3 Tips for buying your first home

Mar 12, 2020 9:35:00 AM

Buying a home is for many Australians a rite of passage and a significant milestone. But it can also be an overwhelming process and incredibly challenging if you don’t know where to start. So that you can navigate the home buying process from start to finish, and make informed decisions along the way, we’ve compiled 3 useful tips for first home buyers.


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Topics: First Home, first home buyer, buying a house, Home Loan Advice, Buying a property in Australia

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme – will you qualify?

Dec 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Ahead of the Federal Election earlier this year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged government’s support to help first home buyers buy their own home with just a 5 per cent deposit. The First Home Loan Deposit scheme kicks off on 1 January 2020 offering up to 10,000 first home buyers each year the chance to buy a home. Will you qualify and what can you actually buy under the scheme?


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Topics: Home Ownership, first home buyer, Financial Advice, Home Loan Advice, Home Loan Application, First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Helping your kids buy a home

Oct 17, 2019 9:56:20 AM

With the rising cost of property across Australia, it’s not surprising that so many parents are stepping up to help their grown-up children buy property. In fact, it’s estimated that the “Bank of Mum and Dad” is one of the largest lenders when it comes to mortgage lending in Australia. If you’re considering helping your kids buy a home, here are a few ways that you as a parent can do that.


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Topics: first home buyer, Bank of mum and dad, Financial Advice, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice, Buying property in Australia, Australia Mortgage Broker

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Aug 15, 2019 5:17:01 PM

Saving a deposit for a mortgage is often the biggest hurdle for many first home buyers. Rising property prices in some areas in Australia means it can take years to save up enough of a deposit. Add to that the cost of Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) and it’s easy to see why so many first home buyers struggle to get a foot onto the property ladder. But that’s all about to change with a Government scheme aimed at helping more first home buyers.


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Topics: First Home Owner Grant, first home buyer, Financial Advice, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice, Australia Mortgage Broker, First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

A step-up for first-home buyers

May 22, 2019 9:39:23 AM

With the election results just in and the Coalition party having secured a majority government, there will be some changes ahead. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has introduced a new $500 million First Home Loan Deposit Scheme that will enable 10,000 first home buyers buy a home with only a five per cent deposit. Find out what you need to know as a first-home buyer.


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Topics: First Home, First Home Owner Grant, first home buyer, Mortgage Advice, First time homeowner, Australia Mortgage Broker, First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Advice for Young Property Investors

Aug 13, 2018 10:20:56 AM

Getting a foot onto the property ladder is certainly no easy feat, and it’s easy to see why many young people simply give up their dreams of home ownership. But the fact is, the rewards of property investment ultimately outweigh the effort. To help you get started in your property investment journey, here is our advice for young property investors.


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Topics: Finance Update, Mortgage Broker, Home Loan, First Home Owner Grant, first home buyer, finance health check, Australia Mortgage, Financial Advice, Home Loan Advice

First Home Buyer Initiatives

Mar 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM

More first home buyers are entering the Australian property market, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in November 2017, a likely result of a combination of factors including low interest rates, a softer market, better buying conditions as well as a number of State-led initiatives aimed at helping first home buyers. Take a look at some of these.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, First Home Owner Grant, first home buyer, mortgage rates, Mortgage Debt

Selling your property by auction

Nov 28, 2017 8:39:00 AM

Across Australia and New Zealand, auctions have become an increasingly popular means of selling property. One of the benefits of an auction is that it places a time limit on a sale, in turn generating a sense of urgency in buyers which often leads to a higher sale price. But auctions offer other benefits to sellers too. Take a look at what these are.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, first home buyer, property auction

Working with a mortgage broker

Oct 25, 2017 10:34:00 AM

In Australia, more than half of all home loans are written by mortgage brokers, while over 80 per cent of property investors choose to work with a mortgage broker, according to the September 2017 PIPA Annual Investor Sentiment Survey. Read on to find out how mortgage brokers are making a difference when it comes to securing the preferred home loan, and learn our tips for choosing a mortgage broker.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, first home buyer, buying property, Second Home, finance health check, mortgage stress

First home buyers on the increase

Oct 18, 2017 10:34:00 AM

Across Australia, first home buyers are returning to the property market, largely as a result of government policy intervention. We take a closer look at what government interventions are working, which states are doing something about housing affordability, and a reminder about the First Home Owners Grant: If you’re a first home buyer and you haven’t already accessed this, you could be missing out.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, first home buyer, buying property, Second Home, finance health check, mortgage stress