To Buy or Build a House: Weighing the Pros and Cons 

Buy or Build a House in 2023 - Pros and Cons

So, you’re finally ready to take that big step into homeownership, huh? Congratulations! It’s an exciting journey, and we’re here to help you navigate one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make – do you buy or build a house?   We get it; it’s a tough call that can cause significant overwhelm! So, let’s…

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9 Tips for Overcoming Buyer Fatigue When Buying a House

Overcoming buyer fatigue when buying a house in NSW (2)

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone and marks a significant step towards your independence and financial stability. However, amidst the excitement lies a challenge many first-time buyers face: buyer fatigue. This phenomenon, often accompanied by stress, decision overload, and house hunter overwhelm, can make your property-purchasing journey feel like a nightmare. In this…

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A picture of three levels of a Strata Property

Strata properties are increasingly popular, offering a convenient and often more affordable housing option. There are more than 85,000 strata schemes in NSW, and around 50% of Greater Sydney will live in buildings with strata schemes by 2040. However, before diving into the purchase of a strata property, it’s crucial to understand the legal framework,…

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Building Your First Home: 6 Tips for Choosing the Right Builder

Two people sitting on the floor looking at their house plans. They're building their first home

Building your first home is an exciting journey that can be both challenging and rewarding. From choosing your block of land, finalising your design and then surviving the construction process, every step gets you closer to turning that key.  It can be a real rollercoaster ride, and the process can be overwhelming for a first…

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Real Estate Wise Up: Breaking Down Property Industry Jargon

The property industry is full of technical terms and jargon, making it difficult for people new to the industry to understand. Whether you’re dipping your toe in as a first home buyer, considering real estate investment, or just someone interested in the property market, it’s important to be familiar with some of the most common…

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Preparing for Auction Day: A Home Buyer’s Guide

a group of people holding up their bidder numbers as they bid at a house auction

You’ve found the house of your dreams and can imagine living inside those walls. But it’s for sale by auction, and suddenly, you feel overwhelmed by the process. How does an auction even work? How will you bid on auction day? Can someone else bid for you? Many people find auction day to be daunting,…

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Savvy Ways to Save Money When Moving House


Whether you’ve just bought or sold your house, moving is not a cheap experience. And it doesn’t matter if you’re moving because of job transfers, family changes or other circumstances; finding the money to pay for everything that comes with the move can be stressful. Did you know that some things won’t cost you a…

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How To Budget For Your First Home In 5 Simple Steps

couple in bed with laptops and a tablet discussing how to budget for your first home

With interest rates and the cost of living soaring, saving for your first home can be challenging. But, if you’re determined to buy, we’re determined to help you get into your first home sooner. Here’s how to budget for your first home in 5 simple steps.  1. Prioritise Your Spending Firstly, prioritise your spending. Cut…

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The Real Cost of Buying a Home in NSW

family in the yard who now understand the cost of buying a home in nsw

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. And, the truth is, unlike buying a piece of clothing from your favourite store, the price on the tag isn’t what you’ll end up paying.  In this post, we’re uncovering the real cost of buying a home. You’ll find out about the upfront,…

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