Over 50 & Buying Your First Home

Over 50 & Buying Your First Home For many people, buying a home is a major financial commitment. Have you considered buying a house later in life?Are you looking for a way to get out of renting? Are you trying to get into the market before interest rates increase? Whatever your reason, a mortgagecould give you the stability you are looking for...

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How Much Can I Borrow?

How much can I borrow? Can I afford my dream property on my own? This easy guide shows you how to use our borrowing power calculator to work out what amount you can afford to borrow based on your income and expenses. To get started, click here to open our borrowing power calculator page in a new tab. Let’s start filling out the boxes. Your net in...

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Money Saving Tips - Budget Renovations

Cost saving tips for renovating on a budget There’s no better reward and satisfaction than taking a step back at the end of a renovation to admire your hard work. Whether you’re looking to update a few features or plan on stripping an old room down and creating something from the ground up, read on for our top cost saving tips whilst renovating. ...

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How To Make An Offer On A House

An exciting journey  If you’re a first time home buyer, buying a home is likely to be the biggest single purchase you’ve ever made. It’s a big deal and can be stressful and overwhelming. Knowing what’s involved in the process, will make you feel confident as you move through the motions from inspecting properties to signing a contract and receivin...

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Buying A House - Saving Made Easy

Saving to buy a house? You’ll have more options with a larger house deposit Your house deposit is just one of the costs you need to consider when saving money for a house. Other costs include stamp duty, legal fees, removalist plus money for furnishings and the list goes on. Let’s take a look at how you can save for that dream home faster. Work o...

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Having A Home Buying Strategy

As property loans are usually a long term commitment, you need to ensure you have a strategy in mind that places you in a good position to repay that loan. Let’s look at a few key topics to consider in your home buying strategy. Factors affecting the property market Education about the property market is key. There are trends where house prices r...

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What Type Of Home Loan Do I Need?

Choosing a home loan can be a daunting and overwhelming experience – especially for first home buyers. With rates and rules around lending and eligibility changing all the time, it can be hard to get a grasp on which home loan is relevant for you and your situation. In this blog we’ll run through the types of loans on offer and what they’re used f...

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Tips when refinancing your home loan

Should I refinance my home? If you’ve been paying off your home loan for a few years now, it may be a good time to re-evaluate your home loan and ask yourself “should I refinance my home?" First let’s look at what refinancing is, and the pros and cons. Refinancing – what is it? Refinancing is moving your home loan to a new product with a more co...

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Your Complete Guide To Buying A Home

Your complete guide to buying a home The property market and housing affordability is tricky to navigate for first home buyers or any home buyer no matter how many times you’ve done it. Keep reading for helpful tips that will make buying a home a smooth and easy process. The home buying process It all starts with savings Your very first step is ...

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