Category: Home Builders

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Record high for construction approvals

Monthly construction approvals reached the highest level on record in November last year, suggesting the popularity of construction loans may also be increasing. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal a 0.2 per cent month-on-month rise in the number of projects given the go ahead, although the Housing Industry Association (HIA) suggests […]

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Time to seek a construction loan in Melbourne?

If you’ve been on the fence about applying for a construction home loan in Melbourne for some time, then now could be the ideal chance to enter the market. Activity is currently booming across the city, giving investors the incentive they need to take the plunge. Data from the City of Melbourne’s Development Activity Monitor […]

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How do you pick the land when you get a construction loan?

More and more Australians seem to be getting homes constructed rather than buying new ones, according to recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data. In its Building Approvals figures for October 2014, it was noted that private sector house approvals increased by 12.7 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms over 12 months. In trend terms, this was […]

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Why buy a fixer upper with your home loan?

Property prices have risen right across Australia in the last two years, especially if you want a home loan to enter the Sydney or Melbourne markets. While expensive, the lifestyle on offer in these cities is just too attractive to make people look elsewhere for a home. One method of getting property that may work buying a […]

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