Articles by Sean Herman

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Sean Herman is the Managing Director of Professional Partners, a boutique Mortgage Broking firm which he established alongside his business partner over 13 years ago, he’s a Charted Accountant and has over 20 years finance experience.


Is it better to buy first then sell?
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Is it better to buy first then sell?

You’re ready to upgrade to a new home but you’ve hit a substantial brick wall.  What do you do first — buy your new property or sell your current home? There are many variables and scenarios to consider in this situation but overall, our opinion is you go for the ‘buy first and then sell’ option….

Getting a home loan approved is like mastering a game of chess
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Getting a home loan approved is like mastering a game of chess

Gone are the days where you could assume that a steady income would grant you some kind of home loan. The current lending environment is a fickle one! What many fail to realise is that getting approval is much like playing a game of chess – make one wrong move and check mate, you’re declined!…

Can’t get your 20% deposit? LMI is the answer!
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Can’t get your 20% deposit? LMI is the answer!

Saving a 20% house deposit is tough especially when median house prices continue to skyrocket. But there is a way to speed up the deposit-saving process by using Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). What is LMI? LMI is insurance you can take out when loaning money from a financial institution.   It protects the lender if you…