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Wondering what's been happening in the Australian property market space? Check out the latest trends and property tips here.

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The pros + cons of buying brand new vs existing homes

How do you know which option is right for you?

What are the pros and cons of buying a brand new vs an existing home?

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Your home loan application - set yourself up for success

How do you set yourself up for home loan success?

Getting your ducks in a row before you apply can fast track the process and help make sure that you meet key lending rules.

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Package home loans: the nuts and bolts

See whether a package home loan could be right for you

Find out more about package home loans and some of the common benefits.

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Applying for a home loan: how to give yourself the best shot

Boost your chances of home loan approval

Things you can do to give yourself the best chance of getting the green light on your home loan!

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4 financial habits to boost your borrowing power

What a credit score is and why you should know about it!

Building good financial habits will help you boost your borrowing power.

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Installing solar in your new home – is it worth it?

The pros and cons of installing solar in your new home.

Solar powered energy is more sustainable than traditional power, but what are some of the other things to consider when it comes to solar?

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Borrowing to build the dream: the lowdown on construction loans

Looking to build your dream home? Get the low down on construction loans here.

Find out more about the ins and outs of construction loans and borrowing to build.

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How much is enough for a first home deposit?

Get the lowdown on how much you actually need for your first home.

Saving for your first home? Find out how much deposit is really enough.

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Smash your first home savings goals with these simple tips

Build your deposit and put your own financial goals in motion

Smash your savings goals and buy your first home sooner rather than later!

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Government schemes to help you buy a home sooner

An overview of incentives assisting essential workers get on the property ladder

Could you buy your own home sooner with a little assistance? Read our article to find out more.

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Offset vs Redraw

Looking to shave years off your home loan? One of these two handy features might be the answer to your prayers!

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Our first home buyers checklist

Setting first home buyers up for success

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, so we’re here with a checklist to make things easier. 

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Rent or buy? The pros and cons

To rent or to buy? Answering the age-old question

There’s a lot to think about when buying a home, but breaking down all the steps can help you better manage the process and reduce stress.

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Breaking down the steps of buying property

Guiding you on your mission to home ownership

There’s a lot to think about when buying a home, but breaking down all the steps can help you better manage the process and reduce stress.

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Home Loans 101

Helping you to find the home loan that fits your needs

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, so we’re here to explain home loan products to help make things easier for you.

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Understanding Lenders Mortgage Insurance

Saving a substantial deposit for a new home is a huge challenge

We take a look at how you can own your own home without having to save a substantial deposit.

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4 ways to climb the property ladder

We take a look at alternative ways to enter the property market

With Australian housing prices rising higher in our capital cities, we have put together some tips on how to make your entrance into the property market.

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Breaking down 5 common home buying myths

There are several misconceptions surrounding the purchasing process

We have compiled a list of some of the most common home buying myths to help home buyers understand the market better.

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How Lenders Mortgage Insurance can help get your home sooner

Can you buy a house without a 20% deposit?

Learn more about Lenders Mortgage Insurance.

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Investment property 101

Property can be a rewarding investment.

Learn more about finding the right investment property, and what to consider.

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