Month: March 2017

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What the RBA is likely going to do with interest rates in 2017?

What the RBA do to the cash rate and, in turn, to your mortgage interest rate (if passed on by your lender) can be enough to set your blood pressure going. So what does the RBA have in store for

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Top 10 tips for preparing to sell a home

As you know we all love lists here and nothing beats a good check-list prior to selling your own (or investment) home. We’ve scoured the web, asked our clients and these are the Top 10 tips for preparing to sell

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Top 10 things you need to do before applying for a home loan

We all love a check-list (note financial geek here) but you’ll find a checklist is a great way to make sure you have all you need before applying for a home loan. So here they are: 1. Get a hold

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How to keep your emotions in check when purchasing a home

Buying a home is an emotional experience, especially if it’s your first and you can’t escape it. What you can do, though, is seek to understand how emotions affect your thought process, the price of your home, what you’re willing

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Negative Gearing – A Political Game.

Property has always been seen as an easy mark to raise taxes and duties but the price we pay may be higher than what can be forecast during this election campaign. Negative gearing is going to be an election pressure

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The Family Home

We have huge under-utilised assets in the family home; why shouldn’t it be used to accumulate wealth for those still earning a living and contributing to the system? If we take that away where will the money go? Certainly not

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Housing demand slowing, but no bubbles bursting

It’s going to burst! Property heading for disaster! We’ve all seen the headlines, they make great click bait and generally creates panic for everyone, home owner and mortgage lender alike. But let’s take a step back and look at some

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Reserve Bank leaves interest rates alone.

For 12 months straight the Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold, steady at 2% since last May 2015. But what does that mean? Though the cash rate has been left at 2% it’s possible that the RB is

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Are you on top of your cash flow?

What is cash flow? Its technical definition is “the total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business, especially as affecting liquidity” this pretty much translates to how many money you have at your disposal, cold hard

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