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Who’s who in a property purchase?

If you’re buying property for the first time, you may be a little confused about which professionals you’ll need on your team. Surrounding yourself with a network of supportive experts could help make the buying process a lot smoother and stress-free. Here’s who you are…

What to consider before renovating

Renovating your property is a great way to potentially drive up its value. If it’s an investment property, you may also secure a better rental return. However, before you dive in, it’s important to weigh up the costs versus the benefit of renovating. Here are…

Welcome to our January Newsletter

Hello 2022! We hope you enjoyed some quality time with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year break. In December, we saw auction activity go gangbusters, with capital city auction volumes through the roof. With more stock available, it may leave you in a better…

Buying off the plan

Buying off the plan could be a good way for some people to get into the market. For one, it may allow you to lock in your property’s purchase price sooner rather than later. With prices on the move upwards in many markets, this could…

5 Tips to take the stress out of settlement day

Settlement day. It’s that magical moment a property finally becomes yours. If you’re new to buying property, rest assured it’s totally normal to feel anxious about everything going to plan. But with the right help, it will. Here’s what you need to do to ensure…

4 signs it may be time to refinance

The pandemic has drastically changed the way we live and work. For some, there may have been big changes to their financial situation. You may have changed jobs or been promoted? Perhaps you’ve saved up some extra funds during lockdown, or you may be struggling…

Tips for nabbing a bargain this Spring

The typically busy Spring sales season is upon us, so what does it mean with much of the country in lockdown? While listing volumes will likely be down during the lockdowns, the good news is we’ve seen advertised stock and sales activity bounce back remarkably quickly once…

Investing on a shoestring

Can you buy an investment property on a small budget? The simple answer is ‘absolutely’! You don’t necessarily need to be pulling in the big bucks to afford an investment property. By making smart decisions, there’s no reason why you can’t join the millions of…

Three finance strategies for purchasing your next property

Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing or just moving to a house in a new location, your situation has probably changed since you last bought. Here’s a refresher on some of the finance options available when you’re purchasing your next house and a few other key considerations. The straightforward approach: Sell…

The costs that may surprise you when buying a home

Besides the deposit and monthly mortgage repayments, there are other fees to consider when buying a house. Things like pest and building inspections, borrowing costs, insurance and legal fees all add up. The average Australian may pay more than $6,000 in unexpected upfront costs on…

A homeowner’s guide to refinancing

With a home loan it’s easy to just ‘set and forget’. But it’s sensible to review your home loan every two to three years or so. We’re living in a world of rapid change, where interest rates can go up and down, new lenders emerge,…

How to compare home loans and features

Which home loan is right for you? How can you tell when there’s so many different lenders, loan types and features to choose from? How can you compare loans properly when you’re not sure what you should be comparing? Finding the right home loan for…

Exit costs when refinancing

Refinancing can be a great way to save money if you believe you are paying too much for your loan, but there is more to it than just finding a loan with a lower interest rate and making the change. Before making the switch, we…

Preparing for settlement day

You’ve found your dream property, had your offer accepted, finance approved, 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…

The search for your dream home

Buying your first home or investment property can be an emotionally charged process just like planning for your next holiday. Getting caught up in the excitement and easily distracted by the more gripping things like fun activities and what bikini to pack all while forgetting…