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Applications now open for $25,000 HomeBuilder grant in all states
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Applications now open for $25,000 HomeBuilder grant in all states

It’s been two months since HomeBuilder was first announced, and I’m sure many of us spent a bit of that time dreaming about an extra $25,000 to spend on a reno or new home. The good news is grant applications are now officially open.
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Property ranked as ‘best investment option right now’ by experts: survey
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Property ranked as ‘best investment option right now’ by experts: survey

You’ve heard the saying ‘safe as houses’, right? Well, it seems that old adage may ring true even in the current pandemic, with many of the nation’s top economic experts saying that’s where they’d put their money right now.
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The top ten Australian suburbs to buy in post-COVID-19
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The top ten Australian suburbs to buy in post-COVID-19

We’re all looking forward to things eventually getting back to normal, or at least the “new normal”. And while it’s not clear exactly what the “new normal” will look like in the property world, there are some promising early signs. 
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$1 lenders mortgage insurance for eligible first home buyers
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$1 lenders mortgage insurance for eligible first home buyers

You’ve probably heard something along the lines of ‘you need a 20% deposit to buy a home’, right? Well, not necessarily. Today we’ll look at two options available to eligible first home buyers, including a $1 lenders mortgage insurance offer that’s just been launched.
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How to smooth out your business’s insurance and workers comp premiums
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How to smooth out your business’s insurance and workers comp premiums

Getting a bill in the mail is never pleasant, but your annual insurance and workers compensation premiums can be particularly tough lump sums to swallow. There is, however, an affordable financing option that can limit the impact on your business’s cash flow. Let’s take a look.
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Homeowners refinancing in record-high numbers: explore your options
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Homeowners refinancing in record-high numbers: explore your options

Homeowners in record-high numbers are taking advantage of reduced interest rates and competitive refinancing offers. Are you ready to take the leap? 
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Want to buy your first home with a 5% deposit and save up to $10,000?⁣⁣
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Want to buy your first home with a 5% deposit and save up to $10,000?⁣⁣

On your marks, get set, go! The race is on for limited spots in the federal government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, which kicked off again on July 1.⁣⁣
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Final touches on $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme announced
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Final touches on $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme announced

The “crucial final touches” on the federal government’s $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme have been revealed. Will your build be eligible?
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Best Aussie suburbs to find a "renovator’s dream"
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Best Aussie suburbs to find a "renovator’s dream"

Most of us have at one time dreamed of discovering a hidden little gem and renovating it into the most enviable house on the street. With the $25,000 HomeBuilder grant, those dreams are closer to becoming a reality for many. But where to look?
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You might be closer to your first home deposit than you think
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You might be closer to your first home deposit than you think

You’ve probably heard the federal government is giving $25,000 grants to eligible Australians looking to build or substantially renovate their homes. Today we’ll look at what that means for first home buyers when combined with state and territory schemes.
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So, who’s eligible for the $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme?
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So, who’s eligible for the $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme?

You might have heard that the federal government will give eligible Australians $25,000 to build or substantially renovate homes as part of the new HomeBuilder scheme. Today we’ll look at who exactly can qualify for the initiative.
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First home loan deposit scheme reaches capacity (for now)
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First home loan deposit scheme reaches capacity (for now)

The 10,000 guarantees available via the new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme have been filled or reserved, but for those who missed out there’s a second chance coming soon in July.
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Goodbye stamp duty?
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Goodbye stamp duty?

The dreaded and controversial stamp duty tax could soon be a thing of the past, with calls for it to be abolished gaining momentum.
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Relief for SMEs: tardy paying companies given final notice
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Relief for SMEs: tardy paying companies given final notice

Promising news for SMEs this week: supply chain financing provider Greensill has given late-paying companies formal notice that it will ditch them if they continue to extend their payment terms beyond 30 days.
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Cash rate to remain at record-low level until 2023: experts
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Cash rate to remain at record-low level until 2023: experts

Here’s a bit of welcome news for mortgage holders: Australia’s record-low cash rate is likely to remain in place until 2023, according to leading economic and property experts.
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Wait, the bank can do that!?
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Wait, the bank can do that!?

Every now and then a bank does something that bucks the trend and takes customers by surprise. Today we’ll look at two cases that recently made national headlines and how you can reduce your chances of getting caught out.
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Bank loyalty can cost existing borrowers: ACCC report
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Bank loyalty can cost existing borrowers: ACCC report

Loyalty is an admiral trait when it comes to our friends, family and loved ones. But if you’re extending that virtue to the banks, then there’s a good chance it’s costing you thousands of dollars.
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Is now a good time to lock in a fixed rate?
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Is now a good time to lock in a fixed rate?

With interest rates at record low levels, today we’ll look at a question that many are asking: should I lock in a fixed rate home loan?
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The big questions we’re receiving from first home buyers
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The big questions we’re receiving from first home buyers

It’s fair to say it’s an unusual time to be a first home buyer. But there are still opportunities out there for those whose jobs haven’t been affected by COVID-19. 
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Need to pause your mortgage repayments? Here are the banks’ deferral policies
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Need to pause your mortgage repayments? Here are the banks’ deferral policies

This is one article we hope you never have to read. But if COVID-19 has impacted your income to the point where you may need to pause your mortgage repayments, then we’ve broken down the banks’ deferral policies for you.
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