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Keen for a sea change? Beat the Millennial rush

Buying a house by the sea in a little known coastal town is no longer reserved for retirees. New research shows that those flocking to coastal towns are now predominately young families.

Five common reasons home loan applications are rejected

Whether it's unrequited love, or an unsuccessful home loan application, getting your heart broken is never easy. Here are five common reasons home loan applications are rejected.

Home loans: to lock in the rate or not?

With some of the major lenders recently lifting interest rates on variable home loans, we've had a number of enquiries this week as to whether now is a good time to lock in an interest rate.

Rentvesting: have your cake and eat it too

Most Australians grow up with the dream of buying and living in their own home. But, given the difficulty of cracking into the market in trendy locations, another option has emerged.

Using your super fund to save for your first home

For most first home buyers, the property market can seem like a tough nut to crack. But today we'll look at a new super scheme that makes it a whole lot easier to save for a deposit.

Parents as guarantors: end your child's first home mirage

They grow up so fast. One minute they're nagging you for a dollhouse, the next, it's for help buying a two bedroom unit in an up-and-coming suburb. If you always find it hard to say 'no' to your kids, here's how to say 'yes' the right way.
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