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

TEN OPEN INSPECTION TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

Spring is here and if you’re in the market to buy a property during the busiest time of year, you’ll be hitting the open inspection circuit in a big way! Vendors and real estate agents will be using their best tactics to make you fall in love with their properties and entice you [...]

By |2018-10-04T17:57:34+00:00October 4th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on TEN OPEN INSPECTION TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

WHY FIRST-HOME BUYERS ARE BACK IN THE GAME

Remember all the ‘smashed avocado’ media reports about how difficult it is for first home buyers to get into the market? Well now there’s good news! In recent months, we’ve seen a surge in first-home buyer activity in the property market. According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the share [...]

By |2018-09-27T10:48:37+00:00September 27th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties|Comments Off on WHY FIRST-HOME BUYERS ARE BACK IN THE GAME

UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Mention property investment and most people think of a conventional house or apartment. However, there are other types of property investment opportunities which may appeal to those with a little more imagination! In this article, we share some out-of-the-box ideas you may not have considered. Remember, your mortgage broker can assist with finance [...]

By |2018-09-06T12:07:59+00:00September 6th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on UNUSUAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

RENOVATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

There are many benefits to renovating your home. Renovations add value to your property, whilst also giving you the opportunity to improve your lifestyle. For those looking for more space, it may also be a more cost-effective option than buying a new place, considering the cost of agent’s fees and stamp duty. If [...]

By |2018-08-23T10:54:59+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Reno Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on RENOVATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

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