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What is a property valuation and how is it calculated?

What is a property valuation and how is it calculated?

Before you buy a home, lenders usually do a valuation of your property to determine how much it’s worth and how much they should lend you - so what ingredients go into making a valuation?

Should I buy or sell a house during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Should I buy or sell a house during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Amid the economic upheaval of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are facing a dilemma about whether they should buy into the property market or maybe just get out altogether. We weigh up the options.

5 easy home improvements during coronavirus lockdown

5 easy home improvements during coronavirus lockdown

DIY is taking off as Australians take on new projects while they are in lock down. Here are some of the best home improvement ideas.

How to buy a home virtually in the time of coronavirus

How to buy a home virtually in the time of coronavirus

Buying a property during a pandemic is unchartered territory for all of us, but the real estate industry is finding creative ways to get around social distancing rules.

What is serviceability?

What is serviceability?

When you shop around or make a home loan application, you will quickly come across the term “serviceability.” It is important to understand this if you want to learn how to get approved for a home loan.

How to make the most of record-low interest rates

How to make the most of record-low interest rates

The RBA made two cash rate cuts in March for the first time ever, taking the rate to a new record low 0.25%. How can you make the absolute most of these rate cuts?

7 tips for a hassle free home loan application

7 tips for a hassle free home loan application

If you are buying a home for the first time you will probably also be applying for a home loan. Here’s a home loan application checklist you can use.

Best tools to stay ahead on your mortgage

Best tools to stay ahead on your mortgage

Getting approved for a mortgage can be a great feeling. The initial phases of the process may be a little daunting, but opening the doors of your dream home with all of the applicable finances ready to go should be a time for celebration.

Questions to ask before taking out a home loan

Questions to ask before taking out a home loan

Are you looking for a home loan to finance your home purchase? Make sure that you ask these questions before applying for a mortgage.