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Property Buying Guide

Apartment buying guide

Looking to downsize or buy your first place? An apartment may be the perfect solution! To inform your choice check out the pros and cons of apartment living and how owners corporation fees are calculated.

First home buyers

Aspiring to achieve the Australian Dream of home ownership? Here are the tips, trends, tactics and processes every first home buyer needs to be across. Including building versus buying, how to boost your deposit savings and first home owner grants.

How to buy a home

Finding a home is a complex process filled with industry jargon and several daunting experiences. Our handy guides will help demystify stamp duty, contracts of sale and cooling off periods, give you strategies to negotiate a fair purchase price and bid at auction, and detail exactly what happens on settlement day.

New versus existing homes for first home buyers

After surviving years of share house living and renting apartments that are a little too small, you’ve finally done it. You’ve reached that magical...

How the new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme works

First home buyers will soon be able to apply for the Federal Government’s new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) with legislation passing earlier...

5 things buyers do that drive real estate agents crazy

Whether it’s your first, your fifth or even your 15th property, nothing quite beats that feeling of excitement that comes with making the decision...

Four big first home buyer mistakes to avoid

Buying your first home has always been a milestone and a proud moment in many Australians' lives. It’s something that we all dream about and...

How to pick up a bargain in a falling property market

This is a guide on how to use the current lending environment to your advantage. Every change in the market provides an opportunity and there...

How much do you really need for a house deposit?

Buying a new home is an exciting time, but it also can be a process full of confusion and lots of home loan jargon....