A simple, easy to understand explanation of what mortgages and construction loans are, and how they work.
Learn the difference between variable and fixed interest loans - and get the information you need to decide which is right for you.
A simple, easy to understand explanation of how home equity works - and what it means to you.
A simple guide to Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI), explaining what it is, why you might need it and how to avoid it.
Find out what negative gearing is, how it works, and how it can be used for deductions from your income tax.
A rundown of the many different types of lenders you can talk to for a loan - and what to expect from each.
Unless you're swimming in cash, finances are a very important consideration when it comes to renovating sensibly. While they aren’t usually cheap, they’re often very easy to justify in terms of the value they’re likely to add to your home.
The first step to building a house is to find out how much you can afford to borrow (if you need to) - and to arrange for the necessary finance.
Find out what kinds of tax issues you may need to consider for your investment property.
A guide to gross and net rental yields, how they're calculated and what they're used for.
Straightforward advice on what to expect if you're thinking of refinancing or consolidating your debt.
Find out what happens if you skip a mortgage repayment - and how to stay on good terms with your lender.
Part of getting a home loan is ensuring you can afford repayments. Find out how 'serviceability' is assessed.
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Spy holes, peep holes, door cameras - there are many different types, but they all serve the same purpose; to show you who's on the other side of the door.
There are plenty of builders and contractors available – and while just finding some contractors for your renovations isn’t necessarily hard, there’s a bit more of an art to locating people you can really trust and properly communicate with.
Find out more about what plumbers actually do, why it's important to use a plumber, what kind of work plumbing involves and what plumbing's needed for new homes and renovation projects.