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6 tips to prepare your property for valuation

Looking to refinance your home loan? A valuation is a vital part of the process. So today we’ll look at some ways you can help get your home in tip-top shape. Read more

Don’t Buy the First Property You See (Unless You’ve Already Seen 10 Others)

Don’t Buy the First Property You See (Unless You’ve Already Seen 10 Others)

Buying a property is a process that’s brimming with excitement. Because of this, it’s easy to fall hopelessly in love with the first property you see. You start to believe that it’s perfect for your home, business, or for investment, causing you to rush your decisions.

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What Lender’s Mortgage Insurance is and How It Affects Your Finances

Most Australians need to take out a home loan when purchasing a new property, whether they’re buying their own home or choosing one for investment purposes. Sometimes, however, lenders worry that the borrower won’t be able to repay the loan and, naturally, they want to protect themselves against this possibility. This is where Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI) comes in. 

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Why It’s Smart to Diversify Your Property Investment Portfolio

Why It’s Smart to Diversify Your Property Investment Portfolio

Having a high-performing portfolio is a great way to achieve success as a property investor. Carefully choosing and managing properties can provide steady income in the form of rent, or they can be sold off later when you need to pay for a larger purchase such as sending a child to university or buying another property to expand your portfolio.

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Property round up: NSW overhauls stamp duty, NAB increases rates

There’s been a couple of fairly big property-related announcements recently, including a stamp duty overhaul in NSW and NAB increasing interest rates. Let’s break down what they could mean for you. Read more