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Free home loan resources and property guides | Mentone

Welcome to our free home loan resources section! You’ll find essential tips and expert advice you’ll need to help you on your mortgage journey.
Whether you’re a first home buyer, thinking about refinancing or investing in the property market, we have the perfect e-guide for you. 
Still have questions? Give us a call on (03) 9585 2000 or click on "Speak to Us" for a quick callback.   

First home buyer's guide

Purchasing your first property can be an overwhelming process and there may be steps you are unsure or unaware aware of. This guide will walk you through all of the steps involved in the buying process.


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Using Equity to Invest Guide

Using equity to invest guide: understand what home equity is and how you could use it to start or expand your investment portfolio.


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Step-by-step guide to home ownership

There are many steps involved in purchasing a property which can vary between residential and investment properties. This guide explains each step in order as well as what is involved at every stage of the purchasing process.


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First home buyer 2020 grants guide

It's worth knowing what Government help is available if you're looking at buying your first home. This guide will walk you through all the grants and schemes available to help you save.


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Home Loan Pre-Approval guide





When you are in the market for a home or investment property, certainty is a valuable asset. Loan pre-approval can help provide that certainty, letting you set a clear purchase budget, negotiate strongly when you find the right property, and bid with confidence at auction.






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Home Loan Features

When selecting a home loan, borrowers should be familiar with the features that may be incorporated in loan products. Features help to differentiate between loan products and will determine whether a loan product is suitable for you.


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Property Inspection Checklist

This checklist will help to guide you through the factors you should consider when inspecting a property.


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Negotiating to buy a Property

Hints and tips when negotiating to buy a property. In all cases, you should seek legal advice because you will be entering into a legally binding contract, and this information should be viewed as a general guide only.


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Building or renovating your home guide

Building a brand new home or completing major renovations on an existing property are some of the most exciting projects we can undertake as home owners. This guide will take you through your loan options for your important project.


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Refinancing guide

Considering refinancing? Our guide explains the reasons, costs and steps involved in refinancing your home loan.


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Guide to upgrading your home

You've built up enough equity to play with and you're wondering which direction you should take. This guide explores the pros and cons of upgrading.


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Property investor guide

Our free, downloadable guide explains the costs and steps associated with the purchase of an investment property, positive/negative gearing as well as pros and cons of houses vs. units.


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Understanding guarantors guide

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll make. A guarantor might be the helping hand you need to get into property sooner. We explain in this guide what a guarantor is, who they are, and how you can benefit.


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Building your home guide

Building a brand new home or completing major renovations on an existing property are some of the most exciting projects we can undertake as home owners.


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Estimated Property Purchase Costs

When purchasing a home there are additional costs you need to consider on top of the purchase price. Use this worksheet to calculate the total cost of your purchase and the loan amount you require.


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Moving House Checklist

This checklist is designed to help you better prepare for and manage the tasks involved in moving houses.


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