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In the weeks before the Federal election on July 2, some political commentators described the choice about who should run our country as a referendum on house prices. Why? Because when you look at a couple of the main ideas behind each of the two major political...

We asked you… “When it comes to your finances, what worries you the most?” We recently surveyed our client base and asked them to nominate their top 3 areas of financial worry. Why did we do this? As your finance specialist it is important for us to know...

According to the ATO there are around 1.9 million property investors in Australia and 2.7 million rental investment properties1. Surprisingly, many landlords fail to claim all allowable tax deductions simply because they are unaware of all the expenses they can claim as a tax deduction. There...

If you are a potential first home buyer (FHB) you may be feeling disheartened by doom and gloom in the media as to whether younger generations will ever own their own home. There is no doubt the house price to salary ratio was lower in...

Knowledge is power, and when it comes to financing your new home or investment property, it pays to take your time and be well informed. 1. Do a financial health check: This is an in-depth analysis of your finances to determine if you can actually afford...

We recently heard about the case of a couple who were keen to take advantage of a property investment but their available cash was tied up elsewhere. So what happened? Without immediate access to their cash to pay the deposit it seems they (sadly) missed...

Planning a renovation? Some people love to buy a new home, sit back, relax and do  nothing. Others itch to renovate their home at some stage – especially if they believe in the age old advice of buying ‘the worst house in the best street’! If...

The Australian finance market is complex and constantly changing. The dominance of the ‘Big 4’ banks has contributed to a perception that all lenders are the same. The reality is that consumers are spoilt for choice.In Australia there are currently around 70 banks and over...