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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

Scott Micallef

Several years ago, Scott Micallef already had 9 investment properties and was looking to buy more. He had about $5 million worth...

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Fiona and Jamie Clifford

When young couple Fiona and Jamie decided to build their new home, they knew they could rely on Smartline Personal Mortgage...

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Belinda and Ashley Benson

Borrowing money can get awfully complicated and that’s where having the right mortgage broker made all the difference for...

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