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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JULY 2018

Last month, we continued to see considerable property market activity, despite the arrival of the cold weather. Auction clearance rates continue to fall, indicating that conditions are currently favouring buyers. Interest rates remain low and there are plenty of opportunities out there for savvy property buyers and investors. If you’re looking to buy [...]

By |2018-07-13T10:29:34+00:00July 12th, 2018|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JULY 2018

RENT VS BUY: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

To rent or buy? For some, renting makes good financial sense. For others, it’s just money down the drain. For you it may be a question of short-term convenience versus long-term financial growth, which can make it a difficult decision to make. In this article, we break down the pros and cons of [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:38:49+00:00July 5th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENT VS BUY: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

CO-HOUSING: COULD IT WORK FOR YOU?

Co-housing is a way of living that offers many benefits, especially for seniors. If the concept is unfamiliar, you may be conjuring up images of a 1970s hippy commune, but rest assured you won’t have to wear tie dye t-shirts or become a vegan to be accepted! In this article, we explain what [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:23:08+00:00June 28th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Retirement, Retirement and Estate Planning|Comments Off on CO-HOUSING: COULD IT WORK FOR YOU?

RIGHT TIME TO REFINANCE AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

When is the Right Time to Refinance an Investment Property? Loan refinancing is a strategy used by property investors to access funds - usually to grow or improve the value of their property portfolio. The right time to do it largely depends on your strategy, plans and equity. In this article, we [...]

By |2018-06-21T11:50:26+00:00June 21st, 2018|Loans and Mortgages, Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Refinancing|Comments Off on RIGHT TIME TO REFINANCE AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JUNE 2018

We hope you are embracing the arrival of winter and enjoying the cool change. In recent weeks we’ve seen conditions for property buyers improving, with fewer homes reaching the reserve price at auction and values trending downwards in many markets. During the colder months, there are usually fewer buyers doing the rounds, [...]

By |2018-06-14T11:05:16+00:00June 14th, 2018|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JUNE 2018

NEAT IDEAS FOR RENOVATING A SMALL HOME

Last year, the Federal Government introduced down-sizing incentives aimed at the baby-boomer set. Add this to rising capital city property prices that give just about everyone an incentive to cash-in on their big home, and it’s not surprising that more and more people are looking for smaller, less expensive places to live. [...]

By |2018-05-30T17:01:14+00:00May 30th, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Reno Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on NEAT IDEAS FOR RENOVATING A SMALL HOME

PROPERTY INVESTING: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

When done right, investing in property can help you to build long-term wealth, and who doesn’t like the idea of an additional income stream? (Imagine what you could do with that!) The really great thing about property investing is that just about anyone can understand the principals. If you’re thinking about building [...]

By |2018-05-24T12:25:46+00:00May 24th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on PROPERTY INVESTING: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

CAN A BOARDER HELP PAY YOUR MORTGAGE?

Are you thinking about buying a home and wondering how you’ll cover the mortgage repayments and still have a life? Remember Cousin Jimmy mentioning he was looking for a new pad? Sure, he’s a little ‘unusual’ with his back-scratcher collection and all, but if living with his bizarre hand gadgets means you’ll score [...]

By |2018-05-17T11:26:14+00:00May 17th, 2018|Home Loans, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on CAN A BOARDER HELP PAY YOUR MORTGAGE?

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | MAY 2018

Can you believe it’s already May? If you’ve been thinking about a 2018 property purchase, here’s why now is a great time to go for it. Firstly, the cash rate remains unchanged at a record low level. Secondly, home values and auction clearance rates are falling in many markets around the country, so [...]

By |2018-05-10T10:21:09+00:00May 10th, 2018|Property Market Updates|Comments Off on PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | MAY 2018

RENO: 6 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HOME’S SELLING PRICE

When renovating for profit, the golden rule is minimal expenditure, maximum return. The key is to focus on renovations that will maximise your property’s value, whilst not costing you the earth. Here are 6 smart renovation ideas that will resonate with prospective buyers and help you get great returns when you sell. Remember, [...]

By |2018-05-03T10:12:55+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENO: 6 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HOME’S SELLING PRICE