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Signs you could be closer to buying than you think

For some, owning a home has been portrayed through various media channels as a bridge too far however you may be closer to owning a property than you think.

Here are the key factors to consider if you wish to take the next step on your property journey:

Stable employment status

Buying a home and being granted …Read More

We’re having a baby…. Does this impact our ability to get a home loan?

Expecting a child whilst simultaneously applying for a home loan can be a tricky and confusing process to understand. The excitement of a new addition to any family brings challenging barriers in the eyes of lenders with several factors influencing the loan decision process. It is therefore important for applicants to be aware of certain …Read More

The property has passed in… What happens next?

With auction clearance rates dropping across the Australia’s capital cities, it is important to know what happens once a property is passed in. If a property goes to auction and doesn’t meet the reserve price then it is the duty of the auctioneer to ‘pass in’ the property. Typically, the auctioneer will give first rights …Read More

Optimism for first home buyers

After a challenging few years of competition and record-high housing prices, first home buyers (FHBs) are making a resurgence throughout early 2019. Taking advantage of the property slump and reduced competition, FHBs are now playing their part and getting their foot in the door bringing a fresh sense of optimism. With recent clearance rates hovering …Read More

Why is a Conveyancer important to your property purchase?

A conveyancer is a critical player to have on your side during your property purchase. They are the legal practitioner who plays the important role of managing all the contracts, settlement monies and government registrations.

Here is a snapshot of the important roles that they undertake to ensure that the purchase of property is a smooth …Read More

Financial Boot Camp – Preparing for your Home Loan

Applying for a home loan can be a frustrating and lengthy process, especially in an ever-increasing difficult credit market. With very cheap interest rates and more properties coming onto the market, 2021 has seen huge demand on a buyer front. This is providing many great opportunities to first home buyers who are ready with the …Read More

Who wins from Australia’s property market slump?

The changing landscape of Australian property has exposed some unfortunate losers however it is not bad news for all segments of the market.

Over the last 12 months, Melbourne and Sydney markets have seen a fall of 9.1% and 10.4% respectively from the previous record highs in mid 2018. Here are some groups that are the …Read More

What benefit does a Buyer’s Agent offer to my property search?

A buyer’s agent is a real estate professional who represents buyers in the purchasing of property. In the competitive Melbourne market, more prospective buyers are turning to Buyers Advocates to assist them in their search for the right property.

Top 3 Reasons to Use a Buyer’s Agent?

Knowledge of particular neighbourhoods

Buyer’s Agents are experts in researching …Read More

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