Why brokers hold the keys to getting your foot in the property door

Getting a foot in the door of your dream home might be getting harder, but talking to a mortgage broker could get you the keys more quickly. Purchasing a property in today’s housing market is not for the faint-hearted. Would-be homebuyers have only to turn on their TV – or check Facebook or Twitter – for the latest [...]

Money-saving SOS: Effective tips to help land that home loan

Looking to enter the property market and worried about how you’re going to secure your first home loan? It’s time to start making your money work for you so you can land that loan. Qualifying for a home loan isn’t always an easy path. Aggressive interest rates, competition in the market and less than rigorous [...]

Fixed, variable, split – find the right fit for you

In Australia, there are a number of ways to structure your home loan repayments. Finding the best option may save you time and money on your mortgage. Here is some information to help you choose the repayment structure that works best for you. Variable rate loans Variable interest rate loans are all about flexibility. Essentially, [...]

How to beat the banks at their own game: use this home loan cheat sheet

WITH interest rates expected to head north this year — and the banks to follow suit — you’ll need to know to beat them at their own game. Online mortgage marketplace HashChing and independent consultancy Digital Finance Analytics have shared their top eight mortgage predictions for 2018. Here’s your very own home loan cheat sheet: [...]

How will the housing boom in Australia end?

There is no stopping the imminent end of the housing boom in Australia, as house prices in two of the biggest markets started trending downwards. In a commentary on the Guardian, industry expert Greg Jericho said the question now is not how much lower prices can go but, how suddenly the boom will end. Looking [...]

The best apps to help you househunt, renovate and decorate

These days finding the perfect location to buy a property – and some great options for decorating it – is as easy as flicking through your phone. This list of our favourite Australian location and decorating apps will help you both before and after you move in. Houzz Category: Interior design and renovation Buying a [...]

Ten questions to ask a mortgage broker

Using a mortgage broker to help you choose a home loan can save you considerable time and could result in huge savings. However, before you decide on a broker, you need to make sure they’re going to meet your needs. Here are some questions to ask. 1. How long have you been a mortgage broker? [...]

How to get the best from your builder

When building and renovating your home it’s important to select the right industry professionals to assist you. But once you’ve got the best people on board, how do you make sure you stay on good terms? We asked a builder, an architect and an interior designer for their tips on getting the best from your builder. Trust [...]

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Hard sell: The major factors that can hurt the sale of your property

Author: Rafael Niesten on Houzz When selling your home, it’s important to understand what things can negatively affect the value of your property. Read on to ensure you keep the value of your property as high as possible. Start to think about resale when you buy, not when you sell When buying a home or [...]

Can you improve your borrowing power? The seven key factors when applying for a loan

Queensland first homebuyers have more affordable property to choose from but they still need to have their financial ducks in a row when applying for a home loan. So, with lending restrictions still in play, how do homebuyers of any description improve their borrowing power. Mortgage Choice CEO John Flavell said would-be buyers must understand [...]

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