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Buying inner city vs acreage - a comparison

Buying inner city vs acreage - a comparison

If COVID-19 has you thinking about making a tree change, here’s what you need to know about buying an acreage.

Home improvements to prepare for storm season

Home improvements to prepare for storm season

Most people don’t give much thought to their roof day to day, but in a storm, they’re usually one of the first parts of your house to cop some major damage.

How much does online spending impact your home loan application?

How much does online spending impact your home loan application?

Whether it’s a rare guilty pleasure or weekly occurrence, most of us love to online shop. But if you’re trying to get a home loan, online shopping may hold back your application.

How to budget for Christmas

How to budget for Christmas

The silly season is right around the corner and thanks to the dumpster fire that has been 2020, many of us will be tightening our purse strings a little more this year.

Should you buy a home with a 5% deposit?

Should you buy a home with a 5% deposit?

It’s a common misconception you can only buy a home if you have a 20% deposit. These days, you can get a home loan with as little as a 5% deposit! While this may sound like a no-brainer in theory, it may cost you more in the long run.

5 clever ways to save when buying a home

5 clever ways to save when buying a home

Saving up for a house is a daunting task. Unless you’re made of money or happen to win the lotto, chances are you’ll have to painstakingly scrimp and save for a few years to afford enough for that elusive 20% deposit.

Paying off your mortgage vs using an offset

Paying off your mortgage vs using an offset

Mortgages typically run from 25 to 30 years. Reducing the length of your loan can drastically reduce the amount of interest you pay, potentially saving you thousands. But is it more advantageous to pay off your mortgage or use an offset account?

Should you buy a townhouse?

Should you buy a townhouse?

With house prices in some capital cities out of reach for many buyers - particularly first home buyers - more Australians are considering alternative ways of living to achieve their homeownership dreams.

How to get more treat than trick with your home loan

How to get more treat than trick with your home loan

If you’re thinking about taking out a home loan or you’re refinancing, here are some treats and tricks to keep an eye out for.