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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 property they want. Here, we explain how to get formally...

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Where are Australia’s most affordable homes?

Everyone wants a property bargain, right? Well, there’s a big difference between a bargain and a home that’s just cheap. For example, Andamooka in South Australia was declared Australia’s cheapest suburb in 2018 – the average house price is just $34,625. The reason why – the town has a population of just 316 people and...

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October Update

Spring has officially arrived, which usually marks the start of the busiest time of year for the property market but this year has been like no other. Australia’s housing is slowly emerging from its COVID-induced slumber as the spring property market gains momentum. New data shows a clear shift towards increased interest in regional areas...

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Home buyers protection: which one is right for you?

2020 has been quite an eventful year so far… and unfortunately not for the right reasons. From the bushfires, the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the economic challenges, it’s been mentally and emotionally exhausting for many Australians. During challenging times, we all desire for the peace of mind that comes from knowing you, your family and...

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Renovation tricks to add value to your home

Experienced property renovators know the key to a successful renovation is to use the space you have wisely. Renovating areas like the kitchen, living room and dining area to create more space and storage can not only make your home more liveable, it may also add value to your property. Here are some renovation and...

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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 more competition for properties this spring. So, if you are...

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September Update

Spring is here which means we can expect the property market to start becoming more active, as restrictions due to COVID-19 start to ease in some parts of the country. We have entered spring with record low interest rates, which is good news for prospective buyers. If you are in a good financial position, now...

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Come prepared: your home loan application guide

Take the stress out of applying for a home loan with a little preparation. Here are a few things you can expect to encounter when seeking loan approval. Whether you are applying for your first or fourth loan, the process can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. By familiarising yourself with some of...

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Knowing when the price is right

Found the perfect home or investment property, but unsure about the price tag? It’s the eternal question faced by property hunters: what is a fair sale price? No one wants to pay more than the market value for a property, so how do you ensure you’re getting a good deal? Here are some tips. Arm...

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Spring property market outlook 2020

Spring is almost upon us and ordinarily that would mean the busiest time of year in real estate. But 2020 has been far from ordinary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Australia’s property prices have held up relatively well amidst the coronavirus crisis, the longer-term outlook remains highly uncertain. In this article, we take a...

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