Your first meeting with a mortgage broker: What to expect

If you want to get the most out of a mortgage broker, simply knowing the process should stand you in good stead. Marc Barlow of Mortgage Broker Melbourne reveals the key ins and outs of a typical mortgage broker meeting.

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.

What does a property manager do?

Being a property investor is not easy at the best of times, and it’s not just about simply buying the property. You also need to have tenants living there to return a rental income, which can present a whole new slew of issues.

What are the costs of investing in property?

Property investment is enormous in Australia, with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) statistics showing there are more than 2.15 million property investors throughout the country.

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.

Should you lower your home loan repayments?

Home loan interest rates are at record lows these days. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your mortgage repayments should be lower too.

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?