House versus Apartment

Does a house make a better investment than an apartment? It's a common question but like the 'old versus new' debate, the answer depends on who you speak to!

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Old versus New Property

If there's one topic property investors rarely agree on, it's what makes a better investment: old or new?

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Rate Rollercoaster

We've spent the year expecting interest rates to go up, now there's hope they may be coming down. It's an unusual reversal of fortune and one that took many economists by surprise when just a few months ago the Reserve Bank was widely tipped to lift rates at least twice before Christmas.

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Bank or Broker?

Clients sometimes ask us why they shouldn't just go direct to a bank. Our answer is that mortgage brokers can do a lot more than process a transaction - we provide advice, financial guidance and valuable assistance with negotiating your way through the mortgage process. We also take the time to listen to your needs and understand your future financial goals.

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Network Success

Networking is a great way to make contacts and establish relationships, but not everyone is good at small talk. Luckily there are tried and tested tactics for breaking the ice and getting a conversation going.

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Did you know? Here are some First Home Buyer stats

Some interesting First Home Buyer Stats.

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Anyone looking to buy their first property?

First home buyers are putting aside their nerves and making a comeback to the property market. After lying low for 12 months, the number of new home loan commitments by first home buyers is on the rise, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Building Wealth for Retirement

Investing in property can help build wealth for retirement in a way that superannuation, savings or the stock market cannot.

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Young Australians want their own home

The dream of home ownership is alive and well, according to a new report that reveals Generation Y are willing to give up luxuries to own their first home.

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Living Green

Lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint by making some green improvements around your home.

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Beat the Cost of Living

How to cope with the rising cost of electricity, fuel and groceries? If asking for a pay rise is out of the question, let's look at what else you can do to survive the escalating cost of living.

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7 Ways to Pay down your Home Loan Sooner

You don't need to win the lottery to pay off your home loan. There are a number of great strategies for reducing your loan balance and saving thousands in interest repayments. It's never too late to begin, so pick and choose which of the following work for you.

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Flat Market Favours Buyers

You've probably heard the reports about the Australian property market being 'flat'. What does it mean to have a flat market and what are the implications for you as a buyer or seller?

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Exit Fees Out or Not?

The proposed ban on mortgage exit fees by the federal government has been put on hold following its rejection by a Senate committee.
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Work Life Balance

Juggling commitments to work and family often seems to require the perception of a psychic, the balance of a tightrope walker and the stamina of an Olympic athlete. Striking the right balance has never been easy, but it will definitely become easier if you make the most of your time by becoming organised.
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Secrets Every Home Buyer Should Know

In the market for a new home? Let's take a look at some industry secrets that will make it easier for you to choose a property that's right for you and your bottom line.
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Tax Tips

It's nearing the end of the financial year, which means it's time to tackle your tax return. Here are a few tax tips from the experts that might help you lower your tax bill.
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Exit Fees Out

Switching home loans has become one step easier with the removal of mortgage exit fees.
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2011: A Positive Market Outlook

2011 is shaping up as a positive year for the property market...

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Success as a Landlord

Earn money while someone pays off your mortgage - that's the life of a landlord! Owning a rental property can be a 'dream come true' if you follow these tips for successfully managing your investment.

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