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Home Loans

What’s next for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Back at the start of the pandemic, the federal government introduced the First Home Loan Deposit scheme, which proved wildly successful. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme allows first time home buyers with as little as five per cent deposit...
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Gifting Real Estate: Generosity Can Be Taxing

Most people at some point in their adult lives, will think about transferring real estate to a family member.  There are a range of reasons why a property transfer could be something to consider, aside from the obvious, which is...
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Brisbane’s best suburbs for investors

When you’re looking for a Brisbane investment property, there are some key factors to keep in mind that will help you achieve both your financial and property goals.  Firstly, look for a suburb that has demonstrated both strong capital growth...
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Property easements

Cutting through ‘multi-offer’ confusion

When the market is getting hot, as it is now in Sydney and Melbourne, a sense of frenetic urgency creeps in. House hunting on weekends turns into a blood sport and for many it becomes a desperate time.  When you...
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First Time Buyer

Affordable Brisbane 10 starter suburbs for first home buyers

Getting your foot in the door as a first home buyer is challenging. For starters, the sheer volume of decisions that need to be made can be overwhelming. Among your first set of decisions will be, ‘Where will I buy?’...
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Home Loan

How to improve your chances of getting a loan

Getting a home loan is a big step and it’s natural to want this process to go smoothly and with as little stress as possible. This is how it should be, but I talk to many young people, especially young...
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Property Market Rise

How big Brisbane infrastructure helps fuel the property boom

A fundamental equation in the property game is that a rising population can deliver excellent property price growth – and this has certainly been the historical case for Brisbane. One of the best measures of Brisbane’s relative success compared to...
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Low interest rates

What’s next for interest rates and our property market as we move through 2021?

Interest rates are at historic lows – the RBA cash rate remains unchanged at 0.1 per cent following its March 2021 meeting – but the hot topic that has the nation breathlessly watching every meeting is, ‘Will they go lower,...
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Will the Treasurer’s proposed changes to lending criteria save the Australian economy?

Australia’s economic recovery is inching forward, but a key reform designed to give it a shot in the arm – Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s legislation to overhaul responsible lending obligations and free up access to credit in order to get more...
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Property Market

Australia’s property market 2021

The national property market has proven itself to be remarkably resilient following an extraordinarily turbulent year – a statement that would have seemed ludicrous last March. Early in 2020, as the full scope of the pandemic bloomed, experts forecast that...
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