make mistakes. As a mortgage brokers, we are dedicated to helping you have a smooth, and even enjoyable time throughout the home buying and settlement process. Below are…

Tips for first-time auction bidders

Buying property at auction can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. But careful planning can make the process a whole lot easier. Here are our top tips for nailing the bidding experience and maximising your chances of success on the day. Attend plenty of auctions before…

Tips for nabbing a bargain this Spring

Spring is generally the busiest time of year in the Australian property market, and this season could be a ripper. In recent months, we’ve seen ongoing signs of improving market conditions, driven by a Coalition federal election win, interest rate cuts and a softening of…

4 Ways to avoid risk when buying property this Autumn

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,…

What does a ‘buyer’s market’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…

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…