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What every first home buyer needs to know

5th of April 2014

Buying a home is a big commitment, both financially and emotionally. There is quite a lot to plan, organise and consider during the process, besides simply securing a home loan, so here is our list of what every first home buyer should know.

Are you ready to buy an investment property?

28th of March 2014

Property investment is a popular wealth creation strategy in Australia, and it’s easy to see why. Houses and apartments can be easier to understand than the share market, not to mention less volatile, and a shortage of stock can guarantee a steady capital gains trajectory.

Is now a good time to buy a home?

24th of March 2014

If you already own your home, the good news is that its value is likely to steadily increase this year.

Mutual benefits: what’s a non-bank?

20th of March 2014

Unlike the publicly listed big banks, which have a responsibility to maximise profits for shareholders, credit unions, mutual building societies and mutual banks focus on their members – or customers.

How to identify a property hot spot

17th of March 2014

Buying property does not automatically guarantee financial success. But make a sound purchase, choose a home loan wisely, and a buyer stands to gain tens of thousands of dollars, even in a slow property market.

Five tips to shrink your home loan

15th of March 2014

Your home loan doesn’t have to rule your life forever. Follow these five smart tips to shrink your debt and own your home faster.

Five steps towards a financially secure future

10th of March 2014

Think you’re too young to start planning towards a financially secure future? Think again. There are simple steps you can take to start managing your money early and take control of your financial security.

Top five risks of renovating

8th of March 2014

If you are considering improving your home or are keen to get into the renovate-and-sell game, there are five risks you should keep in mind.

The ins and outs of stamp duty

1st of March 2014

There are many costs associated with buying a home, and stamp duty is probably the biggest.

The trick that could add $100,000 to your home

22nd of February 2014

In a competitive marketplace, selling a home is no longer a straightforward transaction. But there is a trick that you can use to help add value.