Five Essential pre-auction-day tips

Five essential pre-auction-day tips After months of house hunting, you have found your ideal home or investment property. When auction day is approaching, it’s time to get serious about preparing to bid. Here is a checklist of five essential things … Continued

Buying property with other people: Mine, yours or ours?

When people buy property together, particularly if it’s with a partner or spouse, they often register the title in both people’s names,  especially if they are going to live in the property. But other arrangements are possible, several friends might … Continued

Time to ramp up your search!

Last Saturday was the last day of the Spring racing Carnival, still, auction numbers were still solid, testament to the robustness of the Melbourne market. There were some 924 options with 551 selling on the fall of the hammer with … Continued

The best apps to help you househunt, renovate and decorate

  These days finding the perfect location to buy a property and some great options for decorating it is as easy as flicking through your phone. This list of our favourite Australian location and decorating apps will help you both … Continued

Top financing apps and tools

Whatever your reasons, understanding your budget is key to living a comfortable life. Whether you are saving for something in particular, getting out of debt or just trying to stop spending so much money on food, noting your daily spend … Continued

Three questions to ask before you refinance

The home loan market is constantly changing, with new and attractive deals coming up all the time. Refinancing can help you secure a more competitive interest rate, access the equity in your home, add features (such as an offset account) … Continued

A breakdown of the 2017 Federal Budget for home buyers

Whether you are a first home buyer or looking to purchase your next property, the 2017-18 Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on 9 May should, overall, give you reason to smile. The First Home Super Saver Scheme … Continued

How to add maximum value with renovations

Renovating is one of the best ways for property owners to increase the value of their homes.  If you are looking to add value to your home, but don’t want to renovate every room, it can be difficult to decide … Continued

Real estate market wrap-up

How have property prices fared over the last 12 months? Which way is the market headed? Here, we take a quick look at the current state of the market. A year of growth 2016 saw capital city property prices grow … Continued