Gold for Property

If medals were handed out for making money, gold would go to property investment according to this year's BRW Rich 200 List.

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Serious about Super

When was the last time you checked to see how your superannuation was performing? Many of us give very little thought to our super until we need it and by then it's often too late.

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Unleash your Equity to Expand your Portfolio

Owning a property provides a hidden source of wealth that can be used to build an investment portfolio.

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Be Your Own Olympian

Ask any Olympic athlete what got them to London and they will invariably mention the words 'motivation', 'dedication', 'perseverance' and 'goal setting'.

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Increase your Income

If there is one thing that most of us want more of it's money. Enterprising Londoners found ways to earn extra cash during the Olympics by renting out their homes and carports, selling memorabilia on eBay and hosting Olympic themed events. One London taxi driver even rented out his cab at night as a single-person hotel room.

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Affordable Property Investment

A large bank balance is not a prerequisite for affording an investment property. There are many options available to help you get a foot in the door including using home equity, tax incentives and tailored investment loans.

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Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid these common mistakes and refinancing your home loan should be a simple, trouble-free experience. Successfully navigating the refinancing process can enable you to take advantage of better rates and features, as well as provide finance for a renovation, construction or property purchase.

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Buyers Wish List

Multiple bathrooms are rated as number one on a wish list of features that buyers look for in a new home.

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Price Bubble Debunked

Despite talk of a housing price bubble, ANZ research shows there is little chance of a housing market crash this year. The bank forecasts prices to remain on hold or fall slightly, but not crash.

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Myths of Insurance

We rarely think twice about insuring our car, our house and even our possessions, yet we often overlook protecting our most important asset - our income.

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What if ...

Considering investing in property, but worried about all the things that might go wrong? Here we look at how to deal with a number of common 'what if' scenarios.

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Fix or not?

A drop in fixed rates by a number of banks and lenders has increased the number of borrowers who are fixing their home loans.

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Technology Trends 2012

Just as the fax machine has been relegated to dinosaur status, so too will email be considered old hat. Analysts predict that 2012 will see technologies become more social, more connected and increasingly voice controlled.

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Private Sale or Auction?

Selling your home via auction or private treaty is never an easy decision to make.

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Renovate to Sell

Renovation is one of the ways you can differentiate your home to attract buyers in a slow market, but you need to do your homework to ensure that renovating before you sell is worth the time, effort and money.

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Lower Risk with Due Diligence

Due diligence is an important part of any major transaction and acquiring a commercial property is no exception.

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Put a Price on Your Home

How do you go about finding out the true value of your home? You might not want to go to the expense of hiring a qualified property valuer, but you are worried about the accuracy of relying on market appraisals from real estate agents or online property price reports.

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The Year Ahead

With so many mixed messages going around about the state of the economy, we thought it was time to look at what the statistics tell us.

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Insure against Risk

Risk is a necessary part of life, whether it's as simple as trying a new breakfast cereal or as complex as investing in property. It's how we manage these risks that can determine our future - wealth, happiness and lifestyle.

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Banish Work Blues

We all have periods when we feel less than enthusiastic about being at work. When this happens, consider the following tips for achieving greater job satisfaction...

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