Steve and Colleen contacted me in February 2014, wanting to buy their first home together.
They had a strong saving’s history. But their loan application was complicated by the fact that Colleen was new into her teaching contract and they were dipping their toe into the Sydney property market just as it was going into overdrive.
It took them over 12 months to buy their home in Lilyfield. In the intervening period, they got pipped to the post at innumerable auctions and were given the run around by one major bank.
They kept their nerve, diligently researched properties were worth and eventually bought a place not far from where they were then living. We arranged the finance of their home with ING and the Pocknalls were ready to settle before the seller was.
They are now happily living in their new home and are expecting their first child in a few months.