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Lenders Mortgage Insurance

Lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) explained

Are you motivated to get into the property market but haven’t had the time to save a suitable deposit? Are you self-employed and struggle to prove to lenders you have a stable income? If you answered yes to either of...
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value

Bank valuation vs market value – How much is your property worth?

Did you know there are two potential values for your property? Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t understand the difference between a market value and a bank value – but it’s vitally important that they do. In fact, sometimes when a homeowner...
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Melbourne

The best investment property suburbs in Melbourne 2020

The turbulence delivered by 2020 has been historic. As we approached the end of 2019, many Melbourne property stakeholders were quietly confident about the coming year. It was expected to be a period where good assets would see reasonable capital...
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property developers

The Risks of Property Investment

The number of property investors in Australia has been growing throughout the past two decades as more and more people choose to create a better financial future for themselves. With this growth in property investment, there has also been an...
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Client And Agent exchange contracts in NSW

What you need to know before you exchange contracts in NSW

Australia is a country of eight States and Territories, which each have their own, sometimes unique, laws. The laws around real estate differ substantially across these regions, and there can be quite a few differences depending on which part of...
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Bugeting

11 handy tips to make the most out of your money

We all earn money, irrespective of how much it is, it’s vitally important to understand the key tips to making the most of it. Here’s my thoughts on the tips to maximise your money’s true value. Have a budget –...
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Lending

How long does home loan approval take?

Buying a home can be a nerve-wracking experience, what with the anticipation and uncertainty of the negotiation between you and the seller’s agent coupled with a tense wait to see if you’ve been successful in securing the home at your...
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Cashback

Are cashback offers worth it?

So you are looking around considering refinancing your home or investment loan and all of sudden your see an offer for $2,000 cashback to refinance – Wow, that’s great, let’s take it… But then you see another offer for $3,000...
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Valuator Methods

What you should expect on settlement day

After a gruelling race with high stakes and a fair amount of nervousness, the finish line is in sight – settlement day. You’ve bought a new home or investment – or you’ve sold one – and the final hurdle is...
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For Sale

How to avoid gazumping on your next property purchase

Gazump is an old Yiddish word meaning ‘to overcharge’, but in the Australian real estate context, it relates more to tricky opportunism on the part of property sellers. Let’s say you’ve found the property of your dreams and successfully negotiated...
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