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FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down his second Budget, but how will it affect you?   Childcare and Education A $37.3 billion increase in spending for childcare over four years, has been outlaid in this years budget. This will provide more affordable childcare, including after school care,...

Preparing for Christmas – Today (ways to budget to reduce your Christmas spending stress) If Christmas still seems like a long way away, think about your credit card statement. Because the fact is, if you’re still dealing with some debt related to last Christmas season’s round...

  If you’re getting ready to apply for a mortgage for the first time, it can seem confusing but with answers to some of the most common questions about how to apply for a mortgage, you’ll be more prepared. How much of a deposit should I have? Everyone’s...

Many of our clients are keen to understand what influences their borrowing power and how they can improve their borrowing capacity to be a step closer to their next home or investment property. Did you know that your credit card limit directly impacts the amount...

We spoke with experienced horticulturist, Nursery & Garden Industry Australia representative and creator of online gardening resources Hortiman and Hortipedia, Matthew Carroll, to find out his top garden tips for improving your home’s value. Lawn definition Mowing your lawn goes without saying – doesn’t it? But edging it...

Thinking of refinancing your mortgage? Here are some reasons to do it. 1. Shortening the term of your loan. If you have a 30-year mortgage, refinancing can be one positive way to help you shorten the term of your loan. If you talk to an experienced mortgage broker...

Getting a mortgage to buy an investment property is a great move towards financial security for your future but to protect that investment, you need good tenants giving you a great rental return. To attract the best possible tenants who stay in your property and love...

Whether or not you believe that the newly-inaugurated President Trump will, indeed, make America great again, a lot of Australians are wondering about things closer to their own backyards. And the one question on a lot of people’s lips is:  What does the Trump Presidency really...

When we buy a home to live in, or rent out as an investment property, we’ve been trained to buy well – do our research on the performance of the properties in the same suburb, look for the existence of local amenities, including schools, parks,...