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August 2018

PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | AUGUST 2018

By |2018-08-16T12:25:11+00:00August 16th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

Winter is coming to an end and that means there are only a few weeks to go until the busy spring property market kicks off. If you’re looking to buy a home, it may be a good idea to act now while the other buyers are still in hibernation! Here’s what happened in [...]

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CREDIT REPORTING: HOW THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU

By |2018-08-02T11:41:45+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Credit Reporting, Loans and Mortgages, Tips & Guides|

This month, we saw important changes come into effect that could impact your ability to take out a home loan – or make it easier, depending on your credit history. In this article, we explain the new credit reporting changes and how they may affect you. But first, let’s start with the basics – [...]

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July 2018

NEGATIVE GEARING: CHANGES TO TAX DEDUCTIONS

By |2018-07-26T11:12:58+00:00July 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Tax|

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 [...]

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THREE WAYS YOUR BROKER CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH DEBTS

By |2018-07-19T14:44:30+00:00July 19th, 2018|Debt Management, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|

Juggling several debts can be stressful. If you’re struggling to keep on top of your debts or you simply want to save money on interest, we can help you solve the problem and get some peace of mind. Here are 3 ways your mortgage and finance broker can help you deal with your [...]

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JULY 2018

By |2018-07-13T10:29:34+00:00July 12th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

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 [...]

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RENT VS BUY: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

By |2018-07-05T10:38:49+00:00July 5th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

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 [...]

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June 2018

CO-HOUSING: COULD IT WORK FOR YOU?

By |2018-06-28T13:23:08+00:00June 28th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Retirement, Retirement and Estate Planning|

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 [...]

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RIGHT TIME TO REFINANCE AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

By |2018-06-21T11:50:26+00:00June 21st, 2018|Loans and Mortgages, Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Refinancing|

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 [...]

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | JUNE 2018

By |2018-06-14T11:05:16+00:00June 14th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

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, [...]

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May 2018

NEAT IDEAS FOR RENOVATING A SMALL HOME

By |2018-05-30T17:01:14+00:00May 30th, 2018|Home Renovation, Real Estate and Properties, Reno Tips, Tips & Guides|

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. [...]

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