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How much Stamp Duty will a First Home Buyer pay in 2017??

by Sean Murphy on April 04

How much Stamp Duty will First Home Buyer’s have to pay after June 30th 2017?? Victorians first home buyer’s will be welcoming changes made by the state government in July 2017, reducing the amount of stamp duty in full in some cases. Victorians pay among the highest stamp duty fees in the country, so this […]

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Solving the Non-Resident Lending Issues

by Anthony Alabakov on February 13

Our firm work with banks on a daily basis, and most of the time banks do a great job in fulfilling the lending needs of Australian borrowers (obviously originated from brokers!). But when it comes to non-resident, I can’t help but shake my head. An abrupt exit from the big banks has left international Investors […]

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Tips on Winning Auctions!

by Sean Murphy on October 17

Melbourne’s auctions are going crazy. Agents are getting huge groups through properties from all walks of life, from first home buyers to investors, things are super competitive. There is simply not enough stock to service the demand. So with more people out hunting for their first or next property, we need to be more educated, […]

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Why young people are investing before buying their first home?

by Sean Murphy on August 31

Property prices in Melbourne and Sydney are absurd, but I am not buying into the idea that young people can no longer enter the property market without significant help. I help them do just that on a weekly basis. However, a lot of millennials cannot afford to buy a home in the area of town they […]

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Brokers Vs Bankers – Who really provides the best home loan services?

by Sean Murphy on August 12

Friends and family know that I’m a ‘mortgage broker’, but they rarely understand what I actually do and they were all asking me the same questions – which inspired this blog. It seems some people think brokers charge huge fees, and only recommend banks that pay the best commission. Some people believe they get paid […]

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How to avoid a poor valuation with an off the plan property

by Anthony Alabakov on June 08

I would like to start by saying this is my personal opinion, but also based on factual information and experiences over my career. Love them or hate them, valuers play a significant part in determining a purchasers experience with an off the plan property. Valuers don’t get the necessary attention when conducting a valuation and […]

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