RBA July 2020 announcement

At its meeting today, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept the official cash rate at the historic low of 0.25%. To view the official RBA statement, please visit the Reserve Bank’s website. With this announcement, it is likely interest rates will remain low for a while. Now is the perfect time to compare […]

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Keep your indoor plants happy this winter

Winter is here and during these colder months, your indoor plants are going to have a harder time staying healthy and will require a little extra care. Not only do indoor plants make our home look lively and fresh, they also purify the air we breathe so it’s important to keep them happy! Here are […]

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Take control of your budget

Getting your budget under control and your finances in order is absolutely essential to anyone looking to apply for a home loan, but it’s particularly important for first home buyers about to take the first step on the property ladder. Now the end of financial year has arrived and you’re getting all your paperwork together […]

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EOFY: Why property investors really love tax time

Don’t you just love getting a tax refund? Whilst nobody enjoys all the paperwork that goes with filing a tax return, getting it right can be rewarding particularly if you’re a property investor. One of the major benefits of investing in property over other asset classes, is support for your investment from the Australian government […]

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Mortgage Focus June 2020

Winter has arrived quickly and we’re hoping you’re well and keeping warm. Recently the property market slowed down considerably with the COVID-19 pandemic having a huge impact. Find out more about home value movements in each state below. Interest rate news The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it has decided to keep the official […]

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RBA – rates on hold for June 2020

This month the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept the official cash rate at the historic low of 0.25%. RBA governor Philip Lowe said in the previous meeting that the RBA is prepared to scale up its bond purchases if needed. They will do whatever necessary to ensure bond markets remain functional and achieve […]

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Your home wellbeing guide

Our daily routine has been forced to change recently due to the coronavirus pandemic. Being stuck at home for a length of time can set you up for unhealthy habits if you are not careful. During these times, it is more important than ever to practise self-care and look after yourself. Here are a few […]

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Pre-tax time checklist for property investors

Tax time is approaching again! Was that a groan? We understand. If you’re like most property investors, trawling through receipt upon receipt to tally up your allowable deductions is probably not your idea of fun. So, as tax time looms we wanted to share our pre-tax time checklist to help make things just a bit […]

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How to finance the equipment your business needs

With interest rates at their lowest ever, it’s not only a great time to buy a property, it’s also a great time to get the equipment you need for your business, or even to start a new one. You may be keen to use the EOFY sales to save yourself some cash, or you may […]

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Mortgage Focus May 2020

Days have started to get colder as we see the first glimpse of winter. We hope you are well and safe where you are. Autumn is usually a busy time for property auctions, but we have seen a decline in numbers due to the temporary ban on onsite auctions and open inspections. When the COVID-19 […]

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Securing your family home

With Coronavirus forcing many of us to slow down and work from home, it’s a good opportunity to reassess how safe our properties are. Here are some tips. Protecting against flooding Check with your council if your home is in a flood-prone area. Ensure all windows and doors are secure. Ideally there should be no […]

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How to keep kids entertained at home

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed the world we live in. With the social distancing precautions in place, families are now forced to stay home together, which can be challenging as our daily routines are disrupted and kids become restless. Here are some suggested activities to keep kids entertained during this isolation period. Arts and […]

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