What credit score do you need to buy a house?

Want to buy a home? Make sure your credit score is in tip-top shape first. (iStock) For many people, buying a home is the most expensive investment they’ll ever make. Preparing for the investment can take a bit of time and preparation. Spending time preparing for a home purchase can save money, so it’s worth trying. Continue Reading Below One […]

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5 things you need to know before buying your first home

Financial institutions need to know you are sensible with your moneyCredit:Getty No matter what your price bracket is, buying your first home is a major decision that takes planning, research and some serious saving to get the deposit together. But first homebuyers often hit stumbling blocks when stepping into the process of purchasing a home under-prepared, Don Crellin, managing director […]

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Everything you need to know ahead of‘The Good Place’s final season

“The Good Place” is about to embark on its final season, and here’s what you need to know. Across its first three seasons, the afterlife comedy from “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office” alum Michael Schur has proven itself to be one of the most narratively unpredictable sitcoms to ever grace television. Between Season 1’s paradigm-shifting twist, the multiple timelines […]

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Protesters need powerful outsiders to make Hong Kong change stance

Tens of thousands turned out to show Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam her dramatic midweek U-turn on policy was simply not enough. This was the first major rally since the chief executive took to the airwaves to declare the controversial extradition bill was ditched. It was this bill, threatening to send criminal suspects to China, which sparked off the protests […]

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No need for panic, but the government may need another economic plan

The economy is tanking. The Reserve Bank is slicing rates to a level not even considered during the Great Depression. And Donald Trump is playing tariff roulette with China. But none of this is going to have the freshly re-elected federal government panicking. Yet. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg cannot show any sign of panic.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer The […]

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