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Downsizers tipped to be a ‘powerful force’ in 2020

Downsizers are tipped to take advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ and get the most out of the property market this year, predicts the national body representing professional buyers’ agents. Read more

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Clever Finance Solutions – Success Stories: Bill & Carmen

Its great being able to watch clients grow as you work with them. Clients I have been working with for over 10 years now, lets call them Bill and Carmen, have gotten married, started a family, paid off their home, and ventured further into property year after year. Read more

Are you being stung by the loyalty tax?

Once upon a time you were rewarded for loyalty. But borrowers with older mortgages are typically paying a higher interest rate than customers on new loans, confirms the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Read more

Smaller lenders taking applications for home loan deposit scheme

Non-major lenders have started offering another 5,000 slots for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, which allows first home buyers to purchase a property with a deposit of 5% without having to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). Read more

How to increase your property’s value by up to 10%

Properties with high energy-efficiency ratings typically sell for up to 10% more, a review of international research shows. Read more