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The benefits of being pre-approved

By the resi financial blog team, 29 January 2015

The benefits of being pre-approved

Too often, house hunters find their dream property but then have those dreams crushed when lender after lender refuses to lend them what they need. Being pre-approved for a home loan means you can look in the price range you know you can afford.

There are other benefits as well. It’s a process that is free and the amount is generally valid for up to three months – although some lenders guarantee it for longer. It also shows agents that you are a serious buyer – there are some that don’t bother showing properties unless it’s to people who can g ...

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Home renovations blog: Trends for 2015

By the resi financial blog team, 28 January 2015

Home renovations blog: Trends for 2015

If you've decided to complete some home renovations this year but are starved for inspiration, have a look through these - some of the hot up-and-coming trends for 2015. With everything from colour choice to texture and materials, you'll find your creative spark here.

Colours for 2015

Many design specialists treat the Pantone colour charts as their industry bible. Every year the Pantone colour of the year inspires makeovers and design fads all over the world . This year's colour is called Marsala.

The rich red-maroon& ...

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Market/Finance News Blog: What are your property investment options?

By the resi financial blog team, 27 January 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: What are your property investment options?

When it comes to analysing market trends and investment opportunities, it's always imperative to know what your options are before getting stuck in. When it comes to purchasing property for speculative purposes, there are a few different possibilities, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Here is a succinct guide to your property investment options.

Bare land and OTP

Land banking is a long-term strategy that involves purchasing land in areas that have yet to be developed in the hopes of generating massive profits. Typically this is rural land that ...

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