Smart investors stay away from a property hotspot
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Why smart investors shy away from property hotspots

- August 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

Everyone loves a bargain, so surely finding one in a property hotspot is even better? Not so, says investment expert Chris Gray. A cheap property in a booming area can seem like a great buy. It provides an affordable starting point into the property market and a way to gain immediate equity. However, these bargains… Read more »

Mortgage jargon
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A plain-English guide to mortgage jargon

- August 10, 2021 5 MIN READ

Bamboozled by all the mortgage jargon in your home loan contract? Fear not. We’ve got you sorted with our A-Z of mortgage-speak. Is there anything worse than trying to get your finances sorted but stumbling over all the mortgage jargon that flows effortlessly off the lender’s tongue? Chattels, what now? And what on earth is… Read more »

How much should you spend on a home renovation
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How much should you spend on a home renovation?

- August 2, 2021 4 MIN READ

There are many factors that determine how much you can or should spend on a home renovation. University of Canberra researcher Gregory Mowle wants you to answer these questions. By Gregory Mowle, University of Canberra Home renovation has long been something of a national sport for many Australians, but community demand for home fix-ups has… Read more »

Protect your property
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The best ways to protect your property

- July 28, 2021 4 MIN READ

When you buy a home it’s crucial to do whatever’s possible to protect your property. There are both physical and financial steps to take to ensure you’re safeguarding your investment. Here are five big ones to cover off to make sure everything is, well, as safe as houses. Get the best mortgage deal It goes… Read more »