Summer is finally here and it’s time of year when we all start dreaming of owning our own holiday home and enjoying endless sunny days by the sea. But is buying a holiday home really a good financial decision? Is there a way to make a holiday home purchase work as an investment as well?
Have you been bitten by the renovation bug? It seems that most people you meet have ideas about renovating a house at some stage. Most of us would like to stay in our home for as long as possible. So putting some thought into the design before carrying out renovations makes a lot of sense. Careful thought and planning now may extend the time we can stay in our own home.
Spring is here! The sun is shining, the weather keeps improving, and with it often comes that urge for a thorough spring clean. With a more stable climate, and Christmas holidays looming in the not too distant future, October is a very popular time of year for home improvements and renovations. Here are some quick pointers to make sure your spring spruce up runs on time, and most importantly, to budget.
For some First Home Buyers, the whispers and stories they hear about buying a property encourage them to stay at home, or continue to rent, rather than get their feet on the property ladder. So, the purpose of this article is to dispel some of the “stories” we hear from those of you who are new to the property game.
APRA’s role is to regulate the behaviour of lenders, banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance companies, private health insurance agencies and the superannuation industry. Their mission is to establish and enforce standards and practices to ensure that our financial industry remains stable, efficient and competitive.