Property Investment

Simple Ideas to Boost Your Home’s Value

Taking care of basic maintenance tasks before you sell your home is a no-brainer, but a quick and not-too-costly renovation can add a lot of appeal for potential buyers, and may boost the final sale price. Basics first Fix those little faults that you no longer notice – leaky taps, rusty gutters, broken window catches. They c...

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Budget Breakdown: Implications for Property Buyers and Sellers

How will 2018’s Budget affect the national property market? For buyers and sellers alike, we take a look at what you need to know. The 2017 Budget had a strong focus on housing supply and affordability. This year, housing took a back seat with no new, direct measures for first homebuyers or renters. However, some of the changes will likely hav...

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Refinancing Could Save You Thousands – and Give You Greater Flexibility

Reducing the interest you pay on your mortgage could help you save thousands of dollars in interest over the period of your loan. As there’s plenty of competition in the home loan sector, it could be worth looking around for a lower rate. What is refinancing? Refinancing is the process of replacing an existing loan with a new...

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Buying Property with Other People: Mine, Yours or Ours?

When people buy property together, particularly if it’s with a partner or spouse, they often register the title in both people’s names – especially if they’re going to live in the property. But other arrangements are possible, several friends might opt to own individual shares in a property, for example, or a couple might choose to have...

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Hobart Is The Fastest Selling Capital City Housing Market

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The days on market metric provides an indication as to how quickly properties sold by private treaty are likely to sell. The current data at a national and capital city level shows fairly steady days on market however, we are seeing diverging trends across the individual cities. A...

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Latest Property Market Trends

Coming out of the Spring selling season, demand is still surging with low rates and house prices continuing to rise in most areas. According to NAB’s August Housing Market Report1, 2016 property prices have proved more resilient than expected, supported by higher than predicted population growth and two Reserve Bank cuts to interest...

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How Your Broker Can Boost Your Business

Are you a property owner with a business? Your mortgage broker can help you with commercial and asset finance too. One of the basic tenets of work/life balance is: ‘Don’t bring your work home with you.’ But what if you could bring your home to work? It’s a scenario that home owners with a business should consider when seeking commercial...

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How to Purchase an Investment Property

If you’re interested in becoming a property investor, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are seven tips to help get the ball rolling: 1. Make a plan and stick to it The property itself isn’t the end goal – you’re likely looking to make a profit. Once you know your end goal, create...

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The Property Market: Looking Back on 2016

Thinking about buying a house this year? Before you start exploring property listings, brush up on your knowledge of the property market in your area. To help you get started, here’s a snapshot of the property markets around Australia. Looking back on Australia’s property market in 2016 The year ended on a high note, as pro...

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How to Pay Off Your Home Loan Sooner

Are you looking for ways to save on your mortgage? Try some of these tips. Increase your repayment amounts The simplest way to pay off your home loan sooner is to increase the amount you repay. By repaying more than the minimum you can cut the overall term of the loan and save thousands of dollars...

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