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Do I need a building inspection?

Posted by jon - April 1, 2014 - Industry News, Mortgages, Property, Property Investment
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You spend a lot of time and effort searching for the perfect property to buy. When you find the right one, it can be very exciting and you can even fall in love! Buying a property can be a very emotional decision, so it is important to get professional advice to ensure you remain sensible […]

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The Rise and rise of apartment living in modern Australia

Posted by jon - March 21, 2014 - Industry News, Property, Property Investment
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There was a time when the Australian dream was to own a house with its own block of land. A place where the kids play in the garden while mum hangs out the washing and dad mows the lawn. This scenario may still exist, but there’s been a marked shift away from that dream and […]

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RBA sits on the sidelines as Interest Rates remain on hold

Posted by jon - March 4, 2014 - Industry News, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Property Investment
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The Reserve Bank of Australia has indicated that we are in a ‘period of stability’ by leaving interest rates on hold during their monthly meeting this afternoon. The current cash rate sits at an historic low of 2.50%. Indeed, the RBA has gone on record as stating that global economic conditions have ‘evolved broadly as […]

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6 Things You Can Claim To Maximise Your Tax Savings

Posted by jon - August 7, 2013 - Industry News, Mortgages, Property, Property Investment
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Once again another excellent and timely article from the Your Investment Property Every dollar you can claim on an investment property will benefit your financial well being. With this in mind, Eddie Chung explains what you can and cannot claim on negatively geared investments One of the most popular wealth creation strategies is negative-gearing investment properties. The […]

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What do you really have to lose?

Posted by jon - July 26, 2013 - Industry News, Mortgages
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Mortgage brokers account for approximately 40 to 50% of all home loan submissions in Australia, but there still seems to  be many people who are confused about what they do and how much it will costs them to use one. Do you really understand what it is that a Mortgage Broker actually does? I am […]

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Housing Affordability is the Strongest in Five Years

Posted by jon - June 12, 2013 - Industry News, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Property, Property Investment
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The latest Edition of the Adelaide bank and REIA Housing Affordability Report has now been released and shows a further improvement in affordability with the reduction in interest rates. I have attached the report below for those interested in reviewing the information. With housing affordability now the best it has been in excess of five years, […]

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Confidence in Superannuation returns at all time Low

Posted by jon - July 24, 2012 - Industry News, Mortgages, Property, Property Investment, Uncategorized
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I constantly receive feedback from Self employed clients that they refuse to contribute money into their super as they feel it is so far outside their control that they would rather forgo the tax benefits of contributing to super and just pay down their mortgage or make investments outside their super. Unfortunatley many investors feel that they have a real lack […]

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High Time for Property Investment

Posted by jon - February 18, 2012 - Industry News
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With rental prices soaring in the capital cities from a major shortage of supply, and house values at levels that haven’t been so low for over five years, there are some incredible opportunities for first home owners and investors. I make no bones about being an advocate for owning property, I strongly believe that no […]

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Homeowners Outcry to Leave Major Banks

Posted by jon - February 16, 2012 - Industry News
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Despite the Reserve Bank’s announcement to hold rates at 4.25 percent, the Big Four banks, the ANZ, Westpac, NAB, and Commonwealth Bank could increase their cash rates. Homeowners are in rage with this decision and 70 percent of them threat to leave their banks if there shall be any increase in the monetary policy. 72 […]

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1300 Home Loans: Taking banks head on

Posted by jon - February 15, 2012 - Industry News
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Australia’s first mortgage broker-owned home loan brand 1300 Home Loan recently launched on the Sunshine Coast, linking brokers to a 1300 number and their geographic area. 1300 Home Loan managing director John Kolenda said more than 300 brokers attended the introductory roadshows in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast, and more would be held across Australia before their official launch. “We are targeting […]

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