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Guides, tips and ideas to help you at every stage.

Financial Assistance for First Home Buyers

There is financial assistance available for first home buyers. Learn about the Australian government scheme, states grants and promotions.

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Common Things People Forget When They Travel

Listed here are some of the most common things travellers forget to check off their list before they travel.

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Pay less interest on your home loan with an offset account and credit card

Combine your offset with credit card payments to maximise its benefit. Paying off daily expenses with a credit card will help retain money in offset, which in turn helps maintain a lower balance and less interest on your home loan.

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Buying a home as a single parent

While buying a home as a single parent presents some challenges, it’s certainly not impossible. Let us show you how.

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Should you get a home loan conditional pre-approval?

Conditional pre-approval can help first home buyers make sure they don't miss out on snapping up a dream property when the time is right.

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Australia’s top six most affordable electric cars for 2022

Thinking about buying an electric car in 2022? They are good for the environment & have lower lifetime running costs. Find out more about the most affordable electric cars in Australia.

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5 ways to declutter for health and wealth

If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your mental and physical wellbeing, decluttering may be a good place to start. Read on to know how you can do that.

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Credit Cards vs Debit Cards

While debit cards give you access to spend your own money, a credit card allows you to borrow money via your line of credit.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 10: I bought a home… now what?

In the final episode of the Clever Way Home Podcast, we discuss the ins and outs to help you complete the purchase of your first home. Thank us later!

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 9: Making the offer

Learn the nuances of what you can expect while making an offer on a property. If you’re ready to take the big step & make an offer on your first home, the 9th Episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast is worth listening to.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 8: Finding the perfect property

In episode 8 of The Clever Way Home Podcast, we go into the pros and cons of different property types to help you make your decision. If you’re thinking about the type of property you might like to live in, listen in.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 7: Applying for a loan

Hear this insightful discussion on the entire journey of a loan application to make the process easy & less stressful for you. Join us on the seventh episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast.

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Should you renovate with a home loan or personal loan?

Thinking of renovating? Check out the pros and cons of using a home loan vs a personal loan to fund a renovation.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 6: Loan types: fixed vs. variable

Make a well-informed decision in choosing the right type of loan for you. Join us as we discuss fixed & variable loans in detail in the sixth episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast.

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Ultimate Refinancing Guide

Looking to save money on your home loan? Our guide to refinancing your home loan is here to help.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 5: Buying Options

Join us as we speak with Great Southern Bank’s Priyanka Saldanha about different home buying options available for you. Tune in to the fifth episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 4: Perks for first home buyers

Listen to the fourth episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast, as we discuss the available opportunities for First Home Buyers. Tune in if you’re keen to cash in on some exciting perks.

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How to plan a post-pandemic wedding

Planning a wedding can be extra hard at the moment, so check out our handy tips on how to plan a post-pandemic wedding.

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Your guide to switching to an electric vehicle

Ready to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle? Discover everything you need to know in our handy guide.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 3: Tips for saving

Join us as we unearth rich and relatable savings hacks that could help give your deposit the boost it needs. Tune in to the third episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 2: How much will I need?

In the second episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast, we explain the true cost of buying your first home, to help you budget accordingly. Gain a holistic overview of all the financial considerations involved.  

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 1: Making myself loan ready

In the first episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast, we’ll help you take that first big step onto the property ladder by making yourself loan ready. Prepare and stay informed to give you the best chances of success with a lender.

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New year resolutions

Tired of not sticking with your New Year’s resolutions? Here are some simple ones that will help you save some money.

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Tips to prepare your home for bushfires

Summer’s here and so is the threat of bushfires. See how to prepare your home for another bushfire season.

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