There’s always plenty happening in the Australian property market. Check out the latest trends and property tips here.


There’s always plenty happening in the Australian property market. Check out the latest trends and property tips here.

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Established home vs new build? The pros and cons

Buying a brand new vs established home - which is the best way to go?

Existing home or a new build? What is there to consider in making a decision? Is it just a matter of personal preference or are there other things to consider? 

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How to prepare for your home loan application

Looking to borrow for your first or next home?

Whether you’re just starting out on your property search, or you’re getting ready to buy, applying for a home loan can sometimes feel a little daunting. But with a bit of guidance and the right preparation, you could be moving into your home sweet home before you know it.

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Understanding package home loans

See whether a package home loan could be right for you

Find out more about package home loans and some of the common benefits.

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Applying for a home loan: how to give yourself the best chance

Boost your chances of home loan approval

Things you can do to give yourself the best chance of getting the green light on your home loan!

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Good financial habits for a good credit score

What a credit score is and why you should know about it!

Building good financial habits will help you boost your borrowing power.

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Should I get solar installed in my new home?

The pros and cons of installing solar in your home

Solar powered energy is more sustainable than traditional power, but what are some of the other things to consider when it comes to solar?

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Borrowing to build your dream home

Looking to build your dream home? Get the low down on construction loans here.

Find out more about the ins and outs of construction loans and borrowing to build.

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How much you do you really need for a house deposit?

Get the lowdown on how much you actually need for your first home.

Saving for your first home? Find out how much deposit is really enough.

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Are you eligible for these first home buyer schemes?

An overview of incentives assisting essential workers get on the property ladder.

Getting your foot on the property ladder can be tough – but the good news is help is available!

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Tips to help you save for your first home

Build your deposit and put your own financial goals in motion.

Smash your savings goals and buy your first home sooner rather than later!

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Renting vs Buying – the Pros and Cons

Should I rent or buy? In our article we settle the debate once and for all

Paying rent is ‘dead money’ right? Not always. Get the low down on the pros and cons of renting vs buying and what’s the best bet for you!

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What is the difference between offset and redraw?

Looking to shave years off your home loan? One of these two handy features might be the answer to your prayers!

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Step-by-step guide to buying property

Guiding you on your mission to home ownership

There is a lot to think about when buying a home. To reduce the stress involved in the buying process we’re here to break everything down for you.

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Understanding your home loan

Helping you to find the home loan that fits your needs

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions in a lifetime, so we are here to make things easier for you, by explaining home loan products and their key features.

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Helping you understand Lenders Mortgage Insurance

Home ownership without a substantial deposit is a huge challenge

We’re here to help you grapple with the prospect of home ownership without a substantial deposit.

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Home buying myths

There are several misconceptions surrounding the purchasing process

We've compiled a list of some of the most common home buying myths to help home buyers understand the market better.

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Alternative ways Australians are affording property

We take a look at alternative ways to enter the property market

With Australian housing prices rising higher in our capital cities, we have put together some tips on how to make your entrance into the property market.

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Comparison rates 101

Learn all you need to know about comparison rates

Tips to better understand interest and comparison rates when shopping for your home loan.

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Understanding gifted home loan deposits vs. guarantors

Which one is right for you?

Consider whether a gifted home loan deposit or guarantor loan is best for your situation.

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Lenders Mortgage Insurance: 5 things to consider

Imagine buying your first home without a 20% deposit.

Imagine buying your first home without a substantial deposit. With Lenders Mortgage Insurance this could be your reality!

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A happy pair of first home buyers lounge on the couch and smile at each other. 5 must read tips for first home buyers.

5 must read tips for first home buyers

We’ve created some tips to help you buy with ease

Read these tips to ensure you not only choose the right property for you, but go through the home buying process as smoothly as possible.

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Rent or buy?

Is the great Australian dream still within reach?

Discover the best option for you in the current financial climate.

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How much deposit do you really need

Should it be 10%, 15%, 20%?

The choice is largely up to you, but the amount you choose to pay upfront can affect additional fees and how much interest you pay over the life of your loan.

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First time home buyers’ checklist

Navigating property ownership can be daunting

Set yourself up for success by having a good understanding of the buying process and what you need to secure the right home loan for your needs.

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The shifting Australian housing market

Where to from here?

Free falling – or floating – what does a shifting housing market mean for you?

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Tips for bidding at auctions

Auctions can be intimidating, even for experienced property buyers

If the thought of bidding at an auction fills you with dread, follow our tips and brush up your bargaining skills—you just might end up with your dream home.

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Sprucing up your property for a spring sale

Thinking of selling your home?

Spring is considered one of the most favourable times to put your house on the market. We’ve put together a list of ideas to help you close the sale.

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When big isn't best

Why Australians are building smaller homes

There’s a new movement taking Australia by storm and it’s not a fad diet or dance craze. The popularity of small homes and tiny houses is growing, and there’s very good reason.

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Going, going, gone

Could Australia be heading for a sub-prime mortgage crisis?

Nearly 52,000 Australian households are at risk of defaulting on their mortgages in the next 12 months and one in four home owners is experiencing home loan stress, a data analyst report says.

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Six of the best: Shipping container redesigns

Sustainability gets edgy

If these designs are anything to go by, the world needs more re-purposed shipping containers. Beyond the cool of ultra-modern container houses, portable homes, backyard studios and bars, are these hip, eco-friendly projects.

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The trouble with Airbnb

Are short-term holiday stays driving residential prices sky-high?

Airbnb has changed the way we holiday. It’s also changed the way we invest in property with more Australians leveraging the lucrative returns of a short-term Airbnb rental over more traditional tenancies.

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