ALEXANDER HEIFETZ BLOG

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    Why so many Australians are building rather than buying in 2020

    There’s a land rush happening across Australia bolster by grants and incentives, and premium house prices. Lofty property prices - thanks to general scarcity of stock and buyers making the most of low interest rates - and a raft of compelling building and first home buyer incentives have turned t...

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    The process of building a home and growing a baby are not so dissimilar.

    After you’ve saved for stamp duty and a deposit, secured land and loan, the journey of creating a new home averages about nine months - give or take. And just like parenthood, building a home from scratch, the trials and rewards are part and parcel of the journey.

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    Building a home requires a special type of loan.

    Just as moving into an existing home is simpler than creating one from scratch, a construction loan has more processes and complexities than a standard mortgage, Never fear, the experts are here to handle it for you. We can ensure a seamless process from the dream to the dream home.

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    Common misconceptions about HomeBuilder

    Whether you’re renovating or relocating this year, this $25,000 sum is helping lots of buyers and owners grow their property assets during a pandemic. I’m finding that - in the absence of overseas travel - my clients are focusing on property this year, and the HomeBuilder scheme (plus record low ...

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    How to get lenders to fall in love with you

    Good habits are gold. And it’s never too late to start, even if business is down, your hours have been cut back, or you’re receiving government assistance. I can help you get into a position where lenders still consider you a possibility.

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    Two letters, but a world of difference

    It’s only two letters that separate these two professions, but for your clients it could be a costly distinction. Read on as we break down the shifts.

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    Let's break down the shifts

    I find capturing the movements of the various markets so beneficial for my clients, particularly those who are looking to invest outside the local area. Read on as I break down the shifts.

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    Why everyone's doing it

    I’m not sure what the collective noun is for refinancers; a review, a revolt, a rave… whatever it is, there are record numbers of them. Read on to find out more.

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    The top trends in home loans

    ​COVID-19 has done some strange things to the mortgage market. Here are some of the biggest trends I’m seeing in home loans this month.

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    Are your clients eligible to buy a home while receiving JobKeeper?

    Saving for a property deposit can be tricky. Add the stress, complexity and hardship of a global pandemic and your clients are bound to have some questions. I’m here to give you the lowdown on how the home loan process works if your clients are planning to buy a house and are receiving JobKeeper.

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    JobKeeper. Your questions answered

    Saving for a home loan deposit can be tricky enough as it is. Add the stress, complexity and hardship of a global pandemic? You’re bound to have some questions. I’m here to give you the lowdown on how the home loan process works if you were planning to buy a house and are receiving JobKeeper.

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    Buying your first home in today’s COVID world

    The Government has released a number of initiatives to help First Home Buyers get on the property ladder faster. It can feel a little overwhelming trying to understand all of the financial jargon and if you are eligible for the scheme. Let’s dive into the details.

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    $25k HomeBuilder offer

    ​In the midst of the craziness that is 2020, there is always a silver lining. Yesterday, the federal government announced a $700 million housing package for Australians to access $25,000 grants to build a new home or start a major renovation. What does that mean for you? As a first ho...