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How Afterpay can hurt your chances at a home loan

Retail payment facilities like Afterpay and Zippay, can seem like wonderfully convenient options, but can it impact your chances of getting a home loan? The short answer is yes, especially if it is your first home loan. How does Afterpay/Zippay work? Afterpay and Zippay are innovative retail purchase payment options. You could consider them the…

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The best BBQs for an Aussie summer

There’s nothing more Australian than cooking a meal outside – just ask Paul Hogan! With the summer weather upon us, you can expect weekends to be scented with grilling meat and delicious barbecued vegetables. Want to join the fun? Here are the latest and greatest barbecues on sale today. There’s one to suit every size…

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A guide to starting your own vegetable garden

There is nothing tastier than fresh produce and picking it from your own garden can be incredibly satisfying. It’s prime planting season across Australia at the moment, so here is a simple guide to starting your own vegetable garden. If you are new to gardening, start small while you hone your skills. The most common…

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Renovations and Extensions: What do you need council approval for?

Have you outgrown your house, but you don’t want to move? An extension or renovation is a great way to update your home, but it’s important to know what your obligations are in terms of council approval. The council approval process can seem overwhelming and confusing at first, so here are a few tips to…

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Elders Real Estate wins coveted Canstar award

Elders Real Estate has won the coveted Canstar Blue’s 2019 real estate agents review, for most satisfied customers. Coming out with top marks in all categories of communication, problem resolution, knowledge and advice, as well as overall satisfaction, this award recognises Elders Real Estate as a nationally trusted brand. The Canstar Blue’s 2019 real estate…

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Five ways to renovate your rental property

Is your tax return burning a hole in your pocket? Smart investors turn returns into more investments, and one way to do that is to add value to your investment property. By making regular updates to the home, you’ll be able to attract great tenants and command better rents. Before you fire up the mood…

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Why this spring is the best time to sell

Spring is well known as the busiest selling season in Australia. Gardens are looking their best, it’s light for longer in the evenings and you can open those windows wide and let fresh spring air inside. With the slower market conditions over the past year or two, many have wondered whether this spring will be…

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Four ways to pay your mortgage off faster

Dreaming of being mortgage free? Just think of all the things you could buy with the money you send to the home loan every month! With interest rates at an all-time low, there’s never been a better time to make that dream a reality. Here are four strategies to get you mortgage-free. 1. Make extra…

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Is lenders mortgage insurance right for you?

Buying a first home, or getting back into the market after a split? With interest rates at historic lows, there’s never been a better time to buy. However, there’s still the matter of the deposit. If you want to avoid lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) you generally need to find 20% of the purchase price up…

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The seven deadly renovation sins

Spring has sprung, and with it the desire to breathe new life into your home. For many of us, it’s the ideal time to think about renovations. Cooking outside is easier in the summer months if you’re replacing a kitchen, while paint and finishes dry faster in the warmer weather. Before you take a jackhammer…

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