What comes first: the property or the loan?

It’s easy to get carried away with the fun part of buying a property – looking at houses – but delaying the less compelling task of arranging finance will weaken your negotiating position on both the property and the loan. Looking for a property to purchase is an exciting time. Choices regarding location, size, number…

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What can you expect your property manager to do?

A property manager’s role includes collecting rent, of course, but they also manage your relationship with the person who lives in your property, so it is important to find a property manager who will do the best job of keeping the tenants happy and will get you involved only when you want to be. Property…

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Stamp duty explained

Stamp duty is a charge which is applied by state governments in Australia on transactions relating to the transfer of land or property. It is paid upfront and needs to be budgeted for in addition to your loan deposit. The amount of stamp duty you are required to pay differs in each state, however there…

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Seven Tips For Securing A Business Loan

Published by MFAA Securing a business loan in Australia isn’t necessarily difficult but knowing how to navigate your way can be the difference between success and failure. Banks and other financial institutions offer a wide range of business finance options, from commercial property loans, commercial vehicle leases, and commercial and equipment leases, to simpler options…

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Advantages Of Choosing Mortgage Broker

Advantages Of Choosing Mortgage Broker The main role of mortgage broker is to help to secure a suitable loan on your behalf. Essentially, their job is to assist you in finding and securing a loan to satisfy your needs, while staying within budget. Of course, you could conduct your own research; however, there are a…

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Types Of Asset Finance

Types Of Asset Finance A company’s accounts receivable, inventory or short term investments are typically used for asset finance, which is the process of obtaining equipment needed to grow by financing the acquisition with assets. The process means that a company doesn’t have the costs of buying the equipment outright, although a charge for using…

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What type of loan is right for you?

The array of mortgages available helps a good credit adviser to tailor a package to suit your needs. Here are just some of the options. Fixed-rate mortgages With a fixed-rate loan, you know exactly how much you’ll pay per fortnight or month for the fixed period of the loan (usually one to five years). Variable…

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What to look for at an open house

There’s an old saying that you should never judge a book by its cover, and this is true for houses – after all, who would buy one having never seen more than the front door? Open inspections are opportunities to really flick through the pages, and here’s how to take full advantage. Really use your…

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What is the best time of year to buy a house?

While spring is renowned as the time that sellers dust off their properties and place them on the market, this doesn’t mean it is necessarily the best time for buyers to go shopping. One of the biggest issues with shopping in spring is the flood of other buyers looking to snag their dream homes, which…

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What is LVR?

The mortgage industry is a wide, wondrous world with a language all of its own. One of the many acronyms bandied about is ‘LVR’, which stands for ‘loan-to-valuation ratio’. Here’s what it means. When you are working out what amount you can borrow to purchase a property, the size of deposit you need to save…

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