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What do confident savers look like?

When you are looking at taking on your first home loan, one of the primary barriers you will have to overcome is achieving the capital required to put down a deposit. It can take a lot of saving, and some people find it extremely difficult to stick to their goals. Ultimately, however, if you want […]

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How can you stay satisfied with your home loan?

Home loans can take a very long time to pay off – about 30 years tends to be the industry standard. Plenty can change over that amount of time, and we aren’t just talking about the interest rate. You could decide that you aren’t happy with your current loan provider. A recent Roy Morgan poll, […]

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How can you minimise costs when moving home?

When you move home, it’s pretty likely the largest cost you incur will be on your home loan. After all, CoreLogic RP Data gives us a combined capital city median price of just under $730,000 for February – that’s going to be a significant chunk of change for your deposit. However, it’s always wise to try and […]

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What is the best way to market your home for sale?

So you’ve finished your property search, found yourself a good home loan to pay for it, but you’ve still got one problem to deal with: your old home. While you may have plenty of fond memories of your  house, unfortunately this affection doesn’t transfer to people looking at buying your property. While it’s perfectly possible […]

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Renovating your kitchen with refinancing capital

The kitchen is the focal point of many Australian homes. It’s not just for cooking dinner, but it is increasingly becoming a place for people to sit down, relax and talk to their family. This might be the reason why so many people wish for a better, more comfortable kitchen – in fact, the Housing […]

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Some cities are more premium than others

When you’re off house-hunting, you’ll know that a property in the city is going to need a muchmore significant home loan than one out in the country. You’ll also probably know that places like Sydney and Melbourne are going to be far more expensive. After all, CoreLogic RP Data reports that they recorded 9.5 per cent […]

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Congratulations Cathy Anderson – Broker of the Year (SA)

The team from Smartline Blackwood at the Better Business Summit Awards and Cathy on-stage accepting her award.  Congratulations to Cathy Anderson of Smartline Blackwood who was named Broker of the Year for SA at The Adviser Better Business Summit Awards held in Adelaide recently. These prestigions  Awards recognise South Australia’s leading mortgage professionals. Cathy also took […]

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Congratulations Ian Simpson – Best Regional Broker NSW

Congratulations to Ian Simpson of Smartline Mudgee who took out the award for the Best Regional Broker Award for NSW at The Adviser Better Business Summit Awards held in Sydney recently. Smartline Balmain was also honoured as a finalist in the Best Branded Office Award. Over 500 people gathered at Sydney’s Sofitel ballroom to recognise […]

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Client stories:

Dee-Henry-Niewenhuis
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
Smartline-Neville-Lewis
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-Scott
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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