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Congratulations on your decision to buy a house! But, before you buy that house you’ve been eyeing, make sure to check it thoroughly first. Don’t buy it immediately based on its curb appeal or the ‘emotional pull’ you’re feeling. Instead, consider using this home checklist as you assess a house during your initial walk-through. Before...
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Buying a home is a major financial decision. So, it’s crucial that you understand your financial responsibilities and what help is available to you – including your first home owner stamp duty concession. First Home Owner Stamp Duty Concession: How to Apply When purchasing a home on or after July 1, 2017, you may be...
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The prospect of buying your first home comes with a lot of feelings: trepidation, excitement, happiness, and just about every other expression on the emotional spectrum. At the very least, it can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, particularly for first home buyers who are afraid to make a lot of home buying mistakes. However,...
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Is this the first time you’re going on a home buying journey? Are you a first-time home buyer? Buying a home can be an exciting time. However, it can also be overwhelming; and understandably so, given that it’s probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort,...
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Finding the right house can really make a place feel like home. But, it isn’t just about the property itself – it’s also about the location. In the real estate world, agents talk about home location all the time and how it’s important for most people. There’s a reason for that: Location really does matter....
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Over 1 million Australians[1] are swapping their nine-to-five jobs for the freedom of self-employment, picking up work from a variety of freelance jobs – from designing websites to data entry jobs.  Self-employment can be rewarding from both a financial and lifestyle perspective. The downside comes when you want to purchase a home.  Getting a mortgage...
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Do you find mortgage and finance talk confusing? You’re not alone.  It’s very important to understand mortgage before choosing a home loan option that’s right for you. Here, you can learn more about how Australian mortgage works.    What is a Mortgage? First things first, what is a mortgage? A mortgage is a kind of...
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Getting a mortgage can be a confusing and overwhelming process, especially if you’ve never done it before. To make matters worse, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there to contend with. To that end, I’ve decided to set the record straight.  Below are three of the most common Australian mortgage myths. I’ve...
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Most first home buyers will need to obtain a mortgage, and this can seem like an overwhelming and scary process. However, when you are armed with the right knowledge, you can banish those fears.  With that in mind, I will be answering 5 mortgage FAQs.    Mortgage FAQs Listed below are some of the most...
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Are you wanting to buy your first home but struggling to put together the deposit? If so, you may need a  family guarantee home loan to purchase a property. In this article, I will be discussing everything you need to know about a family guarantee home loan.   What is a Family Guarantee? A guarantor...
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