Category Archives: Property Tips

Should you use an offset account?

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 23rd, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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An offset account is a powerful home loan feature that could help you save thousands of dollars and see you paying off your home loan sooner. What is an offset account? An offset account is a transactional account that is connected to your mortgage. The funds in the account are subtracted from the balance remaining […]

Tenants moving out? What to do before new tenants move in

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 18th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Between tenancies is an ideal time to inspect your investment property and carry out any tasks required to keep the property in optimal condition. Some investors choose to use the time between tenancies to undergo renovations and make improvements that will help lift the properties value and increase rental returns. Even if you’re not improving […]

What attributes to look for in a family home?

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 16th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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People require different things from their homes at different stages of their lives. When people are young and carefree they may be mostly concerned with finding a home that is affordable or convenient to their work or lifestyle hubs. As people grow and add to their family however, they may look for a place that […]

What should I do if my home is too noisy?

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 11th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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While many of us want our homes to be a quiet oasis, we aren’t all so lucky. Some people live on busy streets, or can hear train or airport noise nearby, while others just want to block out the sounds of their neighbour’s daily chatter. Luckily, exterior noise isn’t something that people need to put […]

5 common financial mistakes you can easily avoid

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 5th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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We all hope to be financially secure in the future, but it is all too easy to fall victim to small errors of judgement that can lead to long-term monetary losses. While sometimes we need to learn from our own mistakes, it is much easier (and better for our wallets) if we can learn from […]

How paying extra can help you save on your mortgage

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 3rd, 2018 in Property Tips | 1 Comment
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With the official cash rate currently sitting at an all-time low of 1.5 per cent, there’s never been a better time to get ahead on mortgage repayments. The best thing that borrowers can do is to make extra payments whenever and however they can. Every payment made now can have a huge ripple affect that […]

Why you should consider buying an apartment

Posted by Terry Hansen on March 28th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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With capital city housing prices now seemingly out of reach for the average Australian, many are looking at alternative property gateways. Apartments are a popular choice, and while some may prefer the traditional option of a quarter block and white picket fence, there are many benefits of owning and living in an apartment over a […]

5 unexpected ways to add value to your home

Posted by Terry Hansen on March 19th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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There are many tried and true methods to add value to your home. Kitchen renovations, a fresh paint job and spruced up bathrooms are all ways to help make a home more appealing, but there are many other value adding methods that homeowners may not have thought of. Here are just a few: – Jazz […]

Making property flip in your favour

Posted by Terry Hansen on March 14th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Thanks to reality television shows and an active property market, many people are trying their hands at property flipping, but it’s not as easy as it seems. Property flipping can be risky, and if you don’t do your research and prepare yourself for the hard work in front of you then you might be headed […]

Should you pay attention to median property prices?

Posted by Terry Hansen on March 12th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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A lot of buyers and sellers look to median property prices to find out how an area is performing – but do they provide the complete picture? What is a median property price? A median property price is essentially the middle sale figure of all properties (including houses/units etc.) sold over a set period of […]

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