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August 5, 2019

Just because you can afford to buy something, does that mean you should?

It’s a question we frequently need to ask ourselves and it’s a particularly important one to consider when it comes to borrowing money to purchase property either as a residence or an investment!.

J...

July 7, 2019

Buyers frequently contact us to 'discuss a concept' or 'formulate a strategy' but often what they have done already is to have set their mind on a property prior to seeking advice or having a strategy…and in many cases, the property is a terrible idea.

There are five re...

June 7, 2019

Are you about to sell your home, upsize, downsize or access equity? Then you should be looking to refinance your home loan and make the most of the best home loan deals currently on the market.

This could potentially help you save thousands a year and even shorten the l...

May 7, 2019

There are many things to consider when purchasing an investment property. Choosing a location, determining rent and knowing how many times you can drop “my portfolio” casually into conversation without sounding like a banker.

However there are risks involved – and not e...

April 6, 2019

For investors looking for certainty and clarity it can be useful to take stock of where we have come from and where we are today before we examine what the future may have in store.

Australia has always been affected by the global economy.

The 1890s recession had its cat...

March 5, 2019

There’s a lot that has to be taken into account when it comes to property investment and while some things seem obvious, chances are there are certain elements you may not have thought about.

Step 1: Choosing your property
 

The area you choose to buy is a crucial elemen...

February 8, 2019

Measuring house price movement is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you are removed from a local market.

No two properties are ever the same, with size, position and quality varying significantly.

Making things even more complicated is the fact that even similar pr...

January 3, 2019

With comprehensive credit reporting now in play, tightening lending practices and open banking having commenced, the landscape of applying for finance is changing rapidly.

Never before have the details of consumer spending been so accessible for lenders, especially as o...

December 6, 2018

Changing your home can be an exciting time but, negotiating the purchase of a new property and the sale of your existing home can be a tricky one.

It’s often hard to know whether to sell or buy first as you may need the proceeds of the sale to fund your new purchase but...

November 8, 2018

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has released ASIC Report 575 detailing research into self-managed super funds (SMSFs) highlighting a number of areas where consumer expectations around SMSFs are inconsistent with the reality of running one.

The...

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