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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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First Time Investing

Sydney’s best investment options in 2021

If you needed proof of the strength and resilience of Sydney’s property market, you only need to see how it performed during an unprecedented crisis of staggering proportions. The New South Wales capital has once again proven itself our nation’s...
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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 Boom

Has Covid-19 changed what we want from our homes?

OK, so who’s been stuck at home, in what you thought was a spacious property, right up until Covid-19 hit? All of a sudden we’ve got people trying to find space to be able work, study and then relax all...
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Interest Rate

Your outcome or your interest rate, what’s more important?

When taking out a mortgage it’s common to focus on the interest rate and weigh this heavily, positioning this single piece of data as the deciding factor when choosing a lender. After all, the lower the interest rate, the more...
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Structuring your finances

Why property investment is about finance, not real estate

Buying a property, whether it’s your first or your fifth, is a well-established pathway to long-term prosperity. It’s a brick-by-brick journey to building personal wealth and it requires patience and discipline to achieve your goals. But acquiring property isn’t just...
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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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8 Charts explaining why we’re in for a great time in property in 2021

Who would have believed it? 2021 is going to be a great year property, but if I had told you that six months ago or eight months ago you wouldn’t have believed me, would you? Now I know some people...
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Mortgage

Why won’t mortgage holders switch their loans?

Every day I’m still staggered by the complacency of everyday Australians and how either unwilling or ignorant they are when it comes to the interest they pay on their home or investment loans. Despite big reductions in interest rates over...
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Property Market

Will low interest rates be a property market lifeline?

At just 0.1 per cent, our official cash rate is mind-bogglingly low. And based on the minutes of the latest Reserve Bank of Australia meeting, it’s expected to stay this way for years to come. However, while it’s clear interest...
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