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Gavin Smith

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Gavin Smith is Director & General Manager of State Custodians and has over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles within the banking services sector. An expert in personal finance, securitised lending and the mortgage industry, Gavin has a Post Graduate Degree in Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW), including several mortgage and securitisation qualifications.

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7 home loan tips for self-employed borrowers

How can self-employed borrowers prepare themselves financially to give themselves the best chance of successfully obtain...
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How to choose a family-friendly investment suburb

If you're looking for an investment property that will appeal to families, you need to first find the right suburb.  ...
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6 reasons to fire your property manager

It can be easy to just assume your property manager is doing everything they should – but what happens if they're not...
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5 financial traps investors should avoid

Once you have secured your next property, the hard work isn't over - and you need to make sure you don't take your eye...
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Top 5 superstitions in the property market

We all know that different demographic groups search for different types of properties – but how do cultural factors ...
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Houses vs apartments

Investors need to know which property type is going to benefit their bottom line. ...
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3 factors to consider before investing in regional areas

Although investment properties in regional areas may give investors strong returns, there are many factors to consider t...
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5 apps to help build or renovate your investment property

It can often be extremely overwhelming building or renovating a property. There is a never-ending list that never seems ...
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Two potentially perilous property investment options

Display homes and holiday investments can seem like fantasitc investment options, but they do come with pitfalls that in...
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5 property investment myths busted

There are several property investment staples Australian investors swear by, but are they fact or fiction? ...
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Top 5 features tenants look for in rental properties

What do renters want when looking for a rental property? What do they expect of you as the landlord? Here is a list of t...
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Investing using an SMSF loan

Investing in property using a self-managed super fund (SMSF) has become an increasingly popular investment option. ...
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Increase your property’s value with landscaping

Landscaping is not only a great way to increase your property’s value, but it can also improve the first impression ap...
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What to do if your property doesn’t sell

If your property is on the market and has had little to no interest from potential buyers, it doesn’t mean your proper...
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Does your mortgage need a check-up?

Do you know what stage your home loan is in or if you have the most suitable option for your circumstances? It is import...

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