Federal Budget 2015: Will first home buyers find the key under the real estate mat?

Federal Budget 2015: Will first home buyers find the key under the real estate mat?

Have you ever fumbled in the dark for a spare key only to find out there isn’t one? According to Federal Budget 2015 analysis by property strategist, Michael Yardney, a growing number of Australia’s would-be first home buyers are bound to find themselves...
Ask your Conveyancer: Should banks be increasing home loans to elderly real estate investors?

Ask your Conveyancer: Should banks be increasing home loans to elderly real estate investors?

One of the ways in which we’ve earned and kept the trust and respect of our clients is knowing when to direct them to other professionals for advice. A timely case in point is the increasing chatter about banks dropping upper age limits for home loan lending....
Will your conveyancer refuse to take no for an answer? Don’t bank on it!

Will your conveyancer refuse to take no for an answer? Don’t bank on it!

There’s one thing my team of conveyancers would love this Christmas and it is something money can buy: more funding of settlement officers in our banks. Over recent years, I’ve watched banks gradually reduce their behind-the-scenes staff and numbers of...
Conveyancers open over the holidays: I’m dreaming of a settled Christmas

Conveyancers open over the holidays: I’m dreaming of a settled Christmas

There may well be more than 30 shopping days until Christmas but don’t count on buying and settling real estate before Santa arrives unless you move very quickly and have the right Conveyancer on board to lead you through the maze. There are a few things working...
Hey mum and dad, can I borrow $30,000? Demand for private mortgages rises in a hot real estate market

Hey mum and dad, can I borrow $30,000? Demand for private mortgages rises in a hot real estate market

When it comes to milestones in life, borrowing mum or dad’s car keys has been a big one for several decades. However, in the current competitive real estate market and stretched personal savings, a new milestone is asking for $10,000, $30,000, even $100,000 from...