July 2018 – rates on hold at 1.5%

As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5% at their July meeting today. This month, it’s all good news for home owners and those in the market for a new loan! Next month (August) will bring us to a record breaking two year period […]

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Neat ideas for renovating a small home

Last year, the Federal Government introduced downsizing incentives aimed at the babyboomer 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. However, when […]

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Property Investment Phrases Explained

Are you new to the world of property investing? Does the jargon leave you feeling confused? Well, fear not, investor-to-be! We’ve put together a comprehensive list explaining the most difficult terminology. By the end of this article, you’ll sound just like a seasoned property investor when conversing with your friends at the dinner table, and […]

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6 Ways to renovate to increase your home’s selling price

When renovating for profit, the golden rule is minimal expenditure, maximum return. The key is to focus on renovations that will maximise your property’s value, whilst not costing you the earth. Here are 6 smart renovation ideas that will resonate with prospective buyers and help you get great returns when you sell. Remember, if you […]

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What to look for in an investment property

Buying an investment property can be a clever way to build wealth for your future. There are government incentives that make this form of investment great for mum and dad investors – such as the potential to claim back losses as a tax deduction. So, how do you go about finding the right property for […]

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How to Spot a Good Fixer-Upper

Buying to renovate and sell can be a lucrative investment strategy, allowing investors to potentially make a fast profit with minimal effort and expense. However, the key is to find the right fixer-upper – one that gives you a maximum increase in value for minimal expenditure. Cha-ching! As your mortgage and finance broker, we love […]

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What you need to consider when buying your second property

If you have already purchased your first home, congratulations! The next step in building wealth for your future could be to plan for the purchase of a second property as an investment. Owning two properties is a great financial ambition and with Australian house prices on the rise, doing so has great potential to improve […]

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7 Top Home Renovation and Décor Ideas for 2017

Out with the old and in with the new! What better way to start 2017 than with a make-over for your most valuable asset? Whether you’re ready for a complete home renovation or simply want to bring your house up-to-date with a few cosmetic changes, you’ll want to get on top of the latest trends […]

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7 Tips for Maximising the Sale Value of Your Property

It’s generally a good idea to protect and improve the sale value of your property, even if you’re not intending on selling in the immediate future. Continuing to invest in and develop the property so that it remains modern and well-maintained will help to grow its value consistently over time. There are, of course, plenty […]

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Adding a swimming pool – is it a good investment?

Now that the hot weather is well and truly here, wouldn’t it be marvellous to have your own swimming pool in the back yard? Not only are they a great way to keep cool in summer, they make great entertainment for the kids and can be a stylish addition to your home. However, as a […]

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