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Buying A New Home

Is the HomeBuilder grant worth it?

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge that the political sphere has generally stepped up during 2020. I concede that the usual argy-bargy of party politics is on display. You only have to look at the long running commentary being batted...
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Property Valuator

Seven things you need to do to finance a property portfolio

Building a property portfolio will establish your personal wealth and give you financial security throughout the course of your life but it is a goal that will require a disciplined, steadfast approach and above all, commitment for the long haul. There...
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When is the right time to fix your interest rates?

It’s a great question, it always is. Timing is everything when it comes to fixing your interest rate or rates and we are coming into very interesting times. Well, I shouldn’t say it’s just timing as the other important aspect...
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Sydney house prices changes

What’s happening in our housing markets?

To say it’s been a turbulent year would be an understatement, with the coronavirus pandemic causing the most uncertain period many of us will experience in a lifetime. Our economy has grind to a halt, how we live and work...
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The importance of credit scores and open banking in getting a loan approval

Ask most people under a certain age what their Uber rating is – the long-term average score they’ve been given by drivers of the ridesharing service – and they’ll know it instantly. And many older types will probably be able...
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Virus

Country or City – Where do people want to live after Coronavirus?

Australians have long sought after the “Tree Change” or “Sea Change” phenomenon where they take a lifestyle decision to move to either the country for the cleaner air, or the beach for the water and lifestyle that provides. Well it...
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Property

How early Super access can ruin your home loan plans

The Australian government’s response to the coronavirus crisis is to be, on the whole, applauded. They quickly prioritised the health of our nation and prevented the spread of the early outbreak. Terms such as ‘flatten the curve’ and ‘social distancing’...
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Interest Rates

Why people’s ability to borrow would do more than a proposed interest rate cut

So here we go again, the talk of more interest rate cuts. Well who thinks cutting interest rates from 0.25% to 0.1% or even zero will have an impact on our economy? Exactly, it will have no net benefit to...
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Bank valuation vs market value – How much is your property worth?

Did you know there are two potential values for your property? Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t understand the difference between a market value and a bank value – but it’s vitally important that they do. In fact, sometimes when a homeowner...
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Melbourne

The best investment property suburbs in Melbourne 2020

The turbulence delivered by 2020 has been historic. As we approached the end of 2019, many Melbourne property stakeholders were quietly confident about the coming year. It was expected to be a period where good assets would see reasonable capital...
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