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Why is a loan pre-approval so important?

Posted by Mark Attard on 11 October 2018
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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Directors' Report - Oct 10

Posted by Chris Collard on 10 October 2018
Directors' Report - Oct 10
Welcome to the next edition of the Directors' Report The guys are back in front of the camera, giving you an update on the first quarter of the financial year. With the Royal Commission still in the headlines, Chris and Mark provide a balanced view on the findings so far and what to expect from here. All properties and personal circumstances are different and if you need to know what your options are please give us a call on 1300 780 440. Watch Now   ...
Posted in: Financepath Team Banks Financial planning financial stress Royal Commission First Home Buyers Retirement Building Wealth Upgrade My Home Reducing Debt  

10 Open inspection tips for home buyers

Posted by Mark Attard on 9 October 2018
10 Open inspection tips for home buyers
Spring is here and if you're in the market to buy a property during the busiest time of year, you'll be hitting the open inspection circuit in a big way! Vendors and real estate agents will be using their best tactics to make you fall in love with their properties and entice you to pay top price. Here are some tips to help you see past the cosmetics and help you determine the right price to pay for the home of your dreams.   Do some research beforehand Vendors and ...
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Checklist for buying a house

Posted by Chris Collard on 1 August 2018
Checklist for buying a house
If you're in the market for a new property, follow this checklist to make sure you have considered your money management, the property location, exterior and interior before making an offer. There's no doubt buying a new home can be overwhelming with many considerations to make and pros and cons to way up. After all, it's a huge investment so you want to choose the right property. To help, we've created this extensive checklist for buying a house. Use it during your...
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To buy or rent, that is the question

Posted by Chris Collard on 25 July 2017
To buy or rent, that is the question
If you're a first home buyer, here's how to tell if your numbers stack up. There's no doubt, this is one of the most frequently asked questions at FinancePath HQ. So, if you're trying to decide whether to keep renting and wait for house prices to cool or buy now. Read on. With the metro Melbourne median house price reaching $822,000 (*reiv), many people are finding it impossible to save the traditional 20 per cent deposit required to purchase their first home.
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Posted in: To buy or rent Property First Home Buyers  
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