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Home buying guides

If you’re in the market for a new home, here’s the place where you can brush up on all the must-know financial lingo and home buying essentials in one place. You can read these guides one by one and become a home buying guru or jump to a topic that best suits your home buying questions and needs.

How to get a home loan

How to get a home loan

You’ve probably heard that the key to landing your first home is taking out a mortgage but what exactly is the process and how can you find the best home loan deal for you?

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Is Spring really your property season?

Is Spring really your property season?

We’ve all heard the advice and read the headlines about how property dreams are made in spring. It’s supposedly the best time of the year to sell and buy, but depending on your circumstances, that may not be entirely true. If you’re about to take the step towards buying or selling your home but you’re still unsure if it’s the right move for you, a good old pro and con list can help you.

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Old vs new - what type of property should you go for?

Old vs new - what type of property should you go for?

Hmmm, let’s see. Do you go for old world charm, or new and fancy? Is it an historical beauty with unending character you’re after, or fresh, clean corners for the uncluttered lifestyle you crave? It’s hard when you’re torn between two worlds and have a soft spot for both, but in the end you’ve got to choose. Then again, if you purchase the federation style you’ve loved forever, you could always put some cashola aside to renovate as you please. Style combo here we come! It’s vintage chic, dontcha know?

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Sealing the home loan deal

Sealing the home loan deal

That moment when the real estate agent hands over the keys to your new property is priceless. But before you get to the final approval stage and land yourself a standout home loan deal, there are a few things you’ll need to do.

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The 5 must-do building checks

The 5 must-do building checks

So you’ve scoured the postcode of your dreams and inspected what seems to be an unending amount of properties to come to the end of the road. House after house, hour after hour. And finally, a place you can soon call home.

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Tips for buying at auction

Tips for buying at auction

We’re so excited for you. You’ve finally found the house of your dreams! It has a gorgeous fruit bearing apple tree in the garden, marble kitchen bench top and stain-glass windows you’ve always wanted. But what are you doing going to the auction with an empty bank balance? We’ve got enough tips and traps to tell you, enough to fill up a pantry anyway. Read on to see how you can better arm yourself before going to auction.

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Why buying your home beats renting

Why buying your home beats renting

Do you want to purchase a property for living? Or would you buy it as an investment instead? Owner-occupier works really well if you have a dual income household with one of you earning more than the average salary. But if you’re a single income household, or dual income both with average salaries, your attitude toward buying vs renting may vary. Let’s have a closer look:

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