Useful Tips

Here are links to all of EquityVision Tips.

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We’re often adding to the list and updating them, so if there is a Tip you’d like to see, or if you have some feedback on an existing one, We’d love to hear from you. Email us at advice@equityvision.com.au

What are some Private Sale tactics?
May 7, 2018

Private sale is where have to negotiate with the vendor’s agent (the Real Estate Agent) and arrive at an acceptable price to both parties, resulting in a contract of sale being signed.

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What is an Offset Account?
May 7, 2018

An offset account is simply a bank transaction or savings account that’s attached to your home or investment loan.

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Guarantors on loans
May 6, 2018

A guarantor promises to make the payments or reimburse any shortfall in the event that the original borrower does not pay and/or the property is sold at a loss.

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Credit Reports
May 5, 2018

Credit Report providers hold credit-related information which is primarily used by banks and other lenders to assist them in assessing applications for credit.
If you have every applied for or used credit in Australia, you will have a credit file.
See my Tips on Adverse Credit History for more information

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Financial Hardship options
May 5, 2018

Life events such as unemployment, health issues, relationship separation and natural disasters can impact your ability to meet your home loan commitments. In such events you can ask your home loan provider for a hardship variation to change the terms of your loan.

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Adverse credit history
February 24, 2018

An adverse credit history indicates that there are negative reports or past transactions showing unpaid debts, overdue accounts, over the limit transactions or dishonoured payments.

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Fixed Rate Loans – Lock in Option
May 6, 2018

If you have selected a Fixed Rate home loan, the fixed rate that will apply will be the advertised rate on the date of settlement

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Property Checklist #1 initial
May 13, 2018

Finding a property can be a challenge, especially when you have so many different considerations to take into account. Give yourself a head start through determining your ‘must have’ features compared to those you could possibly live without.

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What costs are there when buying a property?
May 5, 2018

Stamp Duty
Conveyancing
Moving
Building or Contents insurance
Lender application fees
Building inspection, pest inspection and strata reports
Proportion of Rates/etc at settlement

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Auction tactics
February 24, 2018

An auction is conducted in public on a date set by the vendor. If you intend to make a bid, you or your representative will have to attend the auction to make an offer. You will win the auction if you’ve offered the highest bid above the vendor’s reserve price. If all bids are under the vendor’s asking price, the property is “passed in” and the auction is finished. Private negotiations will then usually take place with the auction’s highest bidders.

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