Monthly Archives:February 2019

Why are borrowers leaving the banks for boutique lenders?

Posted by on 21 February 2019

Tighter lending standard introduced after the Royal Commission have put banks under the spotlight. This, as well as efforts by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to slow growth to investment lending, have made it difficult for borrowers to get a home loan. This crackdown is in place to reduce the likelihood of customers defaulting […]

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12 Essential investments for your first home

Posted by on 20 February 2019

It’s an exhilarating feeling, moving into your first home. One of the first things you might do is flip through an IKEA catalogue to see which sofa will look best in your spacious new living room. But then there are all those little (but nonetheless important) bits and bobs that tend to slip your mind. […]

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10 Ways To Revamp An Old House Without Losing Its Charm

Posted by on 19 February 2019

Charming old house vs. cutting-edge and modern: Do we really have to choose one over the other? Revamping an old house doesn’t mean you have to say farewell to its charm. You can still have all the character you first fell in love with, plus add contemporary finishes for a timeless yet modern look. Here […]

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Big Ideas for Small Bedrooms: 5 Design Tips You’ll Love

Posted by on 19 February 2019

You’re in love with the place, you’re all moved in and you’re happy in your new neighbourhood. There’s just one problem…your bedroom’s not big enough! Having a small bedroom can seem like the end of the world, but it really doesn’t have to be. The key is to think outside the box on ways you […]

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Building a Home: Should You Go Modular?

Posted by on 19 February 2019

Modular homes are growing in popularity. It’s been estimated that by 2027, 1 in 10 homes in Australia will be modular, which could change the face of the housing industry. Modular homes—also referred to as prefabricated homes—are not your traditional construction. They’re constructed in a factory, then the modules are delivered and joined up on […]

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Quick Tips: How to Sell Your House Quickly

Posted by on 19 February 2019

Do you need to sell your house, stat? Breathe. It is possible to sell your house quickly, without compromising on price. All it takes is some extra love and attention to prep your home before it goes on show. We’ll cover all the quick tips and big tricks you need to sell your house quickly. […]

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Home Loans: 10 Red Flags For Lenders

Posted by on 19 February 2019

If you’re about to embark on the wonderfully daunting journey of a home loan, we’ve got your back. Buying a property is exciting, but the hurdles you’re faced with before you even get the keys can turn buyers off. Want an approved home loan application? It helps to know what lenders are looking for. To […]

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Home value trends for 2019

Posted by on 19 February 2019

If you’re an Australian home owner, you might want to sit down for this one. Property value is on the move in 2019, but not in the direction you might have hoped. At this time last year, some economists were predicting an increase in 2018 housing prices, a forecast that proved incorrect. In fact, the […]

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How Do You Choose a Mortgage Lender?

Posted by on 19 February 2019

How do you choose a mortgage lender? First, you’ll need to take a look at what you want in a home loan. Ahead, we’ll give you tips on choosing a lender, as well as answer some common questions that arise during the borrowing process. Key Points Before you choose a lender, determine what you need […]

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Buying Your First Home: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by on 19 February 2019

Key Points Save up a deposit before shopping for homes and loans: ideally 20% of your intended purchase price. Consider your lifestyle and repayment method when finding a loan that’s best for you There are several government-run programs that assist first-time buyers in paying for their new home. Are you on the market for your […]

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