Breaking down the budget.

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Budget can be a tough time, even if you are financially savvy. Politicians are experts at putting forward a budget that sounds amazing (spin anyone?) but when you break it down it affects you more than you realise. So how does the 2017 budget affect you? Let’s take a snapshot … Read More

Are you looking to invest in property? Here’s what you need to know before you get finance.

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If you’ve made the decision to invest in property you’ve probably done your due diligence in making sure it’s the right choice for you. If you’ve considered shares, stock market or gold and decided property investment is for you then let’s look at how to get into the right head … Read More

Is it time to review your interest rates?

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When finances seem tight in the household budget it’s normal to let go of the luxuries in our lives. From take-outs, to trips to the cinema, we sometimes look at trying to find a better deal on all our insurances. Mind you this is an excellent idea even if the … Read More

How the budget will affect you as a home owner/property investor.

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The top 5 points to take away from the 2017 budget if you’re a home owner or property investor: In what has been an idea floated numerous times (and shot down), it’s the old policy of the “first home saver accounts” introduced by Labor. The federal government has given into … Read More

What the RBA is likely going to do with interest rates in 2017?

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What the RBA do to the cash rate and, in turn, to your mortgage interest rate (if passed on by your lender) can be enough to set your blood pressure going. So what does the RBA have in store for 2017? As always it will depend on who you ask … Read More

Top 10 tips for preparing to sell a home

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As you know we all love lists here and nothing beats a good check-list prior to selling your own (or investment) home. We’ve scoured the web, asked our clients and these are the Top 10 tips for preparing to sell a home: Repaint the walls neutral colours. As much as you … Read More

Top 10 things you need to do before applying for a home loan

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We all love a check-list (note financial geek here) but you’ll find a checklist is a great way to make sure you have all you need before applying for a home loan. So here they are: 1. Get a hold of your credit file/score. It’s a fairly straight forward application … Read More

How to keep your emotions in check when purchasing a home

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Buying a home is an emotional experience, especially if it’s your first and you can’t escape it. What you can do, though, is seek to understand how emotions affect your thought process, the price of your home, what you’re willing to pay and what you’re willing to overlook. Emotions are … Read More

Negative Gearing – A Political Game.

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Property has always been seen as an easy mark to raise taxes and duties but the price we pay may be higher than what can be forecast during this election campaign. Negative gearing is going to be an election pressure point. Both sides of the government seem to be aiming … Read More

The Family Home

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We have huge under-utilised assets in the family home; why shouldn’t it be used to accumulate wealth for those still earning a living and contributing to the system? If we take that away where will the money go? Certainly not in to our shaky share market with dismal results – … Read More

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