September 2013

First home buyers: New versus established property?

By the resi financial blog team, 23 September 2013

Should a first home buyer purchase a new or established home

As a first home buyer, it can be difficult to wrap your head around all the nuances of finding the perfect property. After all, you'll probably want to find the perfect property first time around, which can add up to a lot of sleepless nights and hectic days.

However, one of the first aspects to investigate and understand is the type of property you're interested in purchasing. When choosing between properties, understanding the basic differences between new and established can help str ...

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Benefits of getting your first home loan pre-approved

By the resi financial blog team, 23 September 2013

What are the benefits of getting your first home loan pre approved

When entering the property market for the first time it can be overwhelming looking at all the various properties you could buy.

Emotions run high for first home buyers and it’s very easy to become attached to one or more of the properties you come across.

So that you don’t miss out on buying your dream property it’s important to have your home loan pre-approved so that you are prepared before making an offer.

Pre-approving your housing finance will allow ...

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The basics of property investment: Understanding capital gain

By the resi financial blog team, 16 September 2013

Capital gains for property investors

Property investment has always been a lucrative way for people to supplement their incomes and can be accessed by anyone who takes the time to research the market and invest in smart locations.

There are a number of different terms and concepts to understand before you make any property investment decision. One important concept to grasp is capital gain and its importance for investment success.

Capital gain is when an asset increases in market value, giving it a higher worth than the original purchase price.

In terms of property, this is the type of ...

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