Category Archive for "Investing"

Interest Rate

Why negative interest rates would be bad for Australia

Imagine being paid by your bank to take out a mortgage for your next home purchase? It sounds like a pretty laughable scenario – pie in the sky sort of stuff that would never eventuate. Except it has in Denmark,...
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Lending Market

What’s changed in our lending markets?

New research has claimed looser bank lending is the key driver of the house price rebound in Melbourne and Sydney – not the Coalition’s surprise election win. In an article published on its blog, non-partisan think tank the Grattan Institute...
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Rate Cut

Record low rates – what should you do?

Australia is now in a situation where anything can happen when it comes to interest rates. The Reserve Bank shaved another 25 basis points off the official cash rate on Tuesday, lowering it to a record low 0.75 per cent....
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The dos and don’ts of successful investors

Real estate investing used to be a rather niche industry, confined to the few Australians who had significant reserves of cash and a genuine interest in the property market. These days, you could be forgiven for thinking that everyone is a real...
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Home Loan

Can I get a home or investment loan?

It’s one of the first things we always get asked, “Can I get a loan?” or “I’ve heard it’s impossible to get money from the banks” etc. etc. Well, thanks to our media outlets that falsely report and misrepresent the...
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What is a good credit score?

Some of the most common questions I get asked from clients relate to their Equifax score, or their credit rating. Equifax is Australia’s largest credit reporting agency and allocates you with a number that is essentially a summary of your...
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The stages of a construction project: completion and realisation

If you’re a parent, you’ll know that the final few weeks of the pregnancy are an exciting and daunting time. The road to get here has been long, sometimes uncertain, perhaps challenging but very rewarding. And now it’s almost time...
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Market Forecasts

Housing Market Forecasts 2019-2022

The annual QBE Australian Housing Outlook for 2019-2022 has just been released and have shown some very interesting statistical data that should enable us to look at and invest with confidence in the coming year. This really is one of...
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The living expenses debate

OK, who wants to go first in having a “bash” at anyone of our banks? Forget the AFL and NRL football finals, or even the cricket and our quest to retain the Ashes, No people, its bank bashing that really...
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The stages of a construction project: construction and project management

Have you ever watched that great television series Grand Designs? It follows the journeys of ordinary people with big ideas for their dream homes, from concept to incept and through to completion. The developments are each unique in scale and...
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