Category Archives: Property Tips

4 questions you might have about the current property market

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 25th, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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We’ve all been bombarded with conflicting news headlines this year, which can make it difficult for people to figure out what is true or not when it comes to how the property market is performing. It was only a short time ago that house prices were falling and economists were predicting dire times ahead for […]

Should I use the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme if I’m a first-time buyer?

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 18th, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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If you’re looking to buy your first home then no doubt you’ve heard about the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) by now. But for those who haven’t, it essentially allows first-home buyers the opportunity to get into the market with as little as a 5 per cent deposit, without the need to pay expensive […]

The RBA has cut rates – but are you paying less on your home loan?

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 9th, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Just when you thought rates couldn’t get any lower the Reserve Bank went and cut the official cash rate to a razor thin 0.10 per cent. But, as always, a drop in the official rate doesn’t necessarily mean that your home loan rate has lowered too. While a small cut in interest rates may not […]

Should you get pre-approval before home shopping?

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 21st, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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There are a lot of reasons to get onto the property ladder right now, but if you’re looking to make the jump then you’re going to want to ensure your finances are in order. Getting approved for a home loan can be a stressful and time consuming process and to take out the risk of […]

Why you should consider using a mortgage broker

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 2nd, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Finding the perfect home can be tricky, and oftentimes it can be just as challenging finding the perfect mortgage product to purchase it. Many homebuyers find the mortgage process a daunting experience. Hunting around for the right deal can be very time-consuming, and it can be difficult pulling everything together to make a successful application. […]

Tips for buying property in spring 2020

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 23rd, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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The spring selling market is usually the busiest time of the year in real estate, but will that still hold true in 2020? No doubt, like everything else this year, the spring property market is going to look a little different than usual, but that doesn’t mean that buyers won’t face their fair share of […]

5 things that will keep your reno costs down

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 16th, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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There’s no questioning that the right kind of renovations add significantly to a property’s value at sale time, but not everyone has a large chunk of cash to invest upfront. When you’re renovating to sell, every dollar counts. There’s no point spending money if it’s not going to help improve your property’s value so you […]

Easy home projects for those new to DIY

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 26th, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Want to roll up your sleeves and improve your property but aren’t sure if you have the skills or know-how? Home renovating often seems daunting, particularly if you haven’t dipped your feet in in the DIY world before, but you might be surprised at what you can achieve by completing a few simple tasks. The […]

Tips for breaking into the property market

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 20th, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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When it comes to working out the best time to buy a home the old adage ‘there’s no time like the present’ often rings true, and that certainly seems be the case for first home buyers right now. While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may cause some to hesitate, there is a unique opportunity on offer […]

Home staging – should you DIY or bring in the experts?

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 17th, 2020 in Property Tips | No Comments
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There’s no question that you should get your home in picture perfect condition before presenting it to the market, but styling a property for sale isn’t always as easy as it might seem. A lot depends on the current condition of your property and how well it presents inside. While it’s true that buyers aren’t […]

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