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Land Tax

Do I pay off my mortgage or should I invest?

The current low interest rate environment has a lot of clients asking me whether now is the time to focus on paying off their mortgage. And the strange circumstances we find ourselves in, with 2020 not turning out how any...
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Investor Rise

What is a reasonable interest rate?

There’s a very good chance that you’re paying too much interest on your home loan. That was the declaration earlier this month from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission boss Rod Sims, after the agency conducted an inquiry into mortgage rates....
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House Bubble

First Home Buyers – What are you waiting for?

Amongst all Covid-19 pandemic news and the government wanting to support the construction industry, there has been a strong push towards first home buyers as the boost the economy needs. First-home buyers in every state of Australia already had cash...
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Low interest rates

Are low interest rates here for good?

No matter who you talk to lately, it seems most people are feeling a little uncertain about the future of Australia’s economy, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and affected many vital industries to Australia such as tourism, retail and...
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green home

Taking advantage of the green dream

Regardless of your politics, I think we can all agree that the conversation about environmental sustainability in Canberra has been pretty toxic for a while. But outside of the political bubble in the world of real estate, the view of...
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Loan

10 reasons why you need a mortgage broker

When interest rates are as low as they are right now, there’s a perception among would-be homebuyers that they’d be hard-pressed to find a bad home loan deal. Just look around right now. A mortgage rate that starts with a...
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COVID-19 & Your Finances

Currently we are all facing a time of uncertainty which seems to be changing daily. Please, as a first priority, do what the government(s) are asking and either stay home or maintain your social distancing – this is a health...
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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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Refinance

Is Now the Time to Refinance?

Despite big reductions in interest rates over the past few years, a recent survey found a huge number of Australians would never consider switching lenders. And the sheer volume of people who aren’t interested in the lure of a potentially...
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Interest

Do you know your home loan interest rate?

I bet you don’t! Not to sound like a Negative Nelly, but in my own experience, as well as some new research, the majority of people have no clue about their loan rates whatsoever. Indeed, a recent study found that...
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