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Is it time to fix your interest rate?

Posted by Mark Attard on 4 July 2017
Is it time to fix your interest rate?
It is one of the most common questions we get asked. Should I fix the interest rate on my loan? Below are the things you need to consider and talk through with us before making the right decision for you. Principle and Interest Home loans Most lenders offer better rates for Principle and Interest (P&I) repayments. They also offer better rates where your total loan limit is 80% or below the value of your home. Given the increase in property prices in Melbourne and Sydney...
Posted in: Debt real estate Interest rates Financial planning Investment Home loans Upgrading your Home Smart Money Management Reducing Debt  

Investing in property for beginners

Posted by Mark Attard on 2 March 2017
Investing in property for beginners
Don't invest in property before asking yourself these 3 important questions. Have you heard it can be surprisingly low-cost to purchase an investment property ? Well, that's often the case, so why do the majority of Australian property investors stop at just property ? Before you jump in, ask yourself these three questions.
What return do I expect from the property ?
Mistake number one that many people make, is investing in property because they believe it is t...
Posted in: Property Investment Upgrading your Home Retirement Building Wealth Upgrade My Home  

5 tips to prepare your house for sale

Posted by Chris Collard on 11 October 2016
5 tips to prepare your house for sale
Preparing your home for sale sounds daunting. So, we've asked Melbourne property stylist, Georgia K from Designs to Inspire, to share the 5 most important tips to help you get the most from your sale. 1. Declutter and depersonalise Have you dreamt of living in a magazine worthy home with it's perfectly pulled together look? If you have paperwork and books spilling over on the dining table and bills stuffed into drawers, now's the time to declutter! Pack the piles of...
Posted in: Home staging styling selling Designs to Inspire Property Renovating Property Investment Upgrading your Home Building Wealth Upgrade My Home  

50 high growth suburbs

Posted by Mark Attard on 27 September 2016
50 high growth suburbs
Research is key to understanding the best investment suburbs in Australia, and here's one report not to be missed. If you're looking to buy property before the year is out, this is a must-read report. Real Estate Investar has collated this list of 50 high growth suburbs in Australia. Researchers have analysed recent market rental and sales listing data, which includes both a dwelling type and bedroom number level.
Remember, while this report is designed to illustrate pote...
Posted in: Property suburb Financial planning Investment Property Investment Upgrading your Home Smart Money Management Building Wealth  

Is spring actually the best time to sell a house?

Posted by Chris Collard on 27 September 2016
Is spring actually the best time to sell a house?
If you're considering putting your house on the market, here are few tips and tricks for knowing the best time of year to sell. Anyone who has bought or sold a house will tell you that spring is the traditional time of year to sell. And sure, gardens are in full bloom, the days are lighter and brighter and buyers have that ever enticing thought of 'being in before Christmas'. But, let's be honest, the best time to sell a house is when the demand for property is high...
Posted in: selling Investment Property Investment Upgrading your Home  
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