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4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts
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4 in 5 hopeful buyers don’t understand key financial concepts

While most Australians dream of owning their own home, the majority of hopeful homeowners admit they don’t fully understand how home loans or mortgage rates work. That’s why we make it our mission to enlighten you during your home buying journey.
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“Tide turning on interest rates”: CBA hikes fixed rates
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“Tide turning on interest rates”: CBA hikes fixed rates

Australia’s biggest bank has hiked its three-year fixed rate for owner-occupiers in a further sign that “the tide is turning on interest rates”. So if you’ve been thinking about fixing your interest rate, it could be high time to do so.
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Want to switch home loans? Here are ASIC’s top tips for refinancing
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Want to switch home loans? Here are ASIC’s top tips for refinancing

With interest rates at record low levels, we’ve seen a big increase in homeowners wanting to refinance this year. So this week we’ll look at some of ASIC’s top tips for refinancing, plus some of our own for good measure.
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Single parents and first home buyers get big budget boost
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Single parents and first home buyers get big budget boost

Single parents saving for a property and first home buyers are the big winners from this year’s federal budget. Today we’ll break down the three schemes that will help them crack the property market sooner.
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Is it cheaper to buy or rent your next home? You might be surprised
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Is it cheaper to buy or rent your next home? You might be surprised

While it might feel like property prices are skyrocketing out of reach, the majority of Australian homes are actually cheaper...
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Has the housing market’s latest record-breaking run peaked?
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Has the housing market’s latest record-breaking run peaked?

Property prices climbed at a breathtaking pace in early 2021, which has been good news for homeowners and heartbreaking for house hunters. However, there are seven key signs that the pace of capital gains has peaked, says CoreLogic.
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HomeBuilder extension gives applicants extra 12 months to start building
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HomeBuilder extension gives applicants extra 12 months to start building

Tens of thousands of HomeBuilder applicants around the nation can breathe a sigh of relief after the federal government extended the construction commencement requirement from six months to 18 months.
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How long do you have to snap up a property in the current market?
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How long do you have to snap up a property in the current market?

You open up the real estate app on your phone, scroll through a few listings, and then there it is: the home of your dreams, ‘added 1 hour ago’. So just how long do you typically have to act in this hot market?
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Fixed mortgage rates set to rise in coming months: experts
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Fixed mortgage rates set to rise in coming months: experts

House prices could jump 17% in 2021 and mortgage rates are set to rise much sooner than expected, ANZ Bank has tipped.
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How do you compare: how much of your pay goes to your mortgage?
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How do you compare: how much of your pay goes to your mortgage?

The property market is going through a boom phase, which means housing affordability is getting tougher. So how much does...
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7 ways to make your property more attractive to potential buyers
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7 ways to make your property more attractive to potential buyers

Did you know more than a third of Australian homeowners are considering putting their property up for sale so they...
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Boom time: Australian home values surging at fastest pace in 17 years
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Boom time: Australian home values surging at fastest pace in 17 years

It’s official: Australia’s housing market is in the midst of a broad-based boom, with the national home value surging 2.1%...
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Back up for grabs: 1800 first home buyer scheme spots reissued
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Back up for grabs: 1800 first home buyer scheme spots reissued

Great news just in for first home buyers: the Australian government will reissue 1800 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS)...
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Record-breaking: 5 big property trends in 2021
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Record-breaking: 5 big property trends in 2021

After a bumpy 2020, 2021 is already rewriting the record books. From property prices, to interest rates, to refinancing –...
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MISSED OUT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S INITIAL FIRST HOME LOAN GUARANTEE SCHEME?
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MISSED OUT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S INITIAL FIRST HOME LOAN GUARANTEE SCHEME?

Missed out on the Government’s initial First Home Loan Guarantee Scheme? Great News – if you act quickly. The Commonwealth...
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How did your suburb fare during the COVID-19 crisis?
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How did your suburb fare during the COVID-19 crisis?

When coronavirus broke out across Australia, doomsday reports tipped the property market could fall as far as 30% across the...
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House prices projected to jump 30% in three years: RBA
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House prices projected to jump 30% in three years: RBA

It’s the document that was never meant to see the light of day. But a Freedom of Information request reveals...
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What are Australia’s most popular vehicles? The 2020 results are in
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What are Australia’s most popular vehicles? The 2020 results are in

Long gone are the days of Holden vs Ford. These days it’s all about the SUV vs the great Australian ute. So which vehicle type topped the list in 2020?
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Season’s Greetings! Bring on 2021!
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Season’s Greetings! Bring on 2021!

To all our wonderful clients: this has been a year like no other, so we can only hope that you’re treated to a relaxing time with family and friends this festive season.
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Love thy neighbour: how to protect your home these summer holidays
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Love thy neighbour: how to protect your home these summer holidays

How comfortable do you feel leaving your home unattended when you go on holidays? Turns out that those who know their neighbours best have more peace of mind.
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