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First-time mortgage borrowers are tiring of being told that these are the cheapest interest rates they’ll ever see.
More important is how to ensure you get a loan.
Here are my top tips:
Have a clear goal: Use online calculators to see what you need to save and how much the repayments will be.
Have a budget and a plan: you need a deposit and to reduce your weekly outgoings. You need to do this for at least six months.
Save a deposit: bigger is better.
THE NORTHERN suburbs are proving a paradise for savvy real estate investors looking to make a strong return on rental properties. Adelaide's top 10 suburbs for rental returns on houses are all in the north, led by Evanston Gardens on 9.1 per cent. Elizabeth South, Davoren Park, Elizabeth North and Elizabeth Downs round out the top five, according to RP Data figures.
A number of major real estate networks are seeing significant increases in web traffic this year, with one group reporting it has recorded its highest number of unique visitors in October. Raine&Horne has experienced an 18-month high in visitors to its website, rh.com.au, with web traffic increasing by 27 per cent over the last 18 months to October 2013. In particular, the network reported that its number of website visitors who clicked through to ‘Find an Office’ had increased by 111 per cent between October last year and October this year. CEO of Raine&Horne Angus Raine said: “Inc
Adelaide’s housing market has been relatively quiet over the current growth cycle with dwelling values rising by just 1.9% over the twelve months to October 2013. Since the beginning of 2009 Adelaide dwelling values have increased by 27% compared with 38% in Sydney, 54% in Melbourne, 21% in Brisbane and 8.5% in Perth. Adelaide is the most affordable mainland capital city with a median house price of $390,000. Such an affordable market potentially provides first home buyers with an easier entry point to the housing market and more diversity in their options.
Christmas will be a bit brighter for disadvantaged children in the Highlands thanks to a group of mates who have combined their strengths.Twenty five local men will run, lift, jump and swim from the river to the mountain in aid of St Vincent de Paul Southern Highlands Christmas Kids Appeal. The event is on Saturday, December 15 from 9am at Briars Inn. Participants will run 14 km, stopping along the way for a range of body weight challenges and finish with a 250 m swim at Bowral pool. Event organiser David Whetton said the target for the event is was $1500 which would go directly to helping
One house on the south coast has had a more colourful history than most. The rambling weatherboard, which has just sold for $1.48 million, started life more than 100 years ago in Sydney's eastern suburbs. For much of that time, it was a prison warden's residence but in later years, it fell into disrepair and was eventually put up for sale about 10 years ago. It's not every day an agent gets flooded with interest for a multimillion-dollar property, even in this market. But if it appeals to investors, it seems no price is off limits.