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Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 22:01

Could you renovate one room at a time?

Buying a "do up"

Buying and renovating seems like the Aussie dream! A bit of luck in the real estate market, combined with the sweat of your brow, only good things could happen - right? Maybe. There are times when doing up a property simply is not worth the amount of effort and money you will have to pour into it. You could demolish and build, or perhaps just move on and find something else. But sometimes, it works a treat.

Friday 27 February 2015


Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015 01:28

Deciding between fixed and variable rates?

Is it time to fix my home loan?

Fix or float, that seems to be the question. With Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announcing a cut to the cash rate earlier this month, it's no wonder interest rates are the centre of attention for homeowners and buyers alike. While those looking at new home loans may have some decisions to make, if you have an existing mortgage you could also benefit from the reduction - by refinancing at a lower rate than you already have.

Thursday 26 February 2015


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:23

Do you know how to stretch your new home loan further?

What deductions are available to property investors?

Many property investors see a negatively-geared property as an opportunity to minimise their tax liability by offsetting their operating loss against their salary or other income. But have you considered how many different expenses you can claim against when purchasing and running an investment property? It's much more than just the new home loan's interest payments, that's for sure!

Monday 23 February 2015


Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 10:46

Top financial tips for 2015

The New Year is always an excellent time to review your finances and get yourself set for the next 12 months.

Friday 20 February 2015


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:18

Will property help fund your retirement?

Property could bolster retirement income

Australians are under more pressure than ever to make sure they have sufficient income to fund their retirement, with a growing number realising their pension pots might not be enough. As a result, findings from ING Direct reveal that more people are turning to alternative sources of income - and property is one of the most popular.

Thursday 19 February 2015


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