Buying a house

Learning from my mistakes by Russ Egan

by Greg on February 5, 2016
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I purchased my first property when I was 24 years old. I did huge amounts of DIY renovations and was able to increase the value of that property by 17%. This enabled me to purchase my second property at 25 years old. This property made absolutely zero in terms of market growth but did teach […]

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Benefits of Home Inspection Apps to Homeowners

by Chris Lang on October 31, 2015
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Home Inspection is one of the most important steps that you need to take in order to make sure that wise decisions are made when purchasing property. It provides you with a more detailed view of the place you’re eyeing, saving you more money, time, and effort. Home inspection is also a must for homeowners […]

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Overcoming the challenges experienced by first home buyers

by Greg on August 26, 2015
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Buying your first home should be an incredible experience. It should be synonymous with opening a new chapter in your life that will unveil the journey you are about to take. The dream feels so near, but can feel slightly out of our grasp due to the challenges that face first time home buyers nowadays. […]

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What Will Affect Your Home Loan Application

by Greg on April 22, 2015
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Home loans have always been the most common way to secure a property, but a changing economy has left more and more people excluded from the usual markets due to credit problems or unsecured work contracts. As a result, the average age of people buying a first home has risen and the millennial generation are […]

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Is now a good time to buy a house?

by Greg on February 23, 2015
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If you are someone that has dreamt about owning your own home, now is the time to look at purchasing your first house while interest rates are at a record low. The Reserve Bank of Australia has dropped interest rates to an all-time low and so borrowing is becoming that little bit cheaper. If you […]

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The Benefits of Buying Off-the-Plan

by Greg on February 19, 2015
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Chinese buyers are currently swooping on Australia’s housing bargains to cash in on the next property boom. Chinese developers are swooping in on off the plan properties and apartments. So great is the international demand – fuelled by a falling Aussie dollar and Beijing’s ban on buying more than one property – that some developers […]

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How Generation-Y Can Own Their Own Homes

by Greg on January 21, 2015
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It is no great big secret that Gen-Y are finding it increasingly hard to buy a home, and instead of opting for the ‘weight around the neck’ of a home loan, are deciding to spend their money on holidays and shopping, along with other lifestyle-based choices. And why is this? Considering the way that home […]

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4 Tips for Finding Investment Property Opportunities

by Chris Lang on December 17, 2014
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Investing in property for the first time is a big step, and one that needs to be thoroughly researched. However, there are a few initial considerations to mull over in order to set you on the right track. 1. Think about your target tenants Consider what kind of tenant you would like. Are you looking […]

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Solicitors and conveyancers – what’s the difference?

by Chris Lang on November 26, 2014
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I used to think those two terms (solicitor and conveyancer) mean the same, but they really are quite different. The difference is in what those lawyers can and can not do and even in what they charge you for their services.

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First Home Buyers: Find out how your mortgage provider can help you take advantage of the First Home Owner Grant

by Greg on September 5, 2014
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Taking the plunge and diving into the real estate market can be a difficult, daunting prospect for first time buyers in Australia. With all the talk of retained cash rates, low interest on mortgages, home loan comparisons and pre-approvals, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little out of your depth. But just like most things […]

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5 Home Buying Tips from the Buying Experts

by Greg on August 20, 2014
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There are all sorts of strategies and advice when it comes to buying property. They don’t all work for everyone all the time, but most people can find value and save time and money by streamlining their strategies in one or two areas. Here are some ideas you may not have previously thought about: Become […]

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