Ready to buy property off the plan? Read this first

Buying property off the plan is exciting as it means you get to own a brand-new home, but make sure you know what’s involved. Start by asking these five questions: Do you know the risks? When buying an apartment, unit or house off the plan, you’re purchasing a promise. You can’t step into the future… Read more about Ready to buy property off the plan? Read this first

Treat your investment property like a business and your tenants like clients

It’s important to look after the tenants in your investment property – it encourages them to stay long term and take care of your property. So how can you keep your tenants happy? By treating your property like a business and your tenants like valued customers. The tenant as customer The rental market in most… Read more about Treat your investment property like a business and your tenants like clients

Five reasons to consider white-label loans

A white-label loan is essentially a home-branded loan, much like the home-branded products you see in the supermarket aisles. Like these products, white-label loans aim to deliver many of the same great features as bank-branded home loans, but for a lower cost to you the customer.  A trend seen in supermarkets over recent years has… Read more about Five reasons to consider white-label loans

The essential guide to first home buyer grants

As parents, we want the best for our children, particularly when they’re making a major purchase. When it comes to buying their first home, knowing what government assistance is available can make all the difference. Read on to learn about the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) in each state and territory. Watching your children buy… Read more about The essential guide to first home buyer grants

What to consider when buying a second property

Buying your own home remains the great Australian dream – and purchasing a second property may help you take your wealth further. Whether you’re building your property investment portfolio, buying a holiday house or supporting a family member, there are plenty of things to think about before you take that next step. Consider your cashflow… Read more about What to consider when buying a second property

The best apps to help you house hunt, 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… Read more about The best apps to help you house hunt, renovate and decorate

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… Read more about Money-saving SOS: Effective tips to help land that home loan

Navigating your first home loan application

Increase your chances of a fast approval with a well-prepared first home loan application. We show you how. Although applying for your first home loan may be the biggest financial decision you’ll make, it doesn’t need to be an overwhelming one. With the right preparation, a realistic understanding of your financial position and some professional… Read more about Navigating your first home loan application

Confused about home loan pre-approvals? Follow these four steps.

Ready to buy a property? You’ll need to show the seller you have enough money. For most people, this will mean getting a loan, and the first step to getting one is obtaining pre-approval for it. Pre-approval – also known as conditional approval or approval in principle – is an indication from a lender as… Read more about Confused about home loan pre-approvals? Follow these four steps.