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How buyers can fast track home loan approval

 Walking through real estate listings and picturing yourself in a home is arguably the most fun part of purchasing property. But getting to this stage may take a little bit of time and a whole lot of paperwork. There are a few factors that would-be borrowers may need to consider before they begin their home […]

How your tax refund could save thousands off your mortgage

Expecting a decent tax refund this new financial year? Hold off on cashing it in for a short-term reward, as you may want to consider putting it into your mortgage instead. According to the AFR, last year the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) received returns from 13 million taxpayers reporting income of about $827 billion. And […]

Should I live in my property or consider ‘rentvesting’?

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If you’re a first time buyer intimidated by the current property market, you may be tossing up between living in your first property or renting it out as an investor. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Lending Indicators show that living in a property as an owner-occupier is still the most popular option for new […]

Tips To Win At The Auction For First Home Buyers

You’ve overcome two of the biggest hurdles of property purchasing: saving a deposit and getting mortgage pre-approval. Now it’s time to face the last obstacle between you and your first property purchase, and win at the auction. Only last week news outlets reported on a Sydney auction that saw “hundreds” of attendees line a suburban […]

Tips to save for your first home in 2021

Despite a year filled with challenges and uncertainty, the Great Australian Dream of owning a home is still alive for many first home buyers. And for some capital cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, the impacts of Covid-19 on the economy and our day-to-day lives meant that housing prices fell for some months. Paired with […]

The 2020 Housing Market Snapshot with Reduce Home Loans

As we prepare to enter 2021, Reduce Home Loans looks back at the last 12 months of property values and shares insights into how you might be able to nab a rock-bottom mortgage rate in 2021.   It’s been a rollercoaster year for homeowners and would-be buyers alike. The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on […]

Should I buy a property with a 5% deposit?

Saving for a home deposit is never easy, especially if you’re a first home buyer living in a more expensive city, like Sydney or Melbourne. And with most financial advice recommending saving up a deposit of at least 20 per cent, you may be wondering if you can still buy a property with a 5 […]

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