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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | MARCH 2019

Autumn has arrived and as the weather cools, property markets around the country are starting to heat up. Auction numbers and clearance rates are a bit low for this time of year, but private home sales are going along quite strongly.  Nevertheless, home values are continuing to fall in many areas, and if [...]

By |2019-03-21T11:09:44+10:00March 21st, 2019|Property Market Updates, Suburb Performance Reports|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | MARCH 2019

CAN YOU EXIT AN OFF-THE-PLAN PURCHASE?

Considering buying a property off the plan? It sounds good in theory, with the possibility of stamp duty concessions and other benefits for first home buyers. But in 2018 there were quite a few people who got caught out by the hidden risks. Read on to find out what you need to know [...]

By |2019-03-14T11:06:54+10:00March 14th, 2019|Property Investment, Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties|Comments Off on CAN YOU EXIT AN OFF-THE-PLAN PURCHASE?

FIRST HOME BUYERS: WHY THEY SHOULD START SMALL

When it comes to buying a home, bigger is better, right? Maybe not. All over the world, people are changing their attitude to the size of home they live in. This is particularly true amongst millennials, and if you’re looking to build your first home to take advantage of stamp duty concessions [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:02:45+10:00March 8th, 2019|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on FIRST HOME BUYERS: WHY THEY SHOULD START SMALL

DO YOU NEED TO REFINANCE YOUR INTEREST-ONLY HOME LOAN?

According to a recent news report, more than 900,000 interest only (IO) home loans will come up for refinance during the first quarter of 2019. This kind of loan is very popular with property investors, however, the recent tightening of lending conditions in this area of the market may make it difficult for some [...]

By |2019-02-28T12:42:49+10:00February 28th, 2019|Home Loans, Loans and Mortgages, Refinancing|Comments Off on DO YOU NEED TO REFINANCE YOUR INTEREST-ONLY HOME LOAN?

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | FEBRUARY 2019

We hope you survived all the madness of back-to-school week and returning to work after the summer holidays at the end of January! While February is certainly a busy time of year in most households around the country, it isn’t always the same story in our property markets. The quiet season has [...]

By |2019-02-21T13:20:11+10:00February 21st, 2019|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | FEBRUARY 2019

WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR LENDER

Valentine’s Day makes us think about loyalty – which is an admirable quality in any relationship. But is your devotion to your home loan provider justified?  It’s important to ask your mortgage broker to help you review your home loan from time to time. We’re here to check the interest rate, review [...]

By |2019-02-14T11:28:49+10:00February 14th, 2019|Home Loans, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR LENDER

HOW TO: ACHIEVE YOUR PROPERTY GOALS IN 2019

How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? If you’re serious about achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself, creating a plan is the way to go. Of course, making a plan is easy when you’re talking about losing weight or exercising more (the world’s most popular choices for NY Resolutions every year), but achieving [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:33:48+10:00February 7th, 2019|Financial Planning and Advice, Goal Setting, Money and Wealth, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: ACHIEVE YOUR PROPERTY GOALS IN 2019

SMART WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR CHRISTMAS DEBTS

Did your Christmas spending get out of hand this year? You are not alone! According to a recent news report, our 2018 Christmas spending binge is expected to leave us with a $29.7 billion credit card debt – that’s equivalent to $1,863 per credit card! The good news is that mortgage and finance brokers don’t [...]

By |2019-01-31T11:41:13+10:00January 31st, 2019|Debt Management, Debt Management, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on SMART WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR CHRISTMAS DEBTS

RBA RATE RISE: HOW WOULD IT AFFECT YOU?

It’s been nearly eight years since the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) last raised the country’s official cash rate. Interest rates have been at historical lows for quite some time and as a homeowner, you may never have experienced an “official” rise in interest rates. At present, interest rates remain low and [...]

By |2019-01-17T11:04:47+10:00January 17th, 2019|Home Loans, Interest Rates, Loans and Mortgages, Tax|Comments Off on RBA RATE RISE: HOW WOULD IT AFFECT YOU?

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JANUARY 2019

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed some quality time with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year break. Welcome to our first newsletter for 2019. As many people are still on their summer holidays, there’s not much happening in our property markets this month. Few auctions have been listed around [...]

By |2019-01-25T11:16:19+10:00January 15th, 2019|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JANUARY 2019