first home buyers

Tips and Tricks for Beating the First Home Buyer Burnout

by Greg on September 5, 2016
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We all know that buying a house, especially a first house, often creates a huge financial strain. Unless you buy far out from the city, or unless you manage to save large amounts of money, you will be in the majority of people who get a mortgage to buy a house. This means you will […]

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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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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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Could a personal loan get you on the path to your first home purchase?

by Greg on November 8, 2013
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Household expenses, credit card payments, automotive maintenance: for the budding first-home buyer, managing these sorts of financial responsibilities whilst trying to save for a property deposit can be challenging. Add to this, the various State Governments’ withdrawal of financial assistance for existing dwellings — also the upswing in asking prices as a result of low […]

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Realestate.com.au Asks: Is It Time You Left The Nest?

by Chris Lang on September 12, 2013
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Realestate.com.au is beginning to come to terms with harsh facts of life. At the moment first home buyers are not buying – and if this situation doesn’t change soon, the whole housing industry is in trouble. Who will the investors flip houses to? Who will add fuel to the property fire, who will keep the […]

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Why Any Homeowner Needs a Will

by Chris Lang on June 11, 2013
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The reason why any homeowner needs a Will is simple: for most of us our house is our biggest asset, we put a lot of work into paying off our mortgages, and we’re all mortal here. Doesn’t it make sense we take care of our loved ones’ financial security now, while we still have a […]

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Free Tickets to Home Buyer & Property Investor Show 2013 in Brisbane

by Chris Lang on May 26, 2013
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If you’re looking for a home in Brisbane, or even just thinking about buying one, whatever you do – don’t miss this show. I always complain very loudly about the lack of education for first home buyers. More often than not inexperienced people, literally blindfolded by lack of knowledge,  walk straight into complicated real estate […]

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Good-bye First Home Owners Grant (Vic)

by Chris Lang on May 17, 2013
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Have you heard? There will be no more First Home Owners Grant in Victoria for established houses. When the new legislation passes, from the 1st of July 2013 people purchasing their first (established) home won’t be receiving $7000 any more. For new houses and apartments’ buyers there is some good news though – they will […]

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5 Shattered Myths About the Contract of Sale

by Chris Lang on January 24, 2013
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First home buyers, having just embarked on their journey may find the process VERY confusing, and perhaps the most confusing thing of all is the Contract of Sale. It’s surrounded by some potentially dangerous myths which we are going shatter in a moment! Myth #1 – “You are just making an offer” The Contract of […]

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Exchanged contracts? Get insurance!

by Chris Lang on November 8, 2012
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When your offer has been accepted and the contracts have been exchanged, it is so tempting to finally relax. You deserve it – you’ve worked hard, searched and found the right house, negotiated a great price and feel kind of proud of yourself and exhausted at the same time. Sorry, the celebration will have to […]

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