Category Archive for "Home buying & selling"

Home Credit

How to get finance mate’s rate

Not too long ago, savvy homeowners would’ve included their bank manager on their annual Christmas card lists. The name probably would’ve sat quite near the top. In fact, they might’ve even sent a present. Maintaining a relationship with the person...
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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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Melbourne

Melbourne makes its move to number one (but at what cost?)

The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne is as famous as that between Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner, the Maroons and the Blues, or Taylor Swift and Kanye West. For generations, the two cities have been in a war...
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value

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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First Home Buyers Grant

Changes to QLD’s first home buyers grant: could you own your new home sooner?

First home owners grants have been around in most States and Territories for nearly two decades now, and are one of many other financial incentives put forward over the years to help first-time home buyers. The original First Home Owners...
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Lending

What to do in tighter lending conditions

Housing finance is in the news more often than it’s not these days. One of the reasons is that as capital cities move through their respective cycles so does reporting on the property market. One day, strong market conditions were...
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Sell House

What you’ll have to cough up when you sell

When it comes to property investing, quite often there’s no reward — or usually no big reward in any case — without a little bit of risk. Similarly, there’s almost always no reward without a heavy dose of reality. And that reality...
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Stump Duty

Can you claim the stamp duty on your investment property?

When it comes to buying an investment property, there are plenty of costs involved in the process. Inspection reports, legal work, loan applications, title transfers… and that not-insignificant cost of the actual property. The list goes on and on, and...
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Negative Gearing

Impacts of Labor’s proposed negative gearing and CGT changes

Sydney and Melbourne’s house prices could slide by up to 9 per cent if  Labor gets into power and introduces its planned property tax changes. At our annual Wealth Retreat Conference over the weekend one of our guest speakers Doron Peleg, CEO of RiskWise Property Research and...
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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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