1. First Home Buyer : A Guide to Buying Your First Property

    As a first home buyer, you may be wondering where to start and what you need in place to get your foot in the housing market.

    In this article, we show you what you need to do to buy your first property, what to look out for and how we can help you with this process.

    What Are the First Steps?

    1. Save for a deposit or organise other ways to substitute the deposit eg: help from parents. Ideally, you should be looking for 10-20% value of the property you are interested in purchasing
    2. Go and get pre-approved to see what you are capable of borrowing based on your income
    3. Add the amount of the deposit sa
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  2. Work Partner Series: 4 Mortgage Broker Cairns

    In our fourth work partner series installment, we cover the role of Mortgage Broker.
    The Mortgage Broker has a big part to play in the process of purchasing a property and a good one can save you significant money.

    We recently worked with Kin Fei Chan from Astute based in Cairns, North Queensland.

    Kin Fei was recommended to our buyer from a friend.

    First Home Buyer Mortgage

    We were helping a first home buyer purchase a 2 Bedroom unit in North Ryde, Sydney. Kin Fei was helpful from the start and guided the buyer through the process.

    The buyer spoke to Kin Fei first to organise the pre-approval

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  3. 14 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

    Buying a Home

    Buying a new home is a very exciting time and there are many things to consider when choosing which property to buy.

    Here we’ve put together a list of 14 things you may want to consider when buying a home.

    1. Property Location

    Property location is one of the most important points to consider.

    Transport

    Do you need to be close to public transport for work?

    If so find out how long it will take you to get to your local train station or bus stop and how long it will take you to get to where you need to be.

    What will it cost you to get to work? If you can’t take public transpo

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  4. Sydney Property Market 2018 – Tips in a Cooling Market

    One of the big talking points in the media this year is the cooling of the Sydney Property Market.

    Read on to find out why we are in the current climate and what opportunities exist for sellers, buyers, developers and agents.

    Why Has the Sydney Property Market Cooled? Why Are We Seeing a Decline?

    The ingredients for a strong property market still exists as interest rates are low and there is a supply shortage of dwellings in Sydney.

    Changes to finance rules have made it more difficult to borrow from the bank.

    This along with negative media about the marketplace has caused the drop.

    What Are th

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  5. St Leonards: A Sydney Suburb Guide

    St Leonards is located on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, only 3 stops on the train from Sydney CBD which makes it a very appealing suburb to live in.

    With access to excellent local amenities including the Royal North Shore Hospital and The Royal North Shore Hospital School as well as its proximity to local shopping centres in Sydney’s CBD and Chatswood, St Leonard’s is an enviable location.

    Aerial view of Longueville, Riverview, St Leonards, Sydney 2009-03-06

    Aerial view of Longueville, Riverview, St Leonards, Sydney

    By Andy (originally posted to Flickr as Sydney) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    Parks an

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