Purchasing your first property is an exciting experience for all Australians. A place to finally call your home, where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want to. Of course, after a couple of years, it's common for people to feel like these properties just aren't fulfilling their needs anymore. 

Whether this comes from an expanding family, or following the kids leaving home or you simply feel like a change, many people automatically begin looking into the real estate market again to satisfy their desires. 

But this can be an extremely time consuming and expensive endeavour. There is another option that could help to turn your opinion of your home around: Performing home renovations. 

The benefits of renovating

One of the best things about undertaking a renovation is that you can have complete control over the development. Therefore, you can take this opportunity to turn your home into what you've always dreamed of. 

There's no need to shift out when you can simply make your home align with your wants and needs. Why take the chance of striking out with another property that fails to meet your requirements, when it can be easier to renovate your home? 

Saving money in the long run

Renovations can often be less expensive than taking out a new home loan for another property. This is especially true when you begin to factor in the various costs associated with purchasing real estate, such as stamp duty, insurances and other fees. You will also need to pay for relocation services when you move into your new home, which can be avoided if you choose to renovate instead. 

Furthermore, if you've been paying off your home loan for an extended period of time, it could even be possible to fund the renovation by accessing your property's equity. 

You can contact a Smartline Mortgage Adviser on 13 14 97 for home loan advice. Or complete our call request form and we'll call you!

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