Seven Refinancing Traps to Avoid


Seven traps to avoid when refinancing Last week’s cut to the cash rate will start many borrowers thinking about refinancing their home loan. But like any financial decision, switching mortgages should not be taken lightly. Here are several traps to avoid: FAILING TO CONSIDER YOUR OWN CIRCUMSTANCES – if your situation has changed since you […]

For some time, Brisbane has been the focus of investors looking beyond Sydney and Melbourne for future growth and lower entry prices. In fact, last month we saw that Brisbane has lagged somewhat behind these two capitals on the property cycle and is expected to be in the upswing over the next few years. National […]

15 steps to avoid property fraud

15 steps to avoid property fraud: Office of Regulatory Services Property fraud is one of the worst nightmares of home owners, with recent reports of unidentified third parties attempting to sell other peoples’ homes while the owner is abroad. In July, an owner was living in South Africa and found that his Canberra house had […]

Who is an average first home buyer?

The definition of the first home owner in Australia is not what it once was. In’s latest report, the First Home Market Report, a national survey was conducted investigating the goals and opinions of over 1,000 Australian first home buyers (44.6%), first home owners (31.2%) and non-buyers (24.1%). Who are Australia’s first home buyers today? […]

10 online resources that every novice buyer should use

Whenever anyone needs to know information, it’s likely they head to the internet first. For novice investors or first home buyers, it can be daunting to come in with little knowledge and needing to start afresh with your research. We’re always suggesting searching the web and educating yourself first. But where to start? Property Observer has […]