Category Archives: Loan Hub

Asbestos removal do’s and don’ts

Asbestos. The word alone is enough to send shivers down a home owner’s spine. If you’re renovating or selling, how do you know whether your property contains asbestos, and – if it does – what should you do about it? Asbestos was a commonly-used Australian residential building material from the...
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Six smart ways to attract quality tenants

When your investment property lies vacant for even a short time, your earnings can take a big hit. So how do you get the best out of your property in a competitive market? Here are some tips to make your property stand out from the pack; 1. What tenants want...
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Eco government rebates for investors.

Upgrading your property so it’s energy-efficient is not only good for the environment, it can also benefit your bottom line. Australia’s federal and state governments offer a number of rebates and incentives to investors and home owners who include eco-friendly features on their properties. Renewable energy systems Your property can generate...
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How to add maximum value with renovations

Renovating is one of the best ways for property owners to increase the value of their homes. If you’re looking to add value to your home, but don’t want to renovate every room, it can be difficult to decide where to start. Here are some ideas to help you decide which...
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More than home loans: Why a broker can help you with commercial and asset finance

Mortgage brokers have expertise in residential and other property loans. They can also play an important role in helping businesses find and secure commercial and asset finance at competitive rates, by leveraging their network of lending institutions. With so many lenders and products to choose from, it’s important to get...
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5 essential tips for pre-auction-day

After months of house hunting, you’ve found your ideal home or investment property. When auction day is approaching, it’s time to get serious about preparing to bid. Here’s a checklist of five essential things to do before putting up your hand at auction; Secure your finance If you’re serious about...
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Pre-approvals? Follow these four steps…

Ready to buy a property? You’ll need to show the seller you have enough money. For most people, this will mean getting a loan, and the first step to getting one is obtaining pre-approval for it. Pre-approval – also known as conditional approval or approval in principle – is an...
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Commercial and Asset Finance 101

Many mortgage brokers can help with your home loan and your business loan. There are several types of commercial and asset finance, so make sure you know the differences. Then you can decide which one will suit you. What is commercial finance? Commercial finance is an umbrella term for different...
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Did you know… about non-bank lenders?

Deciding where to go for your home loan is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. While many prospective property owners will choose to use a mainstream lender, non-bank lenders also have their advantages. What are non-bank lenders? Essentially, a non-bank lender is a lender that’s not a bank,...
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What you need to know about refinancing

A home loan is generally a long-term proposition, but in some situations it can make sense to refinance your mortgage. Read this guide to the refinancing process, and speak to your broker, before deciding whether it’s right for you. Refinancing involves taking out a new mortgage and using those funds...
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