Wages growth in Australia has been pretty flat in recent years, so you might think the chances of a pay rise to boost your borrowing power are low. But if you don’t think you’re getting paid enough it could still be worth a try. We investigate how to boost your chances of success when negotiating a pay rise.
Heading online might seem to be a short-cut to finding the right mortgage. But with so much information out there, getting to grips with it could become a full-time job. Lenders are offering more home loans than ever and it’s tricky to know if the online advice you’re getting is right, let alone right for you.
Could an interstate investment be the right move for you? In the Australian property market, each state is different. Whether you’re a first time buyer, an investor, or a home owner looking for a change, buying interstate takes a little local knowledge. In Part Two of our two part review of Australian markets, we look at current state of supply and demand across the nation’s capitals and what it could mean for your plans.
Could an interstate investment be the right move for you? Whether you’re a first time buyer, an investor, or a home owner looking for an interstate change, as every state market is different, a little local insight could be helpful. In Part One of our two part review of Australian markets, we look at the ‘states of the nation’ and explore what’s driving – or impeding – real estate markets. Part Two looks at the current supply and demand across the nation’s capitals.
Investment income can provide a welcome boost to your borrowing power, but it’s just one alternative source of income that lenders may use when assessing your loan application. We take a look at some other sources of income your lender might consider, and what they’ll want to see before they take it into account.
As Western Australia feels the effects of the end of the decade-long mining boom, cooling property prices are creating fertile ground for property investors. We look at five WA hotspots worth watching that your parents wouldn’t have considered 25 years ago.
Aussie homes have a reputation for being some of the most expensive on the planet, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. While there’s more to the Australian housing market than its two biggest capitals, there’s also much more to the story when it comes to housing affordability. We’ve gone behind the scenes to find out what ‘average’ really looks like across Australia, and to see if you might get more for your dollar outside the south east corner.
Securing your first home can sometimes feel like a distant possibility. Aussie asked the experts for advice on staying motivated while you save your deposit and what you can do to be ready to make your move.
High auction volumes and clearance rates across Australia confirm it’s a popular way to sell and buy property, but could striking a deal before the auction date be a sure-fire way of landing the home of your dreams? Pre-auction negotiation may not be for everyone and in this article we investigate a few things you More…
Selling and buying homes at auction is as popular as ever in Australia, with auction volumes and clearance rates already at record levels.