How to buy property through an SMSF in Australia

A self-managed super fund, or SMSF, gives people complete control over how their retirement funds are invested, whether that be in shares, term deposits or property.

9 things to look for in a mortgage broker

Need to consult a mortgage broker, but unsure who to trust? Michael Brown from Mortgage Broker Sydney sheds light on the ideal broker.

How does home loan pre-approval work?

Buying a home is an exciting time in one’s life, and why shouldn’t it be? You’re making what’s likely to be the biggest purchase in your entire life, and it’s somewhere you could be living for decades to come.

How to negotiate a lower price on a property

Buying a home is probably the biggest single purchase you’ll ever make in your life, unless you’re buying a mega yacht or two. So is it worth trying to haggle a better price on a home? How do you know what the right price to offer on a property is?

Should you buy a new high-rise apartment?

Imagine being evacuated from your apartment because there were fears your apartment building could be about to collapse. That was the scary reality faced by the residents of Opal Tower and Mascot Tower in Sydney.

Houses versus apartments versus townhouses: What type of property should you buy?

Do you dream of a house on a mythical quarter-acre block complete with a Hills Hoist? Maybe you’re keen on the cosmopolitan lifestyle with bars, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Or perhaps you just like the idea of having a gym and a pool in the building while being on top of the busway and right next to Aldi.