Tapping Into Equity for Home Renovation

Embarking on a home renovation journey is a thrilling endeavour, offering the promise of an improved living space and increased property value. Yet, the financial hurdles can be daunting, especially for homeowners in Australia with limited savings earmarked for such transformations. But there is a solution that allows you to...

2023 Housing Market Recap with 2024 Predictions

The 2023 Australian housing market defying expectations and offered twists that have kept experts and enthusiasts on their toes. Approaching 2024, it's essential to review the past year's events and foresee the trends shaping the real estate landscape. Unraveling 2023 housing market trends Against the backdrop of escalating interest rates,...

Unlocking Home Loan Applications for Self-Employed Australians

If you’re self-employed, navigating the complexities of securing finance requires strategic planning and a comprehensive grasp of what lenders seek in potential borrowers. Let’s break down the process to help you started on your home-buying journey. What Lenders Seek in Self-Employed Borrowers 1. Stability and Consistency: Lenders prioritise stability and...

The Ultimate Guide to House Inspections

Buying a house is a thrilling journey, but amidst the excitement, there's a critical step you must never overlook: the house inspection. Just like the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover," this principle applies to house hunting as well. In this comprehensive guide, we'll unravel the art of...

Beat the Fixed Rate Mortgage Cliff

As an Australian homeowner, you may soon face a daunting challenge – the end of your fixed rate mortgage period. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is predicting that approximately half of borrowers with fixed-rate mortgages will transition to variable rates this year. It's crucial for these homeowners to take...

Unlocking SMSFs for Investment Property Success

In today's world, financial independence and control are highly valued. Enter self-managed super funds (SMSFs), a game-changing tool that empowers individuals to shape their financial future and take charge of their retirement savings. One exciting way SMSFs are changing the landscape is by offering the opportunity to purchase investment properties. With SMSF...

What does the federal budget mean for Australian real estate?

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has delivered Labor's first federal budget in almost a decade, in which he emphasised the government was making “hard decisions for hard times.” But despite this, there was one eye-catching announcement for Australia’s real estate industry: a new National Housing Accord, which sets an ‘aspirational’ target of...