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Pros and Cons between short-term convenience and long-term financial growth. Rent vs Buy: Which is right for you?

NEGATIVE GEARING: CHANGES TO TAX DEDUCTIONS

Last year, important changes to tax deductions for property investors were announced. For some investors, the changes may have a significant impact on the annual deductions you can claim on your rental properties. As your mortgage broker, we like to keep you up to date. Here’s what you need to know about the [...]

By |2018-07-26T11:12:58+00:00July 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Tax|Comments Off on NEGATIVE GEARING: CHANGES TO TAX DEDUCTIONS

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

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

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

PROPERTY INVESTMENT JARGON EXPLAINED

Are you new to the world of property investing? Does the jargon leave you feeling confused? Well, fear not, investor-to-be! We’ve put together a comprehensive list explaining the most difficult terminology. By the end of this article, you’ll sound just like a seasoned property investor when conversing with your friends at the [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:46:50+00:00April 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on PROPERTY INVESTMENT JARGON EXPLAINED

HOW TO: BID AT AN AUCTION BY PHONE

Bidding at an auction by phone is becoming more popular. You may have noticed these bidders – mysteriously whispering into their phones and then bellowing out bids with unwavering confidence. Whilst some of these people are buyer’s agents, others are just experienced property buyers bidding on behalf of friends or family. Read [...]

By |2018-04-19T12:59:32+00:00April 19th, 2018|Property Auctions, Property Purchase, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: BID AT AN AUCTION BY PHONE

OFFICE BUILDINGS: ARE THEY A GOOD INVESTMENT?

Residential property investment has long been popular among Australians, but far fewer venture into commercial property – like office buildings. While residential real estate may be more familiar, there are many benefits of commercial property investment, which is why it’s worth considering as a viable investment option. In recent times, we’ve seen strong [...]

By |2018-04-10T15:07:08+00:00April 5th, 2018|Commercial Property Investments, Investment Type, Real Estate and Properties|Comments Off on OFFICE BUILDINGS: ARE THEY A GOOD INVESTMENT?