Category: Moving

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4 reasons location is important for your new home

There is a lot to think about when choosing your new home. Brick or timber. Backyard space. House size. Number of bathrooms. You get the picture. But how important is location? Here are 4 things to consider when deciding where you will buy. House prices The location of your next home will naturally determine how […]

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Preparing your home for sale

Planning to be on the move in little while? If you’re thinking of upsizing – or downsizing – then you face the big task of preparing your home for sale. The typical capital city house owner moves every 10.5 years, while unit dwellers up sticks every 8.4 years, according to 2015 research from Core Logic. […]

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Relocating in retirement? 4 things to consider before you decide

Reaching the end of your career brings many big decisions. One of those is where to live. Will you stay in your family home, or relocate? While moving might be a stress you are not interested in, now your working life is over, there are advantages to downsizing, or relocating to a quieter community. Here […]

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Which of Australia’s capital cities have the most affordable mortgages?

Affordability is about more than just the price of a house. Monthly mortgage repayments and house price-to-income ratios also dictate how affordable a property is. In this post, we compare the cost of a mortgage in Australia’s capital cities. What is the average price of a mortgage in Australian cities? At the end of June 2017, CoreLogic […]

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The nation’s capital is hot now!

While the average August temperature in Canberra is a mere 13.5 degrees Celsius, the property market could be heating up. CommSec’s latest State of the States report, which analyses indicators over eight key economic areas, shows us that the Australian Capital Territory has the highest home lending rates in the country. This is positive news […]

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Making the move to improve your well-being

Maybe the grass is greener on the other side. A recent report by the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Institute found that moving within Australia can lead to improved subjective well-being (SWB). The study followed 2,474 people between the ages of 25-60 for up to four years before and after their residential migration, defined […]

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Life changes, part 1: moving in together

Buying a home together is a major step in any relationship. In addition to the adjustments you’ll be making in your living situation, there will be big financial changes. In part one of this three part series on life changes, we look at the steps you’ll need to take before getting a home loan with the […]

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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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Client stories

Kerry Simpson and Scott Wright

Kerry and Scott joke that their Smartline Adviser knows more about their finances than they do. Over the past 11 years...

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Steve Moran and Andrea Bernard

Steve Moran and Andrea Bernard have always been focused on managing their money and maximising opportunities to grow their...

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Neville and Christine Lewis

Using the equity they had built up in their family home, Neville and Christine Lewis started investing in property in the early...

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