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Saving enough for a deposit Saving enough for a deposit

My partner and I have been saving for our first home for a few months now. We want to buy a house around the $400,000 mark and we are hoping to save at least 15% of the purchase price for the deposit.

Lender's Mortgage Insurance

Lender's Mortgage Insurance With my first home, I only saved 10% for the deposit and had a fairly large fee for Lenders mortgage insurance from my lender. Is there any way to avoid lenders mortgage insurance for my next home pur ... Read more

Property price growth

Property price growth At the moment, we are saving to purchase a property, but it seems like property prices are only continuing to increase. Is this going to continue for the next few years or will we see some relief? How ... Read more

Shopping online

Shopping online I do the majority of my shopping online. But is there a way to be more savvy and save on shipping or other fees? ... Read more

  • Charging rent

    I own one investment property – is there a certain calculation you can do to work out how much rent you should be charging? Read more

  • Buying off the plan

    Is buying a property off the plan a safe option for my first home? Read more

  • Improve your Valuation

    Do you have any tips for home owners who are selling their property and want to get the best possible valuation? Read more

  • Credit Card Debt

    I would love to be able to live without a credit card, but is it possible? I currently owe about $2,000 on my credit card and it just sits there and never seems to reduce. Read more

  • Home Loan Terms

    I am looking to purchase my first home and I have had one lender offer me a 40 year home loan. Read more

  • Increase rental return

    Do you have any tips that could help increase the rental return on my investment property? I have owned it for about 5 years and haven’t had too many vacancy periods, but I think I ... Read more

  • Age and Home Loans

    Is there an age where you become too old to take out a home loan? Read more

  • Changes to Credit Reporting System

    I have heard that there are going to be some changes to the credit report system and was wondering what information the lenders will be able to see when I apply for a home loan? Read more

  • Investing in 2014

    We are considering entering the property market next year and purchasing our first investment property. What type of things do we need to check to ensure we are ready to take that ... Read more

  • Too many financial commitments

    When applying for a home loan, what would be considered a suitable amount of debt? Read more

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