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Buying your first home is an exciting time! But like any first-timer, it is also easy to make mistakes. As mortgage brokers, we're dedicated to helping you have a smooth, and even enjoyable, time throughout the home buying and settlement process. Here are 4 common traps that you should look...

Australians love investing in property, and it’s no wonder why. The property market offers a myriad of opportunities to potentially grow wealth, irrespective of one’s professional background or skillset. However, there are certain habits that successful property investors often have in common. Let’s take a look....

Buying property at auction can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. But careful planning can make the process a whole lot easier. Here are our top tips for nailing the bidding experience and maximising your chances of success on the day....

Australians love investing in property, and it’s no wonder why. The property market offers a myriad of opportunities to potentially grow wealth, irrespective of one’s professional background or skillset. However, there are certain habits that successful property investors often have in common. Let’s take a look....

Spring is generally the busiest time of year in the Australian property market, and this season could be a ripper. In recent months, we’ve seen ongoing signs of improving market conditions, driven by a Coalition federal election win, interest rate cuts and a softening of lending restrictions. And it’s clear that...

Rentvesting has become increasingly popular in recent times. Last year, research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) found that one third of first-time buyers opted to become ‘rentvestors’, rather than homeowners. Here’s what you need to know before deciding whether rentvesting is right for you. But first, let’s look at an...

In Australia, it’s possible for just about anyone with a deposit to invest in property, whether you are a low-income earner on a tight budget, or a well-off executive with loads of disposable income....

Asking prices give buyers a guide as to what they can expect to pay for a property at auction. But if you’re a strong negotiator, and depending on the vendor, you could wipe a healthy sum off that number.   Negotiating isn’t that dissimilar from playing a game – it involves reading...

  With so many loan options and an increasingly complex market, it can be hard to pick the right loan for your needs. There are many different factors to consider when it comes to choosing loans. In this article, we outline the features you need to look out for when comparing...

  A number of myths and misconceptions that keep coming up about mortgages.   1. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU PAY YOUR LOAN MONTHLY OR FORTNIGHTLY False: A 30-year, $350,000 loan on a 4.74% interest rate, would equal monthly repayments of $1,823.66. If you paid half ($911.83) fortnightly, the loan term would be 25 years...