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October 26, 2022

Federal budget 2022 summary – winners and losers.

The federal government’s first budget in office hasn’t delivered too many surprises. As foreshadowed, families and healthcare have been big winners, while tax dodgers and dams have taken a hit in a bid to cut down on […]
July 5, 2021

What are the extra costs of buying a home

Application & establishment fees, stamp duty + more. When taking out a mortgage, many people forget to consider the associated fees and expenses. Here are some of the extra costs that you’ll need to consider when you […]
April 26, 2021

Rentvesting – enter the property market without sacrificing your lifestyle

As property prices continue to rise, purchasing in a centrally-located or sought-after area is out of reach for the average working millennial. Instead, many are opting to rent rather than buy as it means not having to […]
March 26, 2021

Property Investing Preparation Checklist

Investment in real property, such as residential real estate, is likely to be a lengthy process and one that usually involves a plan for the long term. To ensure you have considered what is required before making […]
February 15, 2021

What do I need to know about debt consolidation?

Not to confuse it with debt elimination. If you’re swamped with credit card debt and personal loans, it can sometimes help to talk to a professional about debt consolidation. However, you need to be wary. You might […]
January 25, 2021

When would I refinance my mortgage?

Whenever it makes financial sense to do so. Heard about mortgage refinancing? In the past, most people who took out a mortgage doggedly continued with it until they had paid it off. These days, people refinance their […]
December 1, 2020

How COVID-19 has impacted on Australia’s property market

The RBA’s September announcement that the interest rate remains unchanged comes as no surprise. After all, RBA Governor Philip Lowe told parliament last month that he expects the current record low 0.25% interest rate to stay in […]
April 28, 2020

The best of both worlds: mixed use property investment

Mixed use properties offer a way to invest in both the residential and commercial property markets. While commercial loans often have higher interest rates than a home loan, the current low-rate environment and high rates of return […]
March 19, 2020

COVID-19 – Your financial options during these uncertain times…

Updated: [date] Attempts to control the COVID-19 outbreak through social distancing, including strict lockdown measures, are having a dramatic effect on our everyday lives. The purpose of this post is to let you know about a range […]
October 28, 2019

What to know for a hassle-free settlement day

If you are buying or selling a property, the settlement period is when you will deal with finances and paperwork to legally transfer ownership of the property. Your financial and legal reps will handle the hard stuff […]