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Astute East Brisbane's Finance Insights

Drawing on his industry experience, Tony Duncan shares his thoughts on industry changes, home loan requirements and a number of important areas to consider when planning your first home purchase or your next property investment. 

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Why Selling Requires a Mortgage Broker: Your Key to Success this Spring Selling Season

Updated: Mar 13

Spring has arrived, and with it, the real estate market is buzzing with activity. If you're considering selling your home, you might wonder, "Why do I need a mortgage broker?" The truth is, whether you're upsizing or downsizing, a mortgage broker is your secret weapon for a successful sale. In this post, we'll explore why a good broker is a must for a seller.

Most People Are Selling to Purchase

Most homeowners who decide to sell their property are often doing so to purchase a new one. This creates a cascading effect, where the sale of your current home is intrinsically linked to the purchase of your next. Understanding this financial link is vital. It's not just about finding a buyer; it's about ensuring you receive the right price to afford your next dream property.

A skilled mortgage broker will play a crucial role in this process. At Asute East Brisbane, we are experts in evaluating your financial situation, defining your goals, and untangling the intricacies of real estate transactions. We can clarify how much you must sell your property to achieve your desired purchasing power.

Spring in Brisbane brings out the buyers and 2023 seems to be no different.

Streamlining the Upsize or Downsize Transition

Whether you're looking to upgrade to a larger home to accommodate a growing family or downsize to a more manageable space, a mortgage broker can make the transition seamless. These transitions come with unique financial considerations, such as determining how to finance a larger property or optimising your finances for a smaller one.

Mortgage brokers specialise in customising your financial strategy to match your unique goals. We can help you find a great interest rate , determine your borrowing capacity, and secure a loan that aligns perfectly with your property transition plans.

A Recent Success Story

A client was recently referred to the astute East Brisbane office. They were looking to downsize their large owner-occupied property but were unable to obtain finance approval from their existing lender.

Upon their broker reviewing the situation, the team at Astute were able to present an alternative lender solution that allowed the client to successfully bid and fund the new purchase. At the same time, they prepared for the sale and settlement of their existing property.

The key to the success here was in connecting with a broker before the sale or purchase. This story is proof again that it pays to plan ahead.

Spring selling season is a key time for house sales in Brisbane.

In conclusion, selling your home is not merely a transaction; it's a journey toward your next property. To navigate this journey successfully, you need a mortgage broker in your corner. We help you understand your financial needs, secure the right loan, and ensure a smooth transition to your new home.

As we embrace the spring selling season, remember that selling requires a mortgage broker. We're here to support you in achieving your real estate aspirations and making your transition seamless.

If you’d like to know more about securing finance pre-approval for your property search or you’d like to know if the pre-approval you have might need to be reviewed please reach out and we’d be pleased to have a discussion. If you’d like to get started on working with us, please compete the enquiry form below and one of our team members will be in touch.


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