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How to find the right doors for your renovation
April 2, 2015

How to find the right doors for your renovation

A grand front entrance can create a bold first impression, while an outdated door can diminish an opportunity to impress. So how do you decide which doors are best throughout your house, considering safety, functionality…

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How to decode a property advertisement
March 27, 2015

How to decode a property advertisement

Real estate agents are many things to many people, but their first and foremost role is in sales. This means they’re committed to focusing on a property’s finest features, sometimes using optimistic descriptions…

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Case study: everything that can go wrong, will
March 16, 2015

Case study: everything that can go wrong, will

When Bronwyn set out to build her dream home, luck was not on her side. In fact, it was an all-round disaster zone.

At 63 and with a couple of investment properties under…

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How to negotiate the best property price
March 10, 2015

How to negotiate the best property price

Negotiating the best property price isn’t a matter of swindling a seller. It’s about doing your homework, knowing what you want, knowing the market and making sensible offers.

When you are buying property…

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Explainer: comparison rates
February 17, 2015

Explainer: comparison rates

Comparing apples with oranges doesn’t make sense. To make finding the right loan easier, and to make advertised rates as transparent as possible, we have comparison rates.

You’re looking for the…

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Q&A: pest inspections
February 10, 2015

Q&A: pest inspections

Pest inspections are an essential part of the home-buying process. Mortgage and Finance Help spoke to Justin Hammerschmidt, an Inspector at Sydney PrePurchase, about what pest inspectors are looking for and how to interpret…

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Explainer: construction loans
December 10, 2014

Explainer: construction loans

If you are thinking of building your own home, you will need to be familiar with the ins and outs of construction loans.

Construction loans are just not as…

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Case study: when you’re having cashflow trouble, act quickly
December 1, 2014

Case study: when you’re having cashflow trouble, act quickly

Looking to lower his car repayments to manage his cashflow a little better, Dan Simpson didn’t realise that the payday loans he had been using to get through a difficult period would jeopardise…

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Expert advice equals serious savings
November 13, 2014

Expert advice equals serious savings

Having a mortgage expert on your side can be the key to getting your finance over the line, and may save you thousands in interest and fees.

When Nathan was offered the opportunity to…

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What documents you need to apply for a loan
October 31, 2014

What documents you need to apply for a loan

Applying for a loan is a very big step, and it’s not always straightforward. To help make it simple, here is a handy list of the documents you are likely to need when you…

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