Category Archive for "Investing"

Mortgage stress

Are you stressed about mortgage stress?

There appears to be an increasing amount of media commentary about mortgage stress of late. This is mainly because of the “threat” of rising interest rates because, as I’ve written about before, rates can’t stay historically low forever. While most...
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Interest Rates

Interest rate or cash flow: what is more important?

Are interest rates going up? The perennial question. To be honest, the ongoing talk of interest rates and the property bubble, people telling me how hard it is to get into property (as they sip their latte and eat their...
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Fix Interest Rates.

Is now a good time to fix rates?

It’s a never-ending question: “Is now a good time to fix rates?” However, my constant reply is always:  “Well, it depends!” That’s because there are a number of variables that you must consider before deciding whether now is the right...
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Will the stock market volatility cause house prices to fall?

How will the current volatility in the stock market cause our property markets to crash? You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard that the global stock markets have recently experienced some of their biggest falls...
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Get into the property market at 23

How does a 23 year old get into the property market?

If you believed all of the media headlines, young people across the whole of Australia will never own property. According to media reports, housing affordability is the worst it’s ever been, so us “youngsters” should just give up and stay...
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Interest Rates Rising

How to protect yourself from rising interest rates

As we head into 2018, there is already plenty of talk about interest rates rising this year. However, chatter about rates rising has been happening for years now. In fact, can you believe that this year marks 10 years since...
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Sydney property market

What will the CBD and South East Light Rail do to Sydney property prices?

If you’ve ventured into Sydney’s CBD over the past year or so you would have noticed something quite unusual. The bustle along George Street near Circular Quay, while still there, has been usurped by heavy machinery and plenty of people...
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Property Boom in 2018

2018 is going to be a boom year

I predict that 2018 is going to be a boom year! But before you start wondering what I’m “on”, let me explain… I believe this is going to be a boom year for fright! The media is at it again...
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Brisbane Development

Are Brisbane unit developments taking a breather?

Brisbane has been in the property news a lot, and not all of it has been complimentary. The Sunshine State capital’s much publicised new unit oversupply has been hogging plenty of headlines, but is such coverage warranted? Cranes, cranes everywhere...
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Handle Finances Man or Woman

Who is better at handling finances – women or men?

It’s the age-old question, isn’t it? Who is better at finances? Women or men? Of course, each gender has their reasons why they believe they’re better than the other. From being more cautious with money to comparing phone plans to...
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