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5 best Australian property podcasts
5 best Australian property podcasts

If you want to make the most of being stuck in traffic, walking the pup or smashing out those household chores, a quality podcast will make time fly, and boost your knowledge of whatever you choose to delve into.

If you’re in the property market, or looking to be, these podcasts will help boost your investment knowledge. Oh, and did we mention podcasts are free and easily accessible on any smart phone?.. Continued

June 29, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

5 tips for getting a home loan
5 tips for getting a home loan

It’s no secret that the Australian Government is tightening the finance sector’s belt, with the recent Royal Commission taking no prisoners (especially among the Big Banks).

As a result, lenders are under pressure to comply strictly with ASIC regulations, which means it may become harder for borrowers to take out a home loan... Continued

May 11, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Commission finds banks recommending own products was conflict of interest
Commission finds banks recommending own products was conflict of interest

The Banking Royal Commission has had a huge impact on the Australian finance sector, with developments happening faster than we can say ‘junk insurance’ (head here for the context).

We’ve taken time out to blog what’s been happening in the past month, so you’re up to speed on the investigation. .. Continued

May 04, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

Most affordable homes in Australia have highest growth
Most affordable homes in Australia have highest growth

New data from property researchers CoreLogic has found buyers in Australia are shying away from blue-chip ‘luxury’ homes. 

CoreLogic’s ‘Stratified Hedonic Home Value Index’, sorts the property market according to affordability, with the cheapest 25% at the bottom, the middle 50% and the priciest 25% of properties at the top... Continued

April 20, 2018 by Sarah Robinson

The hidden costs of buying a property
The hidden costs of buying a property

The number on the advert isn’t the only cost you’ll be paying when you purchase a home. Knowing what to expect is the first step to working out if these additional costs are within your budget.

A good mortgage broker should make you aware of all the costs involved with buying a home. Which is why we’re taking time out to share some of the most common hidden costs of buying a house... Continued

March 23, 2018 by Sarah Robinson



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