Keep it simple
April 24, 2014

Keep it simple

If you’re one of those people who thinks that even just the term ‘investment portfolio’ is daunting, imagine the difficulty of managing the finances of more than 40 properties. The key to getting…

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Managing complex property transactions
April 15, 2014

Managing complex property transactions

Alexandra Cain

For most people, selling one property is stressful enough. Imagine how tricky it is to manage the sale of two properties and refinance two additional properties, all while buying your dream…

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How to invest in property through an SMSF
April 14, 2014

How to invest in property through an SMSF

Alexandra Caine

For some years, self-managed super fund members have been able to invest in residential property, as long as they follow strict guidelines.

The first step is to have a discussion…

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How to save a deposit: house-sitting
April 11, 2014

How to save a deposit: house-sitting

Alexandra Cain

One of the toughest parts of realising the dream of owning a home is saving for a deposit. The options seem pretty dismal – subsisting on a diet of beans on toast, never socialising…

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How to increase your borrowing capacity
March 27, 2014

How to increase your borrowing capacity

 

Maximising the amount a lender will hand over to you isn’t about trying to take on unmanageable levels of debt. It’s a matter of taking a few simple but smart steps that could mean the difference between toiling in that ‘fixer-upper’ or owning your dream home…

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What type of loan is right for you?
March 24, 2014

What type of loan is right for you?

The array of mortgages available helps a good credit adviser to tailor a package to suit your needs. Here are just some of the options.

 

Fixed-rate mortgages
With a fixed-rate loan, you know exactly how much you’ll pay per fortnight or month for the…

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10 questions to ask your credit adviser
March 20, 2014

10 questions to ask your credit adviser

You’ve saved your deposit and you’re ready to start looking at properties, but have you considered all the details? Here are 10 questions to which you need answers.

How do I choose the right credit adviser?
Look for a credit adviser who’s a member of…

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Where should I start looking for a home?
November 6, 2013

Where should I start looking for a home?


(Hint. It's not a real estate agent's window.)
When you want to buy a home, the temptation is to start looking for it. However it's much…

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How much is the First Home Owner Grant?
March 27, 2013

How much is the First Home Owner Grant?

The First Home Owner Grant is is one of the best known grants available and has been highly beneficial in helping Australians buy their first home.
A first home buyer can make the…

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Home loan guide for first time buyers
September 17, 2013

Home loan guide for first time buyers

Step 1: Speak to an MFAA Approved Credit Adviser

The most important step you’ll need to undertake is to speak with an MFAA Approved Credit Adviser. Use the credit adviser search feature…

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