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Millennials2

The Rise and rise of the millennials as the new home buying forces

As we have recently written about with the re-emergence of the 1st home buyer and it seems that it’s a new breed that’s the driving force behind this. The Millennial population, who are typically born between 1981 and 1996, represent...
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Rentvesting

Rentvesting gaining traction amongst first-time buyers

Did you know that nearly 10,000 dwellings were financed to first property buyers in August? The bought about the same number of dwellings the month before that and the month before that, too. In fact, the percentage of dwellings bought...
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First Home Buyers

Why pre-approvals are imperative for first homebuyers

First home buyers are continuing to stake their claim on markets across the country with many usurping their competition by being better prepared to make a solid offer. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that about 18 per...
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First Home

First home buyers are back – big time

Each time a booming market begins to experience a softening of prices, something interesting happens. When the investors get spooked or can no longer afford the entry prices (per chart below) and when upgraders put off their next purchases, the...
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First Home

The perfect first home for your investment portfolio

There are plenty of important considerations when securing your first home. They range from the deeply personal like, “Are you ready for the responsibility,” to the practical such as, “Can I really service this mortgage AND maintain my lifestyle?” By...
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Pendulum

Making the most of your first property in Victoria

The old adage goes that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. When it comes to property investing, your first move can determine the future path that’ll be open to you. Do well and the world...
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First Time Investing

First-time investing in New South Wales — is it worth it?

The first time you do anything can be challenging — riding a bike, learning to drive or speaking in front of a crowd. It’s new, unfamiliar and requires a certain element of previous knowledge. Sometimes you can fluke it but...
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5 lessons we never learn at school

5 lessons I never learned at school… but should have

  A top-notch education is a wonderful thing, but you’ll fall short of becoming a well-rounded grown up if you don’t realise lifelong learning lives beyond the classroom walls. I’ve received all the great scholastic opportunities afforded by our country’s...
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Get into the property market at 23

How does a 23 year old get into the property market?

If you believed all of the media headlines, young people across the whole of Australia will never own property. According to media reports, housing affordability is the worst it’s ever been, so us “youngsters” should just give up and stay...
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First Time Buyer Are Back

First-time buyers back in the game

A year ago, many first-time property buyers were stuck on the sidelines mainly because of strong market conditions in Sydney and Melbourne. Not only did they have to glumly watch as prices rose faster than they could save a deposit,...
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