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What You Need To Know About Mortgage Brokers

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The Royal Commission into banking has meant that it’s harder than ever to be approved for a home loan, which can lead to low levels of confidence in buyers. Lately, I’ve noticed a trend towards more buyers using a mortgage broker to cut through the red tape and find the best loan. I spoke to Alan Hemmings at Oxygen, our recommended broker, for further insight…

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Is The Royal Commission Affecting Property Prices?

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The financial services Royal Commission established at the end of last year is starting to have an impact on property prices. Here’s your guide to what the Commission is working on and how buyers and sellers can respond to the changes. What is the financial services Royal Commission? The Royal Commission is looking at whether Australia’s financial service companies have been engaged in any misconduct,…

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Why Selling In Winter Works

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Plenty of buyers wait until spring to sell their property, but there are good reasons to start early and sell over the winter months. Here are some of the biggest advantages of winter sales and ways to make sure your property has winter appeal. Winter sales face less competition (but still find buyers) Because so many sellers limit themselves to the idea of selling in…

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What Low Interest Rates Mean For Sydney’s East

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The RBA recently announced that it will keep the cash rate on hold at 1.50%, in line with our predictions for this year. It’s now 20 months since the rate last changed and there are few signs the RBA has increases planned for the near future. Here’s a look at how these consistently low rates are affecting activity across the eastern suburbs. The RBA’s decision:…

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What You Need To Know About Banks And Real Estate

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Banks are intrinsically tied to Sydney’s real estate market, so it’s vital to understand the obvious and more subtle ways that banks can impact your potential property purchase. There are numerous factors that directly and indirectly influence the Sydney property market. With the endless speculation over the future of the real estate market, it’s important to understand the factors at play, and one of them…

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Eastern Suburbs Market Snapshot

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Despite talk of a market slowdown across Sydney in 2018, the eastern suburbs are already showing signs of a strong year ahead. Compared to the last few months of 2017 we’re seeing even more buyer activity, with higher attendance at open homes in all our key markets. So what will 2018 look like for buyers and sellers? Sellers: Will more stock mean a price drop?…

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How To Sell Your Home In Any Market

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Everyone wants to choose the “right time” to sell, but there are a lot of factors which can influence the decision to sell a home. Changes in personal or family situations, a need to upsize or downsize, or the purchase of your dream home might all mean that you are selling at a time you weren’t really expecting. Clients often come to me when they…

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Is Sydney’s East The Perfect Place To Raise Kids?

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For families of all shapes and sizes, Sydney’s East remains popular. Whether the family has teenagers, young children, or is still growing, the East never loses its appeal. That’s what makes it such a strong market, year after year. Offering an urban lifestyle with the benefits of parks and beaches, a true sense of community, and great schools and transport, the East is popular with…

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