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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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August Update

Spring is on its way and that means that there are only weeks to go until we traditionally see the property market heat up. Amid unprecedented economic uncertainty, Australian house prices are so far holding up, but the longer-term view remains unsure. But despite these uncertainties, if you are in a good financial position, right...

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Recipes to warm up your winter

Winter is the season to enjoy good comfort food. Here’s two recipe ideas that are guaranteed to bring the whole family together and warm your heart this winter. Lentil and Tomato Soup (Serves 4 people) Ingredients 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 Onion, chopped 1 clove Garlic, crushed 1 tsp Ground cumin 1 tsp Ground coriander...

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Why it’s a good idea to get pre-approval

You may have heard it’s important to get a home loan pre-approval. But why do you need it? Pre-approval confirms you’re eligible to apply for a home loan up to a certain amount. Essentially, the lender checks your financial circumstances to decide if you’ll meet their criteria and can afford to repay a mortgage. It...

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Three easy steps to home loan pre-approval

Spring is just around the corner which traditionally means the property market will start to warm up. If you are considering making that next property purchase, it is recommended to get a home loan pre-approval first. It not only saves you time on your property search but also protects you from overspending at an auction....

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HomeBuilder grant: What you need to know

If you’re looking to buy your first home, considering your next home or maybe looking to renovate, then you might be interested in learning more about the $25,000 HomeBuilder grant. The HomeBuilder scheme is a tax-free grant program that is designed to help eligible owner-occupier (including first home buyers) with a $25,000 grant to help...

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