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How to apply for an interest-only loan

How to apply for an interest-only loan

Interest-only loans are the best value home loan for many homeowners and property investors. This kind of loan only requires the borrower to repay the interest charged each period, as opposed to making payments towards both the interest and principal. If you’ve decided that this kind of loan is the one for you, you’re now […]

How to save money with stamp duty

How to save money with stamp duty

First home buyer stamp duty recently got a whole lot more affordable – in one state of Australia, at least. Stamp duty is a significant expense when you’re buying a home. In most states and territories, homebuyers will pay around $20,000 when buying a property worth around half-million dollars. In Victoria, however, first home buyer […]

How to work out how much you can borrow

How to work out how much you can borrow

Borrowing money that you can’t afford to pay back could end up seriously harming your long-term financial plan, and leave you with a range of nasty consequences. Asking yourself: How much can I borrow (home loan wise) can save you lots of stress down the track. To do this, you simply need to take the […]

How to keep your money safe while travelling

How to keep your money safe while travelling

While many people travel for relaxation, it can be hard to relax when you’re constantly worrying about your money. Keep your cash safe while enjoying your vacation by following these tips: Bring a small amount of cash Bring enough cash to cover your expenses – food, coffee, transportation, emergencies – during the first 24 hours […]

How to find Sydney’s next big growth suburbs

How to find Sydney’s next big growth suburbs

Keen to know where to invest in property, but you have no idea where to start? Douglas Driscoll, CEO of real estate agency Starr Partners, offers property buyers his insights into the Sydney suburbs that he believes will boom – or in some cases, continue to boom – in the year ahead. Blacktown. A suburb […]

How to know if you can afford to buy a property

How to know if you can afford to buy a property

Accumulating an investment portfolio is an effective way to start building wealth, but how do you know when you’re ready to buy your first property? Have you ever wondered, can I afford an investment property to begin with? One thing is certain: the sooner you get into the game, the sooner you can start building […]