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Do you know your home loan interest rate?

I bet you don’t! Not to sound like a Negative Nelly, but in my own experience, as well as some new research, the majority of people have no clue about their loan rates whatsoever. Indeed, a recent study found that...
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Suburb Sydney

The best investment property suburbs in Sydney

Sydney has certainly been our nation’s benchmark market – and it’s obvious why. Around 60 per cent of all transactions occur in and around the capital. This gives it substantial weight in any national analysis. We’ve also noticed that some...
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Can the coronavirus infect our property markets?

The coronavirus is sweeping the world – but just not in the way that you think. Contrary to many media reports, we are not in the midst of a pandemic that spells impending doom for all humankind. Rather, a new...
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Realtor Sitting At Desk In Office. Realtor Is Presenting Keys And Model House With Family In Background.

Why 2020 is a great time to buy

We’re only a few weeks into the first month of the year and it appears that property markets are already to starting to hum with activity. While last year was one of market ups and downs, as well as changing...
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Valuations: The key elements that valuers look for when deciding residential valuations…

Whenever you want to borrow money to purchase a property or conduct renovations, your lender will employ a professional, registered valuer to give them an independent assessment of the property’s market valuation. Why? Because the lender needs to confirm the...
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Interest Rate

Should you fix your home loan rate now?

The events of the past year have prompted a lot of current and would-be mortgage holders to consider whether they should rush to lock in their loan interest rates with a fixed product. Rates have tumbled thanks to multiple cuts...
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2020 Year Of Hope

Is 2020 the year of hope?

Welcome to 2020, Yes the new year is here and all eyes are on what our housing markets around the country might do. At the end of 2019, there were strong signs that Sydney and Melbourne in particular were well...
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The Next Step for Property Investors: Property Development

Many Australians are taking advantage of the current interest rates cuts to give their investment portfolios a boost. And it’s a reasonable strategy (but I have cautioned against being hasty and committing to fixed interest rate loans). The question is:...
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Bank valuation vs market value – How much is your property worth?

Here’s the thing: Did you know that 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,...
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Home Loan

Five reasons why you might not get a home loan

You’d think by all of the media coverage on low interest rates and strengthening property markets that lending was equally as shiny at the moment. Sure, it is much better than it was a year or two ago, when lending...
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