Month: May 2017

Life stages and property, part 2: Your 40s and 50s

Australians face varying financial challenges at different stages of their lives. Your relationship with your biggest investment – your home – changes over time as well. When you’re in your twenties and thirties, you’ll be focused on saving up for your first property. By the time you reach middle age, you’ll likely own your own […]

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How can you help your kids with their mortgage?

As Australian property values increase, many first home buyers are turning to “The Bank of Mum and Dad” for help with purchasing their first property. Whether you have adult children on the brink of moving out, or have a young brood who won’t be buying property for another couple of decades, it’s understandable that you’d […]

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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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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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Tips for buying off the plan

With so many homes on offer, deciding on just one can be a challenge when you’re taking out your first home loan. From townhouses to cottages, to inner-city apartments, the property market is your oyster – but have you considered a house that hasn’t actually been built yet? This is known as buying off the plan […]

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