The June edition of Property Focus is here!

Jun 15, 2018 4:12:54 PM Share this:

In this issue we look at the Pros and Cons of downsizing, plus our business partners Mortgage Express offer their guidance on interest rates, choosing between a fixed and variable rate. 

 


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Topics: Newsletters, Blog, property focus, downsizing your home, Variable versus Fixed, Variable Interest Rate, Fixed Interest Rate, Australia Mortgage

How to Choose - Fixed vs. variable

Jun 12, 2018 8:31:08 AM Share this:

Should you lock in your interest rate for a fixed period? Or take a chance on interest rates dropping even further and choose a variable rate? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to these questions. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of fixed and variable interest home loans.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Blog, property focus, Newsletter, Australia Property, australia finance, mortgage stress, Mortgage Debt, Variable Interest Rate, Fixed Interest Rate

Lighting up the outdoors

May 3, 2018 4:57:53 PM Share this:

Lighting up the outside of your property is a great way to make your home safe while enhancing your home and garden at the same time, creating an atmosphere unique to your surroundings.


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Topics: property focus, Home Trends

Upcycling in the Home

May 3, 2018 2:14:15 PM Share this:

With the Winter season comes indoor pursuits. It’s the perfect time to clean up and decorate around the home. Try ‘upcycling’, the popular transformation of discarded or useless items into something new or useful. Here are a few ideas for inspiration.


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Topics: DIY, Winter, property focus, Newsletter, winter home, Home Decor & Furnishing

To downsize or not to downsize

May 3, 2018 1:40:23 PM Share this:

Whether you are retiring, looking to free up some capital, or simply wanting to de-clutter, downsizing can offer some real advantages – but it also comes with some downsides. We weigh up the pros and cons of making this lifestyle change.

PRO: A smaller home means smaller bills

If you are looking to save on daily living costs, downsizing into an apartment or smaller home usually means you will save on basics such as heating costs, electricity, and house insurance.


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus, Australia Real Estate

How to add value to your laundry

May 3, 2018 1:36:04 PM Share this:

The laundry often isn’t somewhere we spend much time on when it comes to renovations or updates, but it is a room where many of us spend a lot of time each day. The importance of the laundry in daily living means it could be a deal-maker for potential buyers, so consider these tips to help you ‘clean up’ at sale time.


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Topics: Newsletters, property focus, home improvements, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus

Buying and selling with bridging finance

May 3, 2018 1:25:53 PM Share this:

Timing is often a challenge when it comes to buying a new home and selling an existing one. In a perfect world, both transactions would happen simultaneously. In reality though, you could end up owning two properties while you sell your existing home. That’s where bridging finance comes in.


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Topics: Newsletters, Mortgage Broker, Bridging Finance, property focus, Australia Property, mortgage rates, Mortgage Debt

The March issue of Property Focus is here!

Apr 6, 2018 3:33:17 PM Share this:

This month's edition of the newsletter includes tips for a smooth move when kids are in tow, as well as making your next garage sale a resounding success. Click here for the March issue PDF


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Topics: Moving House, Blog, property focus, garage sale

Adding value in the kitchen

Apr 5, 2018 9:19:00 AM Share this:

Kitchens are widely touted as a room of a house that can add value when it comes to selling your property. But not all kitchens are created equal. What can you do to yours to catch a potential buyer’s eye and persuade them to make a good offer?


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Topics: Newsletters, Residential, Selling, DIY, Advice, property focus

Garage Sale Success Tips

Mar 16, 2018 2:33:00 PM Share this:

Moving to a new house is a great opportunity to get rid of junk and unwanted household items which have accumulated in dark corners, cupboards, attics over the years. Garage sales are an Australian institution, with seasoned garage sale chasers searching the advertising columns every weekend and seeking out bargains. Whether you hold a traditional garage sale or are readying for an online sale, your junk is certainly someone else’s treasure.


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Topics: property focus, Newsletter, tips, Australia Real Estate, Garages