Beginners guide to buying an investment property

Thinking about buying an investment property? Between understanding your finances and knowing when, where and what to buy, the whole experience can be daunting.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed- stop right there! We’ve compiled some of the best tips to ensure that your investment property brings you the rewards you’re looking for. Calculate your co...

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A first timer’s guide to moving out

So you’ve made the decision: it’s time to leave the nest. You’re going to take that first epic leap towards independence move out of your parents' place. The lead-up to moving out of home is an exciting time – you’re planning your new living arrangements, thinking about where to live and looking forward to sweet, sweet freedom! But the reality i...

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Four things every first home-buyer should know

Purchasing a new property can be challenging even for seasoned home-owners – but for a first home-buyer, this process can be 100 times more daunting. In fact, if you’re only just getting started on your journey to becoming a home-owner you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the things you DON’T know. For example, you’re probably wondering how to find...

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How to refinance in 5 easy steps

Today’s mortgage market is very competitive, so if you’ve put your mortgage on ‘auto-pilot’ you could be paying more interest than you should be. If you’re looking to save money and pay off your home loan sooner then it makes good financial sense to review your home loan to see whether refinancing could be right for you. Stephane Feuillye, MOVE Ba...

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Renovate or Sell?

If your property is no longer ticking all the boxes, we’ve collected a few of the major pros and cons you should consider before you decide if you should stay or go. Renovating your home Deciding to renovate can be an exciting challenge! You get to tailor make the changes that you want and design everything to suit your style and budget. Plus, if...

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Refinancing: FAQ’s

If you’ve had your home loan for more than 3 years, new research suggests that you could be paying too much. Today’s mortgage market is very competitive, so it makes good financial sense to review your home loan from time to time to see if you could be saving money and if your loan offers the flexibility you need [i]. Not long ago we showed you h...

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Member Story: Jake’s advice for first home buyers

For most of us, buying your first home is a very steep learning curve. It means entering into a world of strange lingo, curious calculations and big decisions. Even for seasoned homeowners, buying property can be a daunting experience- that’s why it pays to have someone in your corner. Jake and Jessie from Acacia Ridge recently bought their first...

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MOVE Bank explains: fixed, variable or split?

If you’ve ever been through the process of choosing a home loan you’ll know that there are literally hundreds of different products to choose from. But before you delve into the sometimes confusing array of loans on offer, there’s one even more important decision you need to make first – what TYPE of loan are you looking for? The majority of home...

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