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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 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 […]

How to calculate a property’s yield

How to calculate a property’s yield

One of the most important aspects of property investing is working out your profit. If you can do this easily, you can quickly evaluate potential property deals, without wasting time on real estate that is never going to stack up. To calculate a property’s yield is a relatively simple equation. The yield is a measurement […]

How to shop for the best home loans

How to shop for the best home loans

One of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime is buying your own home. Many people will spend hours or days researching the cheapest possible price for flights or hotel accommodation, but when it comes to researching the best home loans, they leave it up to chance – potentially costing themselves thousands of […]