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Melbourne

The best investment property suburbs in Melbourne

The turbulence delivered by 2020 has been historic. It’s fair to say, prior to this pandemic, 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 gains...
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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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Lending & Home loan approvals

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 property at your...
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House

Section 32 & why it’s important when buying a property

  Buying and selling real estate doesn’t need to be complicated but there are several legal hoops that need to be jumped through to ensure the transaction happens as smoothly as possible. Across Australia, there are different rules and regulations...
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Who’s paying the bill? Why Dan Andrews is forcing property owners to foot the bill for COVID lockdowns.

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch and it seems there’s no such thing as a free pandemic… especially if you’re unlucky enough to own a property under the Victorian government regime. Melbourne is struggling through its...
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Transport infrastructure

Sydney transport infrastructure driving property price growth

While it’s true that location, location, location are the ‘three’ golden principles of value investment, it’s also true that amenity is key to success. When the commute is faster, the public transport more convenient, and the nearby parks, schools and...
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Brisbane

The rise of Brisbane townhouse popularity for home owners

One of the key advantages to buying in Brisbane, compared with Sydney and Melbourne, is affordability. It wasn’t that long ago that a house, 10 kilometres from the CBD, could still be found for $450,000. Compare that with Sydney, where...
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Townhouses become more popular in Melbourne

Does affordable Sydney property still exist?

The Sydney property market is continuing its price charge, but if you’re hoping to buy within a reasonable distance of the CBD it pays to do your research. There are still some suburbs that offer a relatively affordable price tag,...
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Bank Valuation Graph

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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Sydney

The rising popularity of Sydney townhouses

Apart from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Sydney’s terraced housing in inner city suburbs such as Surry Hills, Paddington, Redfern and Glebe, is as iconic a representation of the Emerald City as anything could be. In a...
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