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Decisions

2020-08-11T16:52:39-07:00August 11th, 2020|First home buyer, lifestyle, Tips|

How good are you at making them? How good are you at making sure those decisions are aligned with your goals? If you have a goal to buy a house or an investment property or save for a post COVID holiday or a new car or anything, what decisions are you making today that will impact your ability to reach your goal? If you're [...]

The #1 reason NOT to buy a home

2020-08-03T16:27:43-07:00August 3rd, 2020|First home buyer, Uncategorized|

There’s one major reason against buying your own home and that is a four-letter word: FEAR This fear can manifest in a number of ways: 1. Afraid you’ll have to change your lifestyle to save for a deposit
 Well you will, but you can still enjoy life. Property prices may be higher these days, which means that home loans will be higher, but just [...]

Home loan options

2020-08-03T16:28:29-07:00July 21st, 2020|First home buyer|

Besides finding the perfect property to buy, another big and important decision you need to make is the type of loan you want and the features you need.  I'll give you a brief overview of the most popular options: Variable Standard variable loans are the most popular home loan in Australia. Interest rates go up or down over the life of the loan depending on [...]

Researching – why it’s so important before buying a property

2020-06-18T04:37:51-07:00June 18th, 2020|First home buyer|

Research is so vitally important when you're buying a house for three reasons: You want to make sure you're buying in an area you want to live, You're likely to benefit from increasing property values, and To gain an indication of a properties value so that you know what is a fair price to pay. Let's start with number 1. It's important to think about [...]

HomeBuilder Scheme

2020-06-16T01:18:18-07:00June 16th, 2020|First home buyer|

Have you been thinking about renovating or building a new home? Now is a great time to talk to me about your options. The Federal Government has just announced the $680 million HomeBuilder program that makes available $25,000 grants to help build or substantially renovate your home. How does it work? It’s only available for contracts signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 December [...]

The early bird catches the worm and the prepared buyer gets the property.

2020-06-01T20:51:48-07:00June 1st, 2020|First home buyer, Next home, Property investor|

It’s not always as cut and dried as that, but if you turn up to an auction or a real estate agent’s office ready to bid or negotiate, with your finance pre-approved, then you’re in a much better position than someone without pre-approved finance. There are a few “must do” things before you start negotiations or set your auction budget. The first is to [...]

What can you be doing right now to get ready to buy a home?

2020-05-04T00:12:31-07:00April 20th, 2020|First home buyer|

Thanks to this pandemic and social distancing, the property market has stalled. We don't know when open houses and auctions will be happening, people are unsure of the future and their job security and everyone seems to be taking a wait and see approach. But if you want to buy a home, there are some things you should be doing right now. You should [...]

Let’s make this happen!

2020-02-20T00:00:44-08:00February 10th, 2020|First home buyer|

Every day I talk to people who want to buy property - as a home or an investment. Some are desperately saving for their first home. Some are keen to upgrade to get more space. Others want to adventure and live somewhere new. Others are wanting to build wealth and security through investing in property. Some of those are in a strong financial position [...]