Category: Real Estate Market

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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 are the most exciting trends in modern homes?

The things that Australians expect from their homes are changing every day. Once we were concerned only with the size of our yard, the straightness of our fences and the number of rooms we had for visitors. Nowadays the criteria are more complex and diverse. You may want to be make your home safer using […]

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Which method of selling your home is right for you?

In the March Quarter of 2016, 92 per cent of Aussies who sold made a capital gain on their house, according to CoreLogic RP Data. So if you’re considering selling, it’s imperative that you know exactly what you’re doing to ensure you are amongst the 92 per cent, and not the unfortunate eight. Knowing the methods of […]

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A quick resident’s guide to purchasing an old home

The Australian home ownership dream often features a detached character villa and a few hundred square metres of lush lawn. In fact, a recent study by Grattan Institute found almost 70 per cent of Australians think a residence being detached is one of the most important features when buying. When purchasing such a building, there’s a […]

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What does failing to inspect a property really cost?

Nobody wants to end up accidentally buying a home that doesn’t live up to expectations. It would be incredibly frustrating to use your home loan on a property that then ends up requiring even more capital to bring up to standard. However, people across Australia still continue to sign off on sales without doing their […]

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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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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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Elly and Nic Marie

It was Christmas Eve 2015 and Elly Marie and her husband Nic were busy with their new baby and planning their upcoming wedding in...

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