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How to choose a mortgage broker: 5 questions to ask

Most people would be surprised at the difference a good mortgage broker can make when they negotiate for a property. They can make or break a deal. So knowing how to choose a mortgage broker is something you need to come to grips with at the start of your property buying process. Let me give you […]

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How to survive buying a home with a partner

Buying a home is often a challenge because it can be really difficult to work out what to compromise on. Nearly every property brief needs development and every buyer needs to come to terms with the realities of what their money will buy them. When buying a home with a partner this problem is magnified! […]

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14 Reasons to Think Twice Before Buying a Holiday Home

Real estate in coastal and rural areas surrounding Sydney has enjoyed price rises in recent years on the coat-tails of a booming capital city market. This is due in part to a resurgence of the desirability of weekenders. Buying a holiday home is a bit of a romantic endeavour, so if you are thinking of […]

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Should you buy first or sell first?

Let’s face it, buying and selling real estate are both stressful exercises. Especially when you add into the equation the dilemma of whether to sell your existing home before you buy your new one or vice-versa. There is a simple principle to use when deciding whether to buy first or sell first, but there’s a […]

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How to decide the best time to sell your home and avoid being homeless

January/February is a busy time in the real estate world as people have had time over the Xmas holidays to reflect on the changes they want to make in their lives. So much of our personal happiness seems to rest on where we live and what we live in. And who we live with is […]

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How to Make the Most of your Borrowing Power When Every Dollar Counts

Over the past year we have seen the Australian lending landscape change for property buyers. APRA restrictions have been making it increasingly difficult for investors to access funds and this has now had a flow on effect to owner occupiers. Banks and other lenders are scrutinizing all applications and this means that expenses we didn’t […]

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Expat property buyers: how to overcome your 10 most costly challenges

At any given time there are many expats buying property in Sydney and they do so for a variety of reasons. They may be planning to buy a future home to live in when they return in a few years, or they may simply want a foothold in the Sydney market so they don’t get […]

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How a good mortgage broker can save you more than money

What does a mortgage broker do and why use one instead of going directly to a bank? Gaining access to an experienced mortgage broker is an invaluable resource when purchasing a property. The broker will assess your financial situation and has access to a much wider range of loans than any single institution can offer […]

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