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Why is a loan pre-approval so important?

Posted by Mark Attard on 18 October 2021
Why is a loan pre-approval so important?
  Pre-approval is a green light from a lender. Put simply, it confirms you're eligible to apply for a home loan up to a certain amount. Essentially, the lender checks your financial circumstances, to decide if you'll meet their criteria and can afford to repay a mortgage. A home loan pre-approval usually lasts for three to six months and gives you a set budget during your property search. Here's why home loan pre-approval is so important. To confirm your borrowing power B...
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5 common mistakes by First Home Buyers

Posted by Mark Attard on 18 October 2021
5 common mistakes by First Home Buyers
Getting ready to buy your first home? As your mortgage manager, we're here to help you every step of the way. It's an exciting time and it's easy to make mistakes. Here are 5 common mistakes that you should try to avoid!
1. Relying on advice from family and friends Family and friends are people you can trust, so it's understandable that you listen to their advice. However, while they may have the best of intentions, it's always best to seek independent professional advi...
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3 ways to make your holiday house pay for itself

Posted by Chris Collard on 3 December 2019
3 ways to make your holiday house pay for itself
Yes, it's possible, with a little forward planning and smart money management. During the summer months, many Australians have thoughts of buying their own holiday house. After all, who wouldn't want a tree-or beach-side getaway to use at your leisure? Having a holiday house is especially appealing if you're one of those people (or families) who love holidaying in the same spot every year. The obvious considerations when it comes to buying a holiday house are the co...
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Tips for choosing the right investment property location

Posted by Chris Collard on 19 November 2019
Tips for choosing the right investment property location
Looking to buy an investment property? Finding the right location is crucial to the success of your investment. Here are some tips to help you choose the right spot. Tip #1: Ask us to explain your borrowing capacity Before you start shopping for your investment property, it's important to understand how much a bank is likely to lend you for the purchase. Having a clear understanding of your borrowing capacity will help you to narrow down your suburb search. Speak to us and we'...
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4 key benefits of downsizing for your next home

Posted by Mark Attard on 8 October 2019
4 key benefits of downsizing for your next home
If you think downsizing is a step backwards, think again. There are many reasons why downsizing has become a popular choice for homeowners, especially retirees. Let's take a look. 1. Less maintenance and upkeep While larger properties offer more space, they also require more cleaning, gardening and upkeep. For some, the time and money involved can be better spent elsewhere. This is especially applicable if the kids have left home and certain areas of the property are no longer bei...
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