Ece Demir

Ece Demir

Ece Demir is a digital content writer for mortgage news and the property sector. She is currently undergoing her last semester for her Bachelor of Communications, with a major in Journalism at Western Sydney University. Ece has previously only written for her university programs with eChoice being her first on-going role.
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Auction clearance rates in NSW reach a 24-year high

Sydney's auction clearance rate reached a 24-year high at the beginning of February, soaring above 80%, signalling further upwards pressure for prices.

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First Homebuyer Hot Spots

First homebuyers are getting in fast to purchase property and the most frequent question asked is which areas are currently the most popular and why!

Money

What to know about getting a second mortgage?

A second mortgage is ideal if you're looking to free-up equity in your home without refinancing. But, this type of mortgage suits only specific situations.

Property

How are rural properties being affected by COVID?

Rural properties and their values are expected to hold strong in 2020 despite the threat and outcome of COVID-19 to the global supply chains.

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Home loan refinancing at record high

Home loan refinancing is at a record high as more Australians take to refinancing their home loan package - putting pressure on lenders to cut better deals.

Money

Credit Score vs Credit File: What’s the difference?

While the meaning of words such credit score and credit file can be confusing, they are important concepts that could be vital to the outcome of your loan.

Lifestyle

Revive your lawn to add value to your home

You may think that your lawn isn't that important, however your lush green lawn has more of an impact than you think and here's how you can revive it.

Lifestyle

How to unfreeze your mortgage repayments

Were you one of the many borrowers who chose to pause or defer home loan repayments at the start of the pandemic? How to unfreeze mortgage repayments.

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What’s happening to homeowners who froze mortgage repayments?

When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in March, many Australians decided to take banks up on offers of 6-month mortgage deferrals. But what now?

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Spotify Australia revenue drop raises eyebrows at ATO

Spotify might gain the attention of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after reporting drastically reduced revenue from its Australian subscriptions.

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Non-major lenders leading the way on home loans

Non-major lenders are sizing up the ability of customers to restart loan payments or take more drastic measures after the deferral period ends.

Property

Advantages and Disadvantages of Personal Loans

Personal loans come with both advantages and disadvantages, so here's some factors that you should keep an eye out for to ensure you make the right decision

Property

Federal government package offers $25,000 grants to home builders, renovators

The Australian government's 'HomeBuilder' stimulus scheme is offering $25,000 cash grants for buyers of freshly built homes or those renovating their property as part of a seven-point plan for startin...

Lifestyle

How much sleep do I really need?

To keep your immune system strong and your health in check here is what you need to about how much sleep you should be getting very night.

Lifestyle

New home boost grant as the RBA & HIA raise property concerns

Under a new proposed scheme the New Home Boost' grant by Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government, buyers of freshly built homes can get a $50,000 cheque

Property

What can you do in a rental house?

While there are rules which may be similar in every state and territory, there are differing rules which you should be aware of if you're in a rental house.

News

The rules in place for working from home

Many Australians are still working from home as the impacts of the COVID-19 press on. Here's what you need to know about tax and restrictions in your state.

Lifestyle

How to balance life when working from home

Still working from home? We know the struggle is real, so be kind to yourself and follow these tips to make WFH life a little easier.

Money

Problems facing NBN rollout

Reduced data and slow internet speed are among the issues that are fuelling are frustrations with the NBN rollout during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Money

ACCC Home loan interim report finds banks make it difficult to get cheap loans

The ACCC Home Loan interim report has revealed that the big four banks have made it "unnecessarily difficult" for home owners to find the cheapest rates

Buying Again

How does ‘rightsizing’ impact the way we buy and invest in property?

Why downsize when you can 'right-size': the art of finding a home more suited to your lifestyle.

Lifestyle

Best tips to maximise storage in apartments

Innovative, space-saving ideas for your apartment to maximise the minimal storage space you have.

First Home Buyers

First Home Buyers are Still Active on the Property Market

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the property market came to a halt. But the property market could be saved by first home buyers who are rushing to invest.

News

eBay and Afterpay have teamed up to help consumers

eBay and Afterpay have teamed up in a bid to help consumers who can now shop both pre-owned and new goods on the platform.

Lifestyle

10-easy tips to organising your bookshelf

Gone are the days of strict dewy-decimal system sorting - organise your bookshelf to suit you with these creative and fun ideas.

News

Home improvement and DIY items top Aussie spending lists

Groceries and alcohol are out and DIY items are in as Aussies move away from pantry-staple hoarding in favour of home improvement supplies.

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Coles and Woolworths set up Online Store for Vulnerable Shoppers

Supermarket giants are implementing online priority scheme to support the vulernable and those who are required to self-isolate as a result of COVID-19.