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How prepared are you for your property purchase?

Eighteen per cent of Australian bidders have failed to get pre-approved finance prior to attending an auction, a new study has revealed.

According to a recent YouGov Galaxy poll, nearly one in five adults in Australia failed to secure finance before buying at auction.

Given it takes time to seek and be granted pre-approval it is important to seek professional advice as early as possible.

Buyers need to determine how much they can borrow and gain certainty that they are being realistic with their expectations.

Pre-approval is an indication from a lender that they feel comfortable lending a set amount of money to a potential buyer. It puts the buyer ahead of the game and strengthens their position when negotiating a purchase.

Carl Thompson – Commercial Lending Specialist, Strategic Investor Group

Is your loan structured correctly?

The Reserve Bank has left the official cash interest rate on hold at 1.5 per cent for the 20th month in a row.

It is “universally anticipated” that the RBA won’t move on rates in the immediate future.

Most economists only expect one rate rise this year and 10 out of 24 analysts expect rates to remain on hold into 2019, and potentially beyond.

It is important to remain fully informed, and understand your options, by reviewing your individual circumstances today.

Carl Thompson – Commercial Lending Specialist, Strategic Investor Group

Location, Location, Location

Sydney has the nation’s most evenly distributed new apartment market – putting it at less risk of inner-city oversupply – according to the 2018 UDIA State of the Land Report.

Just over a fifth of new Sydney unit completions (apartments, townhouses and terraces) were within five kilometres of the city centre in 2017 compared with almost half of all Melbourne unit completions – the country’s fastest-growing apartment market – the report found.

A third of new Sydney units were within 5 to 10 kilometres of the CBD, 28 per cent of completions were 10 to 20 kilometres out and 18 per cent of completions were as far as 50 kilometres from the centre of town.

Obtaining industry best advice is essential prior to making any potential property investment decision.

Carl Thompson – Commercial Lending Specialist, Strategic Investor Group

Coffee with Kiril – Episode 19: What is Airbnb doing to our Sydney property market?

What is Airbnb doing to our Sydney property market?

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Coffee with Kiril – Episode 18: Area X-Ray – Was Your Last Property Purchase Average?

Area X-Ray – Was Your Last Property Purchase Average?

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Coffee with Kiril – Episode 17: Prepare to Lose Money in Property

Prepare to Lose Money in Property

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Coffee with Kiril – Episode 16: The Sound of Sydney Property

The Sound of Sydney Property

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Coffee with Kiril – Episode 15: The real risk to Sydney Property

The real risk to Sydney Property

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Coffee with Kiril – Episode 14: Interest rates going up? No chance

Interest rates going up? No chance

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Coffee with Kiril – Episode 13: Property affordability, a global issue

Property affordability, a global issue

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