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Which method of selling your home is right for you?

In the March Quarter of 2016, 92 per cent of Aussies who sold made a capital gain on their house, according to CoreLogic RP Data. So if you’re considering selling, it’s imperative that you know exactly what you’re doing to ensure you are amongst the 92 per cent, and not the unfortunate eight. Knowing the methods of […]

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A quick resident’s guide to purchasing an old home

The Australian home ownership dream often features a detached character villa and a few hundred square metres of lush lawn. In fact, a recent study by Grattan Institute found almost 70 per cent of Australians think a residence being detached is one of the most important features when buying. When purchasing such a building, there’s a […]

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Is Australia still affordable for first home buyers?

When you’re a young Australian looking to utilise your first home loan to its fullest, it’s all about affordability. Considering the huge value gains that some cities in Australia have seen over the last year, you would be forgiven for thinking there aren’t any affordable places left in the country. However, don’t let the news […]

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3 things to keep in mind when renovating an apartment

Whether you live in an apartment yourself and are refinancing for some new features, or own one as an investment property and are keen to squeeze some more value out of your real estate, you might be considering some major renovations. These kinds of upgrades can add a significant sum to the price tag or […]

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Congratulations Gavin Tandon – MFAA Excellence Awards – NAB Newcomer of the Year Award (QLD) winner

NAB Newcomer of the Year Award winner , Gavin Tandon and his wife at the MFAA Excellence Awards held recently in Brisbane.  Congratulations to Smartline’s Gavin Tandon who was named NAB Newcomer of the Year for QLD at the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Excellence Awards held in Brisbane recently. Presented to members of the MFAA who display exceptional practice […]

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What are City Deals and why do they matter for your home loan?

If you’ve been keeping up with news in the housing sector, you may have heard about the recent City Deals that have been announced by the Federal Government. It might not seem all that different from the current planning process to the uninitiated, but in reality this new direction could have a major impact on […]

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3 questions that first home buyers need to ask themselves

If you’re a first home buyer, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the property market. There will be all sorts of questions running through your head at this point, but here are three you should be putting at the very top of your FAQ! Have you ticked off all these boxes? […]

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Client stories:

Going green wasn’t an optional extra for the Nieuwenhuis’, it was an integral element of their property investment strategy. ‘I’ve always had a passion to live more green,’ says Dee. ‘I have faith in the fact that we will have to go that way eventually – so the sooner the better. I thought that green […] read more
Using the equity they had built up in their family home, Neville and Christine Lewis started investing in property in the early 1990s as a strategy to help fund their retirement. Working closely with their Smartline Adviser Tony Leggett, Neville and Christine started investing in property in the early 1990s. Taking a sensible approach to […] read more
Kerry and Scott joke that their Smartline Adviser knows more about their finances than they do. Over the past 11 years Smartline has helped Kerry Simpson and Scott Wright buy their first unit, upgrade and invest in other properties and start a share portfolio. As a result, they now live in a home that is […] read more

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