How much do I need as a deposit?

We get asked that question so often as brokers and there’s not a simple blanket answer that fits. First of all – that amount will vary as a percentage of the price of what you want to pay based on whether you’re going to live in the property or buy as an investment. That’s question number 1. For the purposes of this article – let’s imagine you’re buying a property to live in. For further simplicity, let’s say it’s your first home (this is the when we’re most often asked this question).

Read More | 29 Jan, 2017

Multiple offers? What to do to stand out in a crowd.

As real estate markets heat up (as is happening in Tassie right now) buyers find themselves in multiple offer situations more and more often. It can make the already stressful situation of buying a home (especially if it’s your first!) that little more nerve wracking. Given that, we thought this handy list might give you some guidance on some options for a multiple offer situation and hopefully some innovative ways to make your offer stand above the rest.

Read More | 11 Jan, 2017

What time frame for finance?

One reason you have a broker – is for their advice. We work with banks all day every day and we know which ones are running fast and which ones are running slowly with their approval time frames. As much as we’d always like to put you with a faster bank – we also want to find you one that will suit your needs, approve your loan and offer you a great rate to suit. There’s a lot to consider!

Read More | 13 May, 2016