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Buy smarter with help from Heritage's Open House Heroes

Feel like you know this week’s real estate guide back to front? If so, you’re on the right track. Doing your research and preparing yourself to shop around is an important part of securing your dream home. We know it’s a hard process and there’s a lot to understand so we’ve pulled together a group of people who have the inside tips to preparing yourself for an Open House. Watch the videos, download the eBook and sign up to receive your very own detailed property report right here. Don’t forget to come back and visit, as we’ll be updating this page with new insights over the next few weeks.

David Snow of Peter Snow and Co. Real Estate reveals his top tips for buyers wanting to maximise their visit to an open house.

Let our handy eBook help you get through the purchase of your next house

At Heritage, we like to ensure our customers are equipped with the best information and support possible, especially when it comes to making one of the biggest purchases of their life. We’ve spoken to home lending and real estate experts and put together some of the best hints and tips into a handy, easy to read eBook.

The Top 10 Open House Weirdos - which one are you?

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Home Lending Specialist Olivia Butterworth explains her best tips to ensuring you are prepared to shop for your next home.

* Home loan comparison rate based on a $150,000 loan over 25 years.  Fixed loan comparison rate applies only for loans with an LVR of 80% or less and a loan amount of $150,000 to $249,999.  WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

Interest rates are on a per annum basis. Rates are correct as stated and subject to change without notice. Rates shown are for new loans and do not apply to switches or internal refinances.

Home Advantage Variable rates include discounts shown from the Standard Variable rate. Home Advantage Living Equity rates include discounts from the Living Equity rate. Discounts are based on total lending in the package. Discount Variable LVR rates are for new lending and include discounts from the Discount Variable Loan Rate.  Discounts are not available in conjunction with any other interest rate discount or special offer. All fixed rates are fixed for the period stated and revert to the variable rate applying at expiration of the fixed term. To approved applicants only. Conditions, criteria and fees apply.

Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) is the loan amount divided by the value of your security property (determined by Heritage Bank at assessment), multiplied by 100. Owner Occupied loans have a maximum LVR of 95%, Investment loans have a maximum LVR of 80% and Living Equity has a maximum LVR of 80%. Heritage is not accepting any new investment applications until further notice.

This advice has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this you should, before acting on this information, consider its appropriateness having regard to your objectives, financial situation or needs.

Generate a personalised Key Fact Sheet based on your loan amount, term and repayments. This tool is provided to help you compare home loans from Heritage with other financial institutions.