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Asbestos in your home? Know the risks

One in three homes in Australia contains asbestos. In fact, the majority of homes built or renovated before 1987 have asbestos somewhere, either inside the house, or surrounding the house. Asbestos sounds like a bad word. But what is exactly is it, and what are the risks? What is asbestos? Asbestos refers to microscopic, naturally […]

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Congratulations Gavin Tandon – MFAA Excellence Awards – NAB Newcomer of the Year Award (QLD) winner

NAB Newcomer of the Year Award winner , Gavin Tandon and his wife at the MFAA Excellence Awards held recently in Brisbane.  Congratulations to Smartline’s Gavin Tandon who was named NAB Newcomer of the Year for QLD at the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Excellence Awards held in Brisbane recently. Presented to members of the MFAA who display exceptional practice […]

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Congratulations Cathy Anderson – Broker of the Year (SA)

The team from Smartline Blackwood at the Better Business Summit Awards and Cathy on-stage accepting her award.  Congratulations to Cathy Anderson of Smartline Blackwood who was named Broker of the Year for SA at The Adviser Better Business Summit Awards held in Adelaide recently. These prestigions  Awards recognise South Australia’s leading mortgage professionals. Cathy also took […]

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Congratulations Ian Simpson – Best Regional Broker NSW

Congratulations to Ian Simpson of Smartline Mudgee who took out the award for the Best Regional Broker Award for NSW at The Adviser Better Business Summit Awards held in Sydney recently. Smartline Balmain was also honoured as a finalist in the Best Branded Office Award. Over 500 people gathered at Sydney’s Sofitel ballroom to recognise […]

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What Does a Mortgage Broker Do?

A mortgage broker is the “go between” for a borrower and finds the right loan from all the lenders. The individual service is dependent on your individual needs….do you need to leverage off the brokers Experience, or leverage off the Convenience, or is it all about the interest rate? Expertise: Most successful property investors use […]

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Using the summer heat to boost your property value

Hot days, balmy nights, swimming in the water and barbecues with friends; summer has a lot going for it. But those gorgeous bright days can also bring stifling heat, extra costs for air conditioning and plenty of insects. The hot months can be horrible and lovely all at the same time, but many people forget that a […]

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2015: A year in review

Now that Christmas and the New Year’s rush of speculation and last-minute trades are over, we can finally look back on 2015 and consider what kind of year it was for the Australian property market. According to CoreLogic RP Data, the total value of residential property reached $6.3 trillion in 2015, rising from $5.7 trillion in […]

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Client stories

Dee and Henry Nieuwenhuis

Going green wasn’t an optional extra for the Nieuwenhuis', it was an integral element of their property investment strategy....

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Ivan Marsic and Tanja Brinkman

When Ivan Marsic and his wife Tanja Brinkman decided they wanted to knock down their house and build a duplex, they didn’t...

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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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