As you hunt down houses and chat to lenders, you could bump into interest-only (IO) home loans. They sound nifty and are certainly an alternative to regular mortgages. But are these loans the way to go for you?
Whether you live in Brisbane’s flood plain setting, or are surrounded by thick, drought-prone bushland, natural disaster zones can be both beautiful and hazardous. And never more so than in summer, now just a few months away. But you can protect your house and even enjoy great price growth and sales while enjoying life in our land of droughts and flooding rains, bushfires, storms and cyclones.
After years of watching Escape to the Country, you’ve decided to organise your own escape to a regional or rural area. You’re loving the thought of peace and quiet, pretty scenery, walking down the main street where everyone knows your name, and plenty of room for pets and veggie patches. All of this sounds delightful after years of living in bustling, busy suburbs. These dreams could come true but consider these points before you start your new journey.
Few things are more exciting and anticipated than buying your first home. Whether you’re doing it on your own or with a spouse or sibling, here’s how to plunge into the thrills while avoiding any spills.
Small towns can be great places to live, work and play. But for those new to the area – and new to country living overall – making friends can be tricky with fewer social groups and possibilities available. You want to walk down the main street and have everybody know your name. Becoming that person ain’t so easy though but don’t despair!
You’ve found the perfect home, you and the seller have agreed on a perfect price, and “all’s right with the world”. Or is it? Excitement and expectations run high when it comes to property purchases and sales but concerns can move in afterwards. This is why cooling-off periods are crucial.
Real estate auctions are heady, emotional times for buyers and sellers. Both groups are keen to remain savvy, shrewd and unemotional but this isn’t always easy. Becoming well wised up on the many auction terms we, real estate agents, throw out will help you though. Read on to get smart!
You’re happy to tackle a renovation or simply want a bargain buy property. Both of these ideas are great but is a delipidated dump really worth the stress and high costs such homes can bring to your life?
You’ve made the decision to buy a home and now the hunt is on not only for a house but for someone to help you find a loan. This is when a mortgage broker comes into the picture. If you’ve never dealt with these financial advisers before, here are some good questions to ask them.
You’re keen to splash your cash on an investment property. But how do you choose which area to buy in? one which will appeal to plenty of people and ensure strong rental yields?