Category: Property Updates

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Is spring the best time to buy property?

The frost on your windshield is getting a little thinner in the morning. Trees are slowly turning green again. There’s even a little warmth in the sun. It’s spring – a beautiful time of year when colours come back to nature and the temperature starts to increase before the glorious Australian summer begins. Lovely as […]

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Should you buy an apartment or a house?

When buying property and securing a home loan whether to buy an apartment or a house should be one of the first decisions you make. For some, the answer will be clear straight away, but for many the right choice will be a complete mystery. There’s several benefits to both types of home and neither option provides […]

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What is the best way to market your home for sale?

So you’ve finished your property search, found yourself a good home loan to pay for it, but you’ve still got one problem to deal with: your old home. While you may have plenty of fond memories of your  house, unfortunately this affection doesn’t transfer to people looking at buying your property. While it’s perfectly possible […]

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What kind of suburbs are perfect for first-time buyers?

There is an excellent environment for buyers taking out their first home loan in Australia right now. The market is slowing in the classic investment zones of Sydney and Melbourne, opening up these cities for new buyers, while housing finance is showing “strong growth”, according to the Property Council of Australia. The low interest rates […]

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NSW renters may want to consider buying instead

As the Sydney market begins to cool off, people who usually rent may be pricking their ears up at the mention of increased affordability. It’s true – Sydney has seen only a 0.51 per cent monthly value increase in January, compared to Melbourne’s 2.47 per cent increase, according to CoreLogic RP Data. If these growths […]

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The Circle of Money…and Why Our Property will Boom

Economists talk about the “multiplier effect” of money. In simple terms this is when a business gets paid, uses the money to pay employees, suppliers and tax, and then that money in turn is spent by the employees, suppliers and the government at other businesses who in turn use this to pay their employees, suppliers […]

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Residential property market set to stay strong

The residential property market shows no sign of slowing down, as CoreLogic RP Data’s Australian Residential Development Outlook Spring Edition has forecast continuing solid activity into 2016. It’s good news for people looking to increase their level of property investment, with the construction of a huge supply of new dwellings meaning there’s a bounty of […]

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Client stories

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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Udaya and Nita Lohani

With their family having outgrown the two-bedroom unit they had lived in for seven years, Udaya and Nita Lohani knew the time was...

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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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