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Costs to buy home

Costs of purchasing a home

You’re trawling real estate sites, and popping into open houses every Saturday. You’ve done your calculations, spoken to your mortgage adviser, and know roughly what you can afford to spend on your first home. The advertised price of the property, though, is only one expense to consider when buying your first home. So that you […]

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5 ways to save your mortgage deposit faster

Are you wondering how you’ll be able to scrape together a deposit for your first home? What with rent, bills, other expenses and any debts you’ve accumulated, it can be hard to imagine ever getting together the amount needed to secure your first property. However, if you begin implementing some simple saving strategies, you’ll be able […]

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What is lenders’ mortgage insurance?

There are numerous costs involved in taking out a home loan. Lenders’ mortgage insurance (LMI) is one fee associated with home loans that won’t apply to every home buyer, but it’s important to know about it if you’re considering taking out a home loan in the near future. What is lenders’ mortgage insurance? LMI is insurance that is […]

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Why get advice from a mortgage broker?

If the advice of a mortgage broker wasn’t needed, Smartline wouldn’t exist. But, we do exist – and for a few very good reasons. Expertise Your mortgage broker needs to be up-to-speed with lenders’ ever-changing policies – not only where to find the best deals but which lender will accommodate your unique personal circumstances. Package […]

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Client stories

Belinda Fellows

Having a great mortgage broker can really help ease the stress and strain that comes with buying a property – particularly when...

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Linda and Trevor Friend

Linda and her husband Trevor had their mortgage with one of major banks for years. With rates going down steadily, the time had...

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Ivan Marsic and Tanja Brinkman

When Ivan Marsic and his wife Tanja Brinkman decided they wanted to knock down their house and build a duplex, they didn’t...

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