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Spring Update

We hope you are enjoying the busy spring property season – it’s certainly in full bloom! Dwelling values are continuing to creep up in many markets, with Melbourne and Sydney leading the way. Auction volumes were on the rise across the capital cities throughout most of September, while clearance rates remain strong. What better time...

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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 lending restrictions. And it’s clear that buyers are returning to...

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4 habits of successful property investors

Australians love investing in property, and it’s no wonder why. The property market offers a myriad of opportunities to potentially grow wealth, irrespective of one’s professional background or skillset. However, there are certain habits that successful property investors often have in common. Let’s take a look. They are proactive about self-education In order to stay...

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Four signs it may be time to refinance

Do you know what happened after the Reserve Bank cut the cash rate in June? Tens of thousands of Aussies took the Treasurer’s advice to “shop around and get the best possible deal”. Mortgage brokers around the country have recorded spikes in their home loan, investment loan and refinance borrower enquiries following the announcement. The moral of...

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Everything you need to know about rentvesting

Rentvesting has become increasingly popular in recent times. Last year, research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) found that one third of first-time buyers opted to become ‘rentvestors’, rather than homeowners. Here’s what you need to know before deciding whether rentvesting is right for you. But first, let’s look at an age-old question. ...

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How to prepare for the Spring property season

The busy Spring property season is just around the corner and you know what that means? Whether you’re planning to buy or sell, NOW is the time to start getting organised. Here’s how. Tips if you’re planning to BUY this Spring: Get your finance sorted pronto There’s no point starting the property hunt until you...

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August Update

It’s been an exciting few months in the property world, with plenty of chatter about a potential market rebound. Back-to-back interest rate cuts, looser lending conditions and increased confidence following the May federal election have seen buyers returning to the market. In July, five of the eight capital cities recorded a slight rise in dwelling...

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Tips to build your own home

Here’s an overview of what’s involved if you’re considering building a new home for the first time. What’s your budget? The first step to building a home is deciding what you can afford to spend. When buying a home that’s already built, determining how much money you need is quite straightforward. However, it’s not so...

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How do your living expenses affect your borrowing power?

You may be surprised to discover that how much you spend on day-to-day living can considerably reduce the amount you are eligible to borrow, even if you are a high-income earner. So, if you’re planning to buy a home, it may be time to cut back on some of life’s little luxuries and set yourself...

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