Buying a home involves more than handing over a deposit and paying off a mortgage. We explain five major costs to plan for with tips on how to trim the tab – or at least make the expense more manageable.
Get ready for a landmark day in your journey to owning a home and find out what happens at settlement.
Helping you understand what’s available and how it can help
Offering your home for short term lettings can come with insurance issues. It’s important to check if regular home insurance policies provide protection if the home owner finds themselves embroiled in any sort of legal action.
It turns out man’s best friend is the perfect burglar deterrent.
Each Sunday John Symond answers one of your questions – this Sunday we’re looking at Landlord’s Insurance.
With homes riddled with gifts and goodies, people out visiting friends and family and travelling near and far – the holidays are peak season for pesky burglars.
Like you, a lot of Australians will probably have some life insurance in super, but research has shown that the average person is only covered for 14% of what they need. This means that if something does happen, the people left behind are going to have to cover that gap.
There is no shortage of alarms to choose from that can enhance your home’s security – but it’s not always necessary to spend a fortune to help keep your home safe from burglars.
Your local council is responsible for flood mapping within your city or suburb; they’ve been collecting data on floods within your region for many years. Make sure you tap into their resources to understand flood risk as it specifically relates to your property.